Early voting starts Oct. 20 in C-P tax rollback election

From Staff Reports

Oct. 8, 2008 - Voters in the Como-Pickton Consolidated Independent School District will decide Nov. 4 whether or not to approve a rollback tax rate.

The special election called by the district's school board asks voters to decide whether or not to approve a property tax levy of $1.17 per $100 of taxable value. The district's rollback rate is $1.04.

The rate will raise taxes on a $100,000 home by about $130 a year.

The additional revenue is solely for day-to-day maintenance and operations. The proposed budget, if the tax rate is approved, calls for $4.13 million in expenditures, or $5,024 per student. Last year the district's expenditures were $3.986 million, or $4,802 per pupil.

The school board voted 7-0 to the $1.17 tax rate following positive feedback from the public at a special meeting on Aug. 25.

"There were five community members who spoke in public forum in support of the tax rollback election and in support of the board's efforts," Superintendent Sandra Billodeau following the meeting, adding that she'd heard many positive comments to the proposed rollback rate.

Voting will be held in conjunction with the presidential election at seven polling locations serving the district. They are:

n/ Precinct 2: VFW Hall, 1103 Whitworth St.

n/ Precinct 2A: Senior Citizens Activity Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

n/ Precinct 5: Saltillo Community Center, FM 900

n/ Precinct 8:Reilly Springs Community Center, 503 County Road 2439

n/ Precinct 13: Como Community Center, downtown Como

n/ Precinct 14: Pickton Community Center, 521 County Road 417

n/ Weaver Baptist Church, 782 County Road 531

Early voting in person will be conducted weekdays from Monday, Oct. 20, through Friday, Oct. 31, at Sulphur Springs Library, 611 North Davis St.

Early voting will also be held at the library Saturday, Oct. 25, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 26, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Voters can also request a ballot by mail by sending the request to Debbie Shirley, Early Voting Clerk, P.0. Box 288, Sulphur Springs, TX 75483. Applications for ballots by mail must be made no later than Oct. 25.

From Staff Reports

Voters in the Como-Pickton Consolidated Independent School District will decide Nov. 4 whether or not to approve a rollback tax rate.

The special election called by the district's school board asks voters to decide whether or not to approve a property tax levy of $1.17 per $100 of taxable value. The district's rollback rate is $1.04.

The rate will raise taxes on a $100,000 home by about $130 a year.

The additional revenue is solely for day-to-day maintenance and operations. The proposed budget, if the tax rate is approved, calls for $4.13 million in expenditures, or $5,024 per student. Last year the district's expenditures were $3.986 million, or $4,802 per pupil.

The school board voted 7-0 to the $1.17 tax rate following positive feedback from the public at a special meeting on Aug. 25.

"There were five community members who spoke in public forum in support of the tax rollback election and in support of the board's efforts," Superintendent Sandra Billodeau following the meeting, adding that she'd heard many positive comments to the proposed rollback rate.

Voting will be held in conjunction with the presidential election at seven polling locations serving the district. They are:

n/ Precinct 2: VFW Hall, 1103 Whitworth St.

n/ Precinct 2A: Senior Citizens Activity Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

n/ Precinct 5: Saltillo Community Center, FM 900

n/ Precinct 8:Reilly Springs Community Center, 503 County Road 2439

n/ Precinct 13: Como Community Center, downtown Como

n/ Precinct 14: Pickton Community Center, 521 County Road 417

n/ Weaver Baptist Church, 782 County Road 531

Early voting in person will be conducted weekdays from Monday, Oct. 20, through Friday, Oct. 31, at Sulphur Springs Library, 611 North Davis St.

Early voting will also be held at the library Saturday, Oct. 25, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 26, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Voters can also request a ballot by mail by sending the request to Debbie Shirley, Early Voting Clerk, P.0. Box 288, Sulphur Springs, TX 75483. Applications for ballots by mail must be made no later than Oct. 25.

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