The first of the emergency levies is a five-year emergency levy that was renewed on November 7, 2017. This levy generates $2,353,259 in revenues and is currently collecting at 4.2 mills. This levy expires at the end of 2023.
The second levy is a ten-year emergency levy that was renewed on November 7, 2019. This levy generates $3,528,880 in revenues and is currently collecting at 6.3 mills. This levy expires at the end of 2030.
With having two emergency levies, it is necessary that the District keep coming back to the voters with the same two levies every three to five years. In an effort to reduce the number of times we need to come back to the voters for the same levies, we looked at the option of combining both of these emergency levies into one levy that would be renewed every 10 years, and that is what is on the November 8 ballot.
For an emergency levy, a District collects a fixed dollar amount of money. In the November ballot language it refers to collecting $5,882,139. This ties back to the total sum of what the District currently is collecting as shown in the information above. The millage on the ballot language is estimated at 10.3 mills. Taxpayers are currently paying a total of 10.5 mills (4.2 mills + 6.3 mills) on the two current emergency levies.
If the combined levy passes, then the collection of the two existing emergency levies would stop at the end of 2022, and the collection on the combined new 10-year levy would start in 2023. If approved, a renewal of the combined levy would not be back on the ballot until November 2032.