Operating Referendum Ballot

Notice is hereby given that a special election has been called and will be held in and for ISD #129 (Montevideo Public Schools), Chippewa, Lac Qui Parle, and Yellow Medicine Counties, Minnesota, on November 3, 2020, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. to vote on the following questions: 

SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION 1
APPROVE RENEWED REFERENDUM LEVY AUTHORIZATION


The school board of Independent School District No. 129 (Montevideo Public Schools) has proposed to renew its referendum revenue authorization in the amount of $156.76 per pupil, which expires at the end of taxes-payable year 2021. The renewed authorization amount of $156.76 per pupil proposed in this ballot question would be first effective for taxes payable in 2022, and would be applicable for nine years unless earlier revoked or reduced as provided by law.

Shall the renewal of the referendum levy authorization proposed by the school board of Independent School District No. 129 be approved?

[  ] YES      [  ] NO

By voting "YES" on this ballot question, you are voting for a property tax increase.


SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION 2
APPROVE INCREASE IN REFERENDUM LEVY AUTHORIZATION


If School District Ballot Question 1 is approved, the school board of Independent School District No. 129 has additionally proposed to increase the school district's referendum revenue authorization by $303.24 per pupil, which would result in a total renewal-plus-increase authorization amount of $460.00 per pupil. This authorization would be first effective for taxes payable in 2021, and would be applicable for ten years unless earlier revoked or reduced as provided by law.

If School District Ballot Question 1 is approved, shall the increase in the referendum levy authorization proposed by the school board of Independent School District No. 129 also be approved?

[  ] YES      [  ] NO

By voting "YES" on this ballot question, you are voting for a property tax increase.