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Karen Monson July 22, 2014 at 02:19 PM
I agree. I would also like to know why the plants and grasses in the medians on Burnham are allRead Moredea d and full of weeds... So are the traffic circles plantings, what happened to the landscaping?
Karen Monson July 22, 2014 at 02:20 PM
I'm so sorry you are having to go through this building chaos, I just drive through it, can'tRead Moreimagin e living next to it.
Leslie Harbaugh July 20, 2014 at 09:48 PM
Yes they do and we are grateful that they support and value our community enough to invest so muchRead Moref or such an important school election. This is on top of the impact fees they are required to pay to build in our community. They understand that the homes they are building are for families with kids and believe in investing in our schools to ensure they have a great place to learn and grow. It is not the homes that bring the people, it's the people who want to live here that drive the building of new homes. People who buy property often research to see if the community where they want to live invest in their local schools because that impacts property values. Strong schools = Strong community. Greene Gassaway has decades of experience working with school districts all around Puget Sound and their reputation is stellar. We are fortunate to have such experienced companies working for schools. Another example of our district taking the time to find the best vendors and companies to ensure our schools and community remain strong. Those that opposed the levy so vocally last year agreed to support at least the bond this year. Based on what they are sharing and not sharing with the community about the measures this year, it seems they are not keeping their promise.
john schuller July 21, 2014 at 10:53 AM
As always, follow the money! Thanks for the research Karen. Says a lot about the motivations ofRead Moresome ... more money!
Karen Monson July 22, 2014 at 08:55 AM
You're welcome, John.
Leslie Harbaugh July 20, 2014 at 09:58 PM
Just to clarify, currently Peninsula School District taxpayers pay about $2.83 per thousand ofRead Moreasses sed home value. For a home valued at $300K that is $849 per year for the school portion only. For a home with an assessed value of $900K the tax rate for the school portion only would be about $2,142. The higher the assessed value for your home, the higher the tax rate. If we were to add the additional $0.96 that the school district is asking for if the bond and levy pass... An additional $288/1000 of assessed home value for a home valued at $300K. That equals $62M in funding for our schools and ensures a stable tax rate for future improvements.
Karen Monson July 22, 2014 at 08:52 AM
So, bottom line, for a 300k home the total tax they pay for schools per year would be $1,137 perRead Moreyea r? You are saying a 900,000 home or land pays 3,042. Would that total payment go up higher over the following years or stay the same?
Karen Monson July 22, 2014 at 08:54 AM
So, bottom line, for a 300k home the total tax they pay for schools per year would be $1,137 perRead Moreyea r? You are saying a 900,000 home or land pays 3,042. Would that total payment go up higher over the following years or stay the same based on the propositions?
Lawrence July 10, 2014 at 11:12 PM
oops, Victoria is of course just WEST of Mt. Vernon, must have had a magnet in myRead Morepocket............ ..
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