Boyden-Hull Voters Going To The Polls To Decide Fate Of PPEL Levy

Date posted - February 4, 2014

boyden hull ballotHull, Iowa — Voters in the Boyden-Hull School District are going to the polls today (Tuesday, February 4th, 2014) to decide the fate of two measures that would help the district renovate one of its athletic facilities.

According to the district superintendent, they want to improve the athletic facility they share with Western Christian, A.R. Hesla Field. Resurfacing of the track, a new concession stand, and improvements to the public restrooms are planned.

There are actually two measures on the ballot today. One would raise the current Physical Plant and Equipment Levy or “PPEL” by 67 cents per thousand dollars of valuation for its remaining two years. The other would extend it for an additional ten years at the new rate of $1.34 per thousand.

There are two polling places for the district: the Hull Public Library and the Boyden DEMCO Building. Polls are open until 8:00 this evening (Tuesday).

Full text on the ballot:

Proposition A:

Shall the Board of Directors of the Boyden-Hull Community School District, in the Counties of Sioux and Lyon, State of Iowa, for the purpose of purchasing and improving grounds; constructing schoolhouses or buildings and opening roads to schoolhouses or buildings; purchasing of buildings; purchase, lease, or lease-purchase of technology and equipment; paying debts contracted for the erection or construction of schoolhouses or buildings, not including interest on bonds; procuring or acquisition of libraries; repairing, remodeling, reconstructing, improving, or expanding the schoolhouses or buildings and additions to existing schoolhouses; expenditures for energy conservation; renting facilities under Chapter 28E; purchasing transportation equipment for transporting students; lease purchase option agreements for school buildings or equipment; purchasing equipment authorized by law; or for any purpose or purposes now or hereafter authorized by law, be authorized for a period of two (2) years, to levy annually, as determined by the Board, a voter-approved physical plant and equipment property tax not to exceed an additional Sixty-Seven Cents-($.67), per One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) of assessed valuation of the taxable property within the school district commencing with the levy for collection in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, and ending in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, it being understood that if this proposition should fail to be approved by the voters, such failure shall not be construed to terminate or restrict authority previously granted by the voters to levy a special tax for any one or more of the foregoing purposes?

Proposition B:

Shall the Board of Directors of the Boyden-Hull Community School District, in the Counties of Sioux and Lyon, State of Iowa, for the purpose of purchasing and improving grounds; constructing schoolhouses or buildings and opening roads to schoolhouses or buildings; purchasing of buildings; purchase, lease or lease-purchase of technology and equipment; paying debts contracted for the erection or construction of schoolhouses or buildings, not including interest on bonds; procuring or acquisition of libraries; repairing, remodeling, reconstructing, improving, or expanding the schoolhouses or buildings and additions to existing schoolhouses; expenditures for energy conservation; renting facilities under Chapter 28E; purchasing transportation equipment for transporting students; lease purchase option agreements for school buildings or equipment; purchasing equipment authorized by law; or for any purpose or purposes now or hereafter authorized by law, be authorized for a period of ten (10) years, to levy annually, a voter-approved physical plant and equipment property tax not to exceed One Dollar Thirty-Four Cents ($1.34) per One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) of the assessed valuation of the taxable property within the school district, commencing with the levy for collection in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, or each year thereafter?

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