Setting Levy Rates for 2015-201x

It is anticipated that when we bring the new WHS online in the fall of 2015 there will be additional expenses associated with operation.  (utiliities, insurance, staffing, etc.)  A conservative estimate of the impact is in the neighborhood $500,000-$650,000.  

The levy that expires at the end of 2014 is $3,400,000.  It is recommended that the board propose to the voters a three-year M&O levy with a flat collection amount of $3,950,000 in each of the three years (2015-2018)

In September the board reviewed information demonstrating Woodland's historically conservative M&O requests.  over the last several years the levy requests increased $150,000 per year.  

It is estimated that the impact of the levy on the taxpayers will be:

Collection 

Year

Total Collection

Estimated levy

rate per

$1000 in TAV

2013 $ 3,250,000

 $2.59 (Actual)

2014 $ 3,400,000 $ 2.70 
2015 $ 3,950,000  $3.08
2016 $ 3,950,000 $ 2.99
2017 $ 3,950,000 $ 2.90