Both are extremely important! Both allow flexibility to plan for our growing student population.
1. Public Measure B: Approve the revenue purpose statement for spending the State- wide One Cent Sales tax – formerly the Local Option Sales Tax (SILO). This is not a new tax! It replaces the SILO one cent sales tax. 2. Public Measure C: Extends the current Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) collected since 1983. This is not a new tax! It is an extension of an existing tax at its current rate. 3. Where is Measure A?
Measure – B - Revenue Purpose Statement ◦ The proposed uses are identical to those approved by district voters for SILO. Including: Property tax relief Building upgrades Site acquisition Technology Energy-efficiency initiatives. ◦ Estimated revenues 2012-13 approximately $3.3 Million per year ◦ Code does not allow use for regular daily operations (like utilities, textbooks, etc.) or salary expenses.
◦ $2 million each year for property tax relief ◦ Paid off facility-related debt early to save interest ◦ Baseball and softball field improvements ◦ Point track, stadium, practice fields, tennis courts, and walking trail (costs shared with PPEL). ◦ Purchase of and improvement to property to support youth activities while preparing the existing site for the next elementary school ◦ Stadium Upgrade
Public Measure C - Extends the current Physical Plant and Equipment Levy collected at CCSD since 1983. Not a new tax! Extension is at current rate – 67 cents per thousand dollars of assessed valuation – same rate collected for the last 27 years. It provides approximately $1.5 million annually
Equipment like buses and vans. Technology equipment - classroom and infrastructure Carpet/tile/roof replacement Roadway and parking lot improvements Playground upgrades HVAC system upgrades and repairs Prairie Point track, stadium, practice fields, tennis courts, and walking trail (costs shared with SILO) Code does not allow use for regular daily operations (like utilities, textbooks, etc.) or salary expenses.
Voting – Tuesday, February 1 ◦ 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM Voting Precincts: ◦ Prairie High School ◦ Ely Public Library ◦ Fairfax Public Library ◦ Swisher Legion Hall
Friday, January 28 at PHS from 2:00 to 8:00 PM At satellite voting, all registered voters residing in the district can vote regardless of precinct. For additional information, visit ◦ the District site at: www.prairiepride.org orwww.prairiepride.org ◦ Linn County Election Commission site at: http://sites.google.com/site/linncountyelectionservices