Mill levy increase will cost about 10 cents a day |

Mill levy increase will cost about 10 cents a day

Randy Jaeger

Dear Editor,

I support the Re-2 mill levy override because of the significant impact it will have on our children and communities.

I’ve done my homework, and due to growth in our communities and state, the net effect of the mill levy on residential property taxes will be just $34 per $100,000 of assessed valuation – that is without adding the new Super Wal-Mart, the new City Market and the expansion in the natural gas industry.

The following year, the cost will be even less.

That is less than 10 cents a day or $2.80 a month. You can’t even buy a soda or a hamburger for that amount.

Our children deserve our support.

There have been some concerns about an increase in property taxes. Most people did not see a tax increase when the $39 million bond referendum passed for new schools in 2001. I would encourage you to check your last three property tax notices to see what, if any, impact the bond had on you.

I hope that the voters of Garfield Re-2 will become informed about the mill levy. I’m voting for 3B because of what it will do to keep good teachers in our schools, and provide programs and services that we do not have in our communities now.

I encourage you to do the same.


Randy Jaeger


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