Palouse City Levy Addition Measures, 3 (November 2011)

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Three Palouse City Levy Addition Measures were on the November 8, 2011 ballot in the city of Palouse which is in Whitman County.

All three measures were approved

The first measure sought to implement a levy set at a rate of $.83 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a period of one year in order to fund street improvement costs in the city.

  • YES 235 (60.72%)Approveda
  • NO 152 (39.28%)

The second measure sought to implement a levy set at a rate of $.58 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a period of one year in order to fund maintenance and operational costs of the community pool in the city.

  • YES 275 (70.33%)Approveda
  • NO 116 (29.67%)

The third measure sought to add to the current levy by a rate of $.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a period of six years in order to fund emergency medical service costs in the city.[1]

  • YES 272 (71.02%)Approveda
  • NO 111 (28.98%)[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Proposition 1: For the purpose of funding street improvements and street oiling, the City Council of the City of Palouse proposes, pursuant to RCW 84.52.052, to impose an excess property tax levy upon all taxable property within the City in the amount of $40,000.00, an estimated $0.83 per $1,000.00, of assessed value in the year 2011 for collection in 2012, as provided in Resolution 2011-06. Should this proposition be approved?

Proposition 2: For the purpose of funding the operation and maintenance of the swimming pool, the City Council of the City of Palouse proposes, pursuant to RCW 84.52.052, to impose an excess property tax levy upon all taxable property within the City in the amount of $28,000.00 an estimated $0.58 per $1,000.00, of assessed value in the year 2011 for collection in 2012, as provided by Resolution 2011-07. Should this proposition be approved?

Proposition 3: Shall the City of Palouse be authorized to impose an additional property tax levy in the amount of fifty cents (.50) per thousand dollars of assessed valuation for each of six (6) consecutive years for provision of emergency medical services?[3]

References

  1. Whitman County Elections, Online Voters Guide (dead link)
  2. Whitman County Elections, Current Election Results
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.