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West Traverse Township Nature Preserve Levy Renewal (August 2012)

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A West Traverse Township Nature Preserve Levy Renewal measure was on the August 7, 2012 ballot in the township of West Traverse, which is in Emmet County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 223 (80.8%)Approveda
  • NO 53 (19.2%)[1]

This measure sought to renew the current nature preserve levy which is set at a rate of $.25 per $1,000 of assessed value for a further four years in order to continue to pay for operational and maintenance costs of the Thorne Swift Nature Preserve in the township.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the previous voted increase in the tax limitation proposed under Article IX, Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution on General Ad Valorem Taxes within West Traverse Township, be renewed at 0.25 mils ($0.25 per $1,000 of the taxable value) for the period 2012 through 2015 inclusive, for the purpose of operating and maintaining the Thorne Swift Nature Preserve; and shall the township levy such millage for such purpose, thereby raising in the first year an estimated $68,000?[3]


  1. Emmet County Clerk, August Election Results
  2. Emmet County Clerk, August Proposal List
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.