Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Levy Has Passed

The .75% income tax levy for the Swanton School district has passed, but it was disappointing to see how many "no" votes were cast for this levy that was actually a reduction in the tax rate. I was hoping for something more resembling a landslide than what we actually got.

But: it DID pass, and that is good news! We owe a ton of gratitude to the Levy Committee for all of their hard work, as well as our sports teams who helped at the polls and in picking up signs after the election had ended.

The current levy will continue to collect for another year before this new (reduced) levy will take effect. When it does, our residents will be contributing to a steady stream of income for the district, but at a lower rate.

Thanks again to everyone who made a positive contribution to the effort!

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