November 3, 2020 General Election Measures

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City of Philomath

2-126 Charter Amendment: Mayor and Council Terms and Qualifications

Alsea School District 7J

NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF BALLOT TITLE

Notice is hereby given that a ballot title for a measure referred by Alsea School District 7J was filed with the Benton County Clerk on August 12, 2020.  The ballot measure will appear on the November 3, 2020 Election ballot.

The Ballot Title caption, question and summary follow:

Caption: Authorizes General Obligation Bonds for School Facility Improvements

Question: Shall Alsea School District No. 7J issue $2,100,000 general obligation bonds for capital costs, facility improvements and receive $1,740,000 grant? If the bonds are approved, they will be payable from taxes on property or property ownership that are not subject to the limits of sections 11 and 11b, Article XI of the Oregon Constitution.

Summary: The District has been awarded a $1,740,000 State grant which will be available only if the bonds are approved.  If the bonds are not approved, the grant will go to another District.

If approved, this measure would finance capital costs of the District, including:

- Improving, constructing, equipping and furnishing classrooms, exterior gathering plaza, vocational shop, administrative offices, covered bus waiting area, community weight room expansion, locker rooms and restrooms, kitchen, lunchroom, and rooms for life skills, special education, culinary arts

- Security and safety improvements and additions including controlled entries, security system, and fire alarm

- HVAC, window, lighting, communications and technology improvements

- Replacing bus repair facility

- Improving track and grandstand

- Paying costs of issuance

Bonds would mature in 26 years or less from the date of issuance and may be issued in one or more series.  If approved, the bond tax rate is estimated to be $1.00 per $1,000.00 of assessed value.  Actual rates may vary based upon interest rates incurred and changes in assessed value.

As indicated by ORS 255.155, an elector may file petition for review of this ballot title in Benton County Circuit Court no later than 5:00 PM on August 21, 2020, seventh business day after the ballot title is filed.

Brownly-Marshall Road District

NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF BALLOT TITLE

Notice is hereby given that a ballot title for a measure referred by Brownly-Marshall Road District was filed with the Benton County Clerk on August 4, 2020.  The ballot measure will appear on the November 3, 2020 Election ballot.

The Ballot Title caption, question and summary follow:

Caption: Renew of Local Option Tax for Operations

Question: Shall the district renew $0.20 per $1000 of assessed value tax for general operations for five years beginning 2021-2022?

Summary: Passage of this local option tax will allow the Brownly-Marshall Road District to continue to provide road maintenance and repair at approximately the same level of service as previous years.  If the measure does not pass maintenance and repair services will be reduced, primarily by reducing dust control.

The district currently has a permanent tax rate limit of $0.9301 per $1000 of assessed value and a local option tax of $0.20 per $1000 of assessed value which expires at the end of the 2020-2021 fiscal year.  This renewal would continue the local option levy of $0.20 per $1000 of assessed value through the 2025-2026 fiscal year.

At the maximum rate, the levy will raise approximately $2140 in 2021-2022, $2204 in 2022-2023, $2270 in 2023-2024, $2338 in 2024-2025, and $2408 in 2025-2026 for a total of $11,360.

As indicated by ORS 250.195, an elector may file petition for review of this ballot title in Benton County Circuit Court no later than 5:00 PM on August 13, 2020.

State Measures

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