- Q: What portion of the ballot language relates to principal residence taxpayers?
- Q: Why is the rate on my recent tax bill for my principal residence less than the 11.6525 noted in the ballot language?
- Q: What might cause the principal residence rate to change?
- Q: What portion of the ballot relates to non-principal residences, including businesses and investment property?
- Q: Why can't the ballot wording be more clear?
- Q: If the principal residence rate changes with enrollment, can I expect to see an increase?
- Q: What is the millage language?
- Q: Who is eligible to vote on May 5th?
A: It is less because we levied less than 11.6525, which represents the maximum authorized millage rate. Why do we levy less? The actual rate is calculated annually and is driven by our enrollment and taxable values. Over the period of the last millage renewal we have levied less than the maximum amount. The 2014 rate levied was 8.1563. In addition, millage levies occur twice within the year, first in July and second in December. Half of the rate is applied with each levy. Therefore, the July and December property tax statements should be added together to arrive at the total taxes and rates.