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School board attempting to receive $125 million bond

August 27, 2013

The Minot Public School Board will ask voters to approve a $125 million bond referendum to pay for new school construction and to improve school security. The bond would be for 20 years....

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Aug-28-13 8:33 PM

Ever since keeping it local we have been getting ripped off. Only those fools who to keep property tax should have to pay this, I know that's ridiculous, but so was keeping property tax. Please, please, oh please tax us more. Property tax is not the right answer for this. It's going to have to get paid for, but how about everyone chips in, not just property owners who don't have an exemption!

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Aug-28-13 5:09 PM

If they want to save some money lets start with the city council. Does anyone else think it's funny that we have a council of 14 council persons? Bismarck and Fargo run a city commission system with 4 people, and Grand Forks has 7 council persons. Does anyone else feel that 14 is a waste of taxpayer money?

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Aug-28-13 5:05 PM

They sat on their hands for 20 years and didn't plan any growth. Where is the property tax relief that the legislature passed this past session to appease those who voted for Measure 2. Just watch, these cities (Grand Forks and Minot most notably) will push for higher taxes through valuations and mills and the Measure 2 folks will come around again and the next time it will pass.

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Aug-28-13 5:13 AM

Rapid population growth due to oil development.... aren't oil impact funds set up to alleviate problems such as school crowding? The legislature should do their job and shake loose with some of the money the state is hoarding.

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Aug-27-13 2:24 PM

Actually to keep it fair, due to them seeking it as a tax only on property - only those who would responsible for paying this tax should be allowed to vote. If your property is exempt - YOUR VOTE IS EXEMPT.

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Aug-27-13 2:22 PM

This is only the tip of the iceberg broken.....this doesn't include the property taxes that will be going up more than $500 because of high housing valuations. In addition, water bills will be going through the roof....Hmmm.....once was affordable housing, you're going to run even the upper middle class out of Minot....

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Aug-27-13 2:21 PM

Have the city actually examine all the exempt property they allow and we will find out that the majority of property in this city does not pay property tax. This burden would fall, as usual, on the minority. The vote would be allowed for all though. I am voting NO.

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Aug-27-13 10:04 AM

The citizen's of this city can not afford additional taxes!!!!

Why is the City Fund giving 4.4 Million Dollars to Bishop Ryan Catholic Schools, the Minot Family YMCA, the Minot Curling Club, the Minot Commission on Aging, the Minot Park District and Minot State University when our PUBLIC school system is in such dire need of funding?

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