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Brookfield BOE places new levy on spring ballot

Published: Thu, February 7, 2013 @ 2:10 a.m.


Brookfield Board of Education approved placing an additional, 4.85-mill continuous levy on the May 7 primary election ballot that would generate an additional $606,000 per year.

The levy would cost the owner of a $100,000 home $149 per year.

David Drawl, district treasurer, has projected that the district will have a $710,000 deficit by this summer.

The school district has been in fiscal watch since 2006 and failed to get voter approval last November for a 1 percent, five-year income tax that would have generated $1.4 million annually.


1Photoman(1249 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

Looks like running these new schools costs a bit more than was projected as there seems to be quite a few proposed levies.

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2DwightK(1537 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

There is literally a parking lot in the center of town because Valley View department store closed. Where are the residents of Brookfield supposed to come up with this money?

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3Boar7734(66 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

Last fall the Board members said the 1% income tax on residents would equal 9.13 mills on property tax. I will vote for a mill increase but suggest the Board respond why 4.85 mills vs the 9.13 mills the 1% income tax levy was to replicate. Straight talk is required for community support. Will they be coming after another levy if this passes? Of course the alternative is to merge with Vienna that does not have a new school. (Had they adopted the "earned income tax base" vs what they tried to slide in of a "traditional tax base" that taxes all income (pension, IRA distributiions, interest, dividends, and all social security they may have been successful.)

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