MEETING DATE: 03-19-03 DATE PREPARED: 03-14-03
AGENDA ITEM: #11 AGENDA TITLE: Option levy
ITEM PREPARED BY: Stuber ITEM REQUESTED BY: Chair
SUMMARY: The March 2003 regular board passed a motion to request an Option Levy request for May 20, 2003. The board requested input from the Finance Committee for the levy. The Finance Committee met March 13, 2003 and did not recommend the board pursue the levy, but said if it was going to do so that the approach be for a specific dollar amount.
SUPERINTENDENT'S ADVICE: The board needs to approve the official resolution. Part of that process is to determine the amount to be requested as suggested by the FC, or to request a $/assessed value rate. Part of that process is to determine the life of the levy; i.e. for 2003-4 only or multiple years (the defeated levy was for three consecutive years). Finally, the board needs to approve the language on the ballot (I'm advising KISS—Keep It Simple Stuber). Once a motion is on the floor to set conditions for the ballot, the board may want to discuss the FC input on whether or not to try the levy request again.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ATTACHED: Nothing is available at this time and date (see above).