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3 'Yes' Or 'No' Questions Will Be On The Ballot In Maple Grove

Patch 9/8/2022 William Bornhoft
When Maple Grove voters head to the polls in November, they will be asked to approve and or reject three different proposals that would raise taxes. © Renee Schiavone/Patch When Maple Grove voters head to the polls in November, they will be asked to approve and or reject three different proposals that would raise taxes.

MAPLE GROVE, MN — When Maple Grove voters head to the polls in November, they will be asked to approve and or reject three different proposals that would raise taxes.

The city of Maple Grove is asking for an increase that would pay for an expansion to the community center. Meanwhile, Osseo Area Schools has two separate proposals that would increase revenue for the district.

Find the questions below:

CITY QUESTION 1 (Maple Grove)

Proposal: New sales tax to pay for renovation and expansion of the Maple Grove Community Center.

Question:

Shall the City of Maple Grove impose a sales and use tax of one-half of one percent (0.50%) for no more than 20 years or until $90,000,000 plus and amount equal to interest and the costs of the issuance of any bonds is raised, to finance the renovation and expansion of the Maple Grove Community Center, which could include the following: the addition of a third sheet of ice and walking track; expansion of aquatics facilities and locker rooms; expansion of expo/banquet facilities and space for seniors; new space for the arts and the historical society; and renovation and improvement of HVAC systems, roofs, and building structures?

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #279)

Proposal: Increase property taxes for Osseo Area Schools.

Question:

The board of Independent School District No. 279 (Osseo Area Schools), Minnesota has proposed to revoke the School District’s existing referendum revenue authorization of $1,801.72 per pupil, scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2023, and replace that authorization with a new authorization of $2,125.97 per pupil, subject to an annual increase at the rate of inflation. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be first levied in 2022 for taxes payable in 2023 and applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the revocation of the existing referendum authorization and the new authorization proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 279 (Osseo Area Schools), Minnesota be approved? BY VOTING “YES” ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #279)

Proposal: Increase property taxes to raise money for technological updates in Osseo Area Schools.

Question:

The board of Independent School District No. 279 (Osseo Area Schools), Minnesota has proposed to revoke the School District’s existing capital project levy authorization in the amount of 3.701% times the net tax capacity of the School District, scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2023, and to replace that authorization with a new capital project levy authorization in the amount of 4.701% times the net tax capacity of the School District to provide funds for the acquisition and installation of improved instructional technology, safety and security technology, systems for the technology infrastructure, and technology support staffing. The proposed capital project levy authorization will raise approximately $11,192,923 for taxes first levied in 2022, payable in 2023, and would be authorized for ten (10) years. The estimated total cost of the projects to be funded over that time period is approximately $111,929,230. Shall the revocation of the existing capital project levy authorization and the new authorization proposed to fund technology proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 279 (Osseo Area Schools), Minnesota be approved? BY VOTING “YES” ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

Nov. 8, 2022 election in Minnesota

Minnesotans can register to vote online at the Secretary of State's website. Check to see if your current voter registration information is up to date using this tool.

There are several different ways to vote in this fall's midterm elections:

Learn about the candidates who will appear on your ballot here.

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