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Voting ‘no’ for survival

November 3, 2013

Dan Griffith, Minot The school board has released what the proposed taxes would be on a $200,000 market value home through 2017, which amounts to $138.10 per month starting in 2017 (or $1,657....

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klimp21

Nov-14-13 7:12 PM

CITY LEADERS DO NOT CARE ABOUT PEOPLE WHO HAVE LIVED HERE ALL THEIR LIFE.ALL THEY CARE ABOUT IS NEW MONEY.GO AHEAD KEEP CHASING LONGTIME RESIDENTS AWAY WHEN OIL IS DONE MINOT WILL FOLD UP.

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OldCat

Nov-10-13 8:29 PM

FIGURE OUT A DIFFERENT FUNDING SOURCE TO PAY FOR SCHOOL RENOVATIONS AND EXPANSIONS-RROPERTY TAXES ARE HIGH ENOUGH NOW. VOTE NO

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Legend

Nov-07-13 12:08 AM

The reason for the low cd rates is because the market is not doing that well overall. Banks put our cd money in the market. the DOW and other averages are made up of good performers and do not represent the entire market. the state retirement fund is proof of the mediocre market performance. vote no for survival.

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Legend

Nov-05-13 9:17 AM

if u care about those with lower incomes--vote no. if you believe in our democracy--vote no. if you are tired of a city govt. that does as it pleases--vote no. if you object to corp. welfare--vote no. if you think oil tax should pay for oil impacts like the need for more school space--vote no. if you believe in doing the right thing when no one is looking--vote no. if flood control is more important than a downtown facelift, a new event center and more hockey--vote no.

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concerned

Nov-04-13 11:15 PM

What is it going to take? It's going to take rethinking this bond issue and tell the truth...like I said you need all of the facts, and not the partial truth. You need to put out a table for with all of the valuations of property let's say a 300,000 home and so forth before the bond and let voters really decide not just cite one sample. You also need to put the number out the for the Ward County Office to let everybody know to call them for property tax questions. It's time to educate people fully and for real. Then you also rethink the monies and resources. You look how much more property taxes are coming in from all of these new commercial entities, apartments, town house, homes and more. Then you come up with a better solution.

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locomotive

Nov-04-13 10:12 PM

willgrr Nov-04-13 9:47 AM

Your post had something to do with the bond issue?

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Legend

Nov-04-13 4:46 PM

Matt: 2008 was the eye opener. the state retirement fund is perpetual proof of what happens to investors. i was only able to retire because i had nothing in the market after 2000. am still holding cd's at 3.7. smartest financial move i ever made.

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Legend

Nov-04-13 4:42 PM

if the state keeps a large bankroll it may be tempted to pay for damage from oil bus. that leaves town. w/o the bankroll they would be forced to go after them and make them pay 4 any leak, spill, pollution, found years down the road. A NO vote is the right thing to do. we non-oil people are apying too much now for the business to b here.

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MattRothchild

Nov-04-13 11:35 AM

There's plenty to be said about the Frontline documentary...not all of it good. There was a major conflict of interest underlying it.

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Legend

Nov-04-13 10:55 AM

thanks matt. frontline had an excellent story on the cost of managing money--if u hire a financial mgr. for a mutual fund and the fee is 2%--that 2% takes away 2/3rds of your earnings. money management often. carries a high cost.

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MattRothchild

Nov-04-13 10:19 AM

Remember that every time you vote to approve one of these bonds, Wall Street profits handsomely. And you? You get to go into debt and raise your taxes so they can profit handsomely.

Go learn about municipal bond underwritings before you vote. Yes, go get a REAL education before you vote.

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Legend

Nov-04-13 10:12 AM

NDB: Solution? What part of the state havig billions in their coffer and more billions to come soon don't u understand? this city is on a path to tax some residents out of their home while the state has billions.

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citizen24

Nov-03-13 10:51 PM

With that said, I would vote to build one school now and additional money for remodel or update of some old ones. But over 100 MILLION DOLLAR request that they say they will only use if they have to? Sorry. I wont support that.

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citizen24

Nov-03-13 10:48 PM

A lot of people who are gonna vote for this thing and caught up in the moment will be same ones complaining about prop taxes next year. I listened to one teacher complain about property taxes recently and with same breath said her wages were too loe Unreal.

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NoDakBoy

Nov-03-13 8:01 PM

For those that posted comments against the bond issue, what is your solution? We created the majority of the problem before oil by not building an elementary school 10 years ago when we were asked. Washington Elementary became a re-purposed school but not the size needed. We voted down a building fund that would have kept our buildings more current and up-to-date. You can blame oil and it is certainly a major factor but as a life-time North Dakota resident I have always prided our state as one that does things for themselves by taking the lead. I certainly hope that we will get some relief in the future but I am not willing to risk our students' future on the legislature coming to their senses. I am voting yes because the facts are clear and paint a scary future if we don't do the right thing!

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Larry7

Nov-03-13 6:10 PM

This school bond proposal shows everyone just how out of touch the school board is with the average person. This proposal should be remembered at the next election and lets get some board members in there that are in touch with reality. It's important that everyone get out and vote because the groups supporting this bond will be out in force.

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Legend

Nov-03-13 4:59 PM

you read like bengazi news n1. what is taken from the citizens in excess taxes will often come out of the giving to churches and charities. you would have to live on a budget and go to church or give to charity to understand that.

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Nancy1

Nov-03-13 12:13 PM

Churches and charities do not pay taxes.

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muleskinner

Nov-03-13 10:32 AM

The people who are in favor of this bond issue should all put their money where their mouths are.

Action, as in dig into your own pockets, not the pockets of people who can no longer afford more taxes, and those who support it, like Mr. Aas and Mr. Backes, must have bank accounts that have money in them, so they can withdraw some of the money they have and donate it to the school system.

If they want to have all of the improvements so bad, then they can use their own personal funds and pay for the school system improvements themselves.

I don't have that kind of money and there is no need for them to try and extract another pound of flesh.

Vote NO!

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Legend

Nov-03-13 10:10 AM

the majority of us simply cannot afford it. this is how business creates costs and our politicians have us pay the bill. no thanks i am tapped out. our charities and churches are suffering enough now without new taxes taking more of their money. THE STATE NEEDS TO PAY THIS BILL BECAUSE IT IS AN OIL IMPACT.

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concerned

Nov-03-13 1:07 AM

Everybody just needs to call the Ward County Office and find out how much their property taxes are going to be next year before the bond gets passed. I support the letter, and even before the bond gets passed, some are paying almost $1,000 a year more. The vote will tell all and go from there.

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