Franklin County voters to decide on 1% school facilities tax

Apr 1, 2011 Full story: KFVS12 17

Heartland voters head to the polls in just a few days. In Franklin County, Illinois voters will be asked if they want a 1% school facilities tax.

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Get Real

Ostrander, OH

#1 Apr 4, 2011
"IF" they do what they say.... and use it to improve the schools and lower property taxes.... Then YES im for it.......
retired

Mascoutah, IL

#2 Apr 4, 2011
Get Real wrote:
"IF" they do what they say.... and use it to improve the schools and lower property taxes.... Then YES im for it.......
By law thats all it can be used for. I will vote for it also.
Avid Fan

Herrin, IL

#3 Apr 4, 2011
I am voting YES!! THen we all need to shop in FRANKLIN COUNTY!!! Walmart, Kmart, dollar general, Cato, Fashion Bug...LOTS of places!!!
Vote

Mascoutah, IL

#4 Apr 4, 2011
I vote yes
short term memory

Davenport, IA

#5 Apr 4, 2011
The fate of my tax bill on the backs of the no-property owner voter, good times.
My opinion

Mascoutah, IL

#6 Apr 4, 2011
I believe it is a good thing.
2 cents worth

Waterloo, IA

#7 Apr 4, 2011
if I have to see any kind of increase at all, I'd rather it be the sales tax increase. There are LOTS of people to send their kids to school who don't own property to pay taxes on. At least with doing it as the sales tax increase, everyone pays their fair share. :)
My opinion

Mascoutah, IL

#8 Apr 4, 2011
I agree with 2 cents worth this way all pays for school instead of just property owners
UnEdumacated

West Frankfort, IL

#9 Apr 5, 2011
short term memory wrote:
The fate of my tax bill on the backs of the no-property owner voter, good times.
First of all YOU HAVE A VOTE AS WELL. Second, I didn't read anything about any correlation between this proposition and Franklin County PROPERTY taxes.
Read the article

Chicago, IL

#10 Apr 5, 2011
The article states:
Grant says each district in Franklin County would get a share of the money, collected off the tax of the sale of goods, based on size. She adds it would also help pay down bonds and avoid future property tax increases, all thanks to a few extra coins out of consumers' pockets.

It is NOT increased property tax. It's increased Sales tax. This is how rumors get started...
City limits

Mascoutah, IL

#11 Apr 5, 2011
While today is election day and many have already voted, here's a thought about the 1% sales tax.

FCUD 168 administrations says if the tax passes, it will reduce the propery tax rate 45-cents per $100 of valuation. Remember there are more than one tax levy on property from District 168. The levies are:

1. Education fund
2. Transportation fund
3. Building and maintenance fund

The reduction would be in the building and maintenance fund.

Polls are open to 7 PM.

Don't forget to vote!
concernedguy

United States

#12 Apr 5, 2011
i know that this increase has a good intent. but, i wouldnt be suprised that we will see an increase in property taxes. they will find another problem that needs to be filled.
Wf resident

Mascoutah, IL

#13 Apr 5, 2011
It was approved!!!!!!
poco

Malvern, PA

#14 Apr 5, 2011
concernedguy wrote:
i know that this increase has a good intent. but, i wouldnt be suprised that we will see an increase in property taxes. they will find another problem that needs to be filled.
Not on the education rate
lmbo

De Soto, IL

#15 Aug 9, 2011
Was this tax used to purchase the building across from the gym to be used for special ed since WF pulled out of Franklin/Jefferson special ed? Maybe I am mistaken but I thought it was to improve existing schools or build a new one not to start a new program or buy a building for offices. Will special ed classe be held here? We have schools that do not even have hot water for our children to wash their hands!
Birds Fan

Marion, IL

#16 Aug 9, 2011
lmbo wrote:
Was this tax used to purchase the building across from the gym to be used for special ed since WF pulled out of Franklin/Jefferson special ed? Maybe I am mistaken but I thought it was to improve existing schools or build a new one not to start a new program or buy a building for offices. Will special ed classe be held here? We have schools that do not even have hot water for our children to wash their hands!
It is my understanding that the tax does not go into effect until January 1, 2012.
lmbo

De Soto, IL

#17 Aug 9, 2011
So we should see improvements in our existing schools after January 1st? Heard a lot of money had to be spent on the special education building. Where did that come from?

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