On the last page of the handout, in big print, they say "18 cents per $1,000 of assessed value. Includes all propositions".
Now let's look at each of the propositions and the costs they have associated with each one according to the handout:
By my calculations, it would be $.271 per thousand or $27.10 for a home assessed at $100,000. Where do they get $.18 per thousand? Am I missing something?
By the way, here is the slide they presented at the November 1, 2006 budget hearing:
Yep, "could result in additional tax increase of $.05 per thousand". And if you remember, as of November 1 when they stated $.05 per thousand, there was actually an additional $500,000 for paving included in the bonding figures. Now they take out the $500,000 and we are told it will be $.18 per thousand, yet the numbers in the handout reflect $.271 per thousand!
You know, nothing they say about these bond resolutions makes any sense. How can they ask us to vote in favor of something that they don't seem to have a handle on?
Hell at this rate, by March 29, we may be up to $.50 per thousand of assessed value depending on whose calculator we are using!
And let's not forget that this will only take care of the "needs" for this year. What future plans do they have for Highway equipment, sidewalks, etc. How much will they want to bond for in 2008? They gave us blank stares when we asked that question at the January 11th "informational" meeting.