On Aug. 7, voters will hit the polls and approve or strike down a five-year, 6.83-mill levy that has the potential to make or break the district’s long-term budget.
If passed, the issue would generate $15 million in revenue and cost homeowners $209 per year for every $100,000 in valuation, said district Superintendent Walter Davis.
However, after narrow, back-to-back levy failures, the question remains: can the district muster enough votes to seal a victory?
To help ensure its passage, here’s what the district has lined up over the next two months:
- A door-to-door campaign will be held in mid to late July. Levy volunteers will talk to voters and distribute information.
- To garner community support, the levy committee – chaired by Scott Karlo, Caitlyn Sabo, Jerilyn McGuire and Mike McGuire – will host a Community Day rally on Saturday, Aug. 4. The family-friendly event will feature games, music, a classic car show and a fireworks show.
Editor's Note: A bullet point was removed from the article stating the board may seek additional reductions if the levy were to fail in August. That information was culled from email correspondence between Patch and Superintendent Walter Davis. However, upon further review, Davis said no additional cuts would be discussed or made at this time and has offered the following information in the Comments.