ATT’N LAWRENCE CO. TAXPAYERS: HERE IT COMES, THIS TIME FROM THE SCHOOL BOARDPosted by Chris Beavers on Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 @ 11:35 am.
As predicted last month, the school board will be approaching the Lawrence County board tomorrow night (11.18.09) at the November full board meeting to request a sales tax be imposed on taxpayers to continue funding the district.
We learned recently that one of the reasons why the county board is imposing up to a 27% increase on this year’s tax levy is that 27% is the MAXIMUM THEY ARE ALLOWED TO IMPOSE according to state law. Nothing like maxing out your taxpayers…we’ll see how much the school board wants. Probably a quarter of a percent, which is a typical sales tax increase request. Problem is, they haven’t been able to pass other sales tax increases in the past when they put them on the ballot…so now a taxing body, like the school board, takes the opportunity to bypass the petition process and just makes the request of the county board for placement on the ballot after passing a resolution.
We’ll see how this goes…and how big the crowd is, in opposition. If any.
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