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Schools need upgrades

October 20, 2013

Mike Lucy, Minot As we started our family we were apprehensive about having our children attend such a large school district....

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Oct-20-13 7:47 AM

besides, we have a few people on fixed incomes that haven't been forced to move to Bismarck yet, (where most i know have moved to) A YES vote will help get these people out of here. since that's what minot leaders seem to want. if you want to know what your property tax is, cut your house pmt in half and you should be pretty close. the amount per 1000 in valuation used to be on the assessor website, but i couldn't find it now. (shocker) Does anyone know what the exact amt per 1000 is? last i was told was about $15.00 per $1000. adds up fast.....

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Oct-20-13 8:12 AM

You must not have looked very hard (shocker). It's right at the bottom. 14.76 per 1000.

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Oct-20-13 8:42 AM

whats with a building, our for fathers of (the greatest generation) were schooled in the country, in a lot harder conditions than these kids, and did just fine.

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Oct-20-13 11:52 AM

Hey Mike, You and Steve should get together and rent a U-Haul truck together to save expenses when the 2 of you haul your dairy ayrs out of town on Dec.11. And a HO HO HO, Merry Christmas to you too.

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Oct-20-13 1:14 PM

many of us cannot afford more taxes. we can't afford more hockey, a new event center, a bubble or any other embellishments. this is the 1 chance where a deaf city must listen. vote no and let the billions in the state coffers pay for our school needs.

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Oct-20-13 2:33 PM

I will be voting no on this issue, and I will be encouraging everyone else that I know to vote no on this bond as well. If the school wants money, they can go ask the state for it. The citizens are sick of paying more and more and more.

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Oct-21-13 6:05 AM

Why thank you kindly Filmy - and since minot taxmasters think almost everyone's home is worth 200 grand now, it's only 2900.00+ for approx. property tax. Now Filmy, wanna help us out once more and let us know what it would be with the latest increase? i heard 456.00 once, but that was without the inevitable 'cost overruns' figured in yet. and that came from a politician so i don't think i'll take his word for it.

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Oct-21-13 4:10 PM

a school rep said the average bill would be $700 for many years(maybe till satan's crib freezes). then we add the utilities and maintenance for eternity. the obvious question is why aren't the new properties paying for the school increase? something is very wrong here. some city costs are fixed and do not increase with this "progress" so why the big tax wish? Just say no. we said no on the last new school request--they scoffed at us and bought a clinic then renovated it to be the new Washington school. we get to vote again now. vote no and let them know this is supposed to be a democracy where the majority is supposed to rule. teach them "character counts"

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Oct-22-13 1:43 PM

I will certainly vote YES! Thank you for your article.

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Oct-23-13 7:42 AM

City Costs are fixed? That has to be prime example of rhetoric without using facts. Do you think the city is immune from rising costs and that new police, firefighters and other workers are free. Also this is a school system bond it has nothing to do with City of Minot budget or tax levy.

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