Connell City Property Tax Increase (November 2011)

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A Connell City Property Tax Increase measure was on the November 8, 2011 ballot in the city of Connell, which is in Franklin County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 287 (62.12%)Approveda
  • NO 175 (37.88%)[1]

This measure sought to lift the current property tax lid by 1 percent more than is allowed by current Washington law. Since it was approved, the tax will be an addition of $.40, making the total amount taxed $2.92 per $1,000 of assessed property value. The additional tax will go towards paying for maintenance costs of parks and recreational facilities in the city. The tax was initially proposed for the August ballot but was then moved to November when no contested races were being held in the county. If the city had gone ahead with the election in August alone, it would have cost $18,000 where as if there had been other candidates it would only have cost $2,000.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

The City of Connell Council adopted Ordinance No. 898 asking voters to increase property taxes to finance parks and recreation operations and facility improvements. This proposition would increase the City's regular property tax levy by $0.40 per $1,000 over the current levy of assessed valuation for collection beginning in 2012 and use the 2012 levy amount to recalculate subsequent levy limits. Should this proposition be: Approved or Rejected?[3][4]


  1. Franklin County Elections, Current Election Results
  2. The News Tribune, "Franklin County primary canceled," June 26, 2011
  3. Franklin County Clerk, Online Voter's Guide
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.