As of Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Lewis and Idaho County property taxpayers: How many of us receive those annoying telephone solicitations. Some of us have even received calls from a local group asking why we did not vote on the recent failed school levy “304.” Wonder where they got that list of names?
So that being said, we are being asked to vote again on Aug. 25th. Idaho County gave a figure of $4,500 to run each levy. Assuming that Lewis County is the same, that’s $9,000. Who pays this bill for each levy?
We, the property payers have asked for accountability. You can post your reply in the post office or better yet use the newspaper. So far the board members have come out with two different lists of what the $325,000 levy will be used for. Is there another list?
You want us to vote yes, so give us what we want. How about an accurate breakdown of where the $650,000 was spent? What were the forest funds spent on? How much money came in from the government and the state? How much do you anticipate will be coming in this year?
One shining light. Our tax bill for December will be less. The 20-year bond and last year’s levy will be off. How sweet! Now we can afford to save for our new Medicare premium coming up in January. A suggested amount is 52 percent increase according to Social Security.
Please vote on Aug. 25. We senior taxpayers do care about our students. So, to the Kamiah School Board, give us accountability.