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|Property Tax Levy Tops Galesburg School Board Agenda
|Taxpayers in the Galesburg School District will likely see an increase on their property tax bills if the school board approves an administration request Monday night.
The District-205 School Board will vote on the tax levy for the current school year. District-205 officials have said the amount they will be asking for in the levy from taxpayers could very well result in a $60 yearly increase on the tax bill for a home valued at $100,000.
The District is struggling with some of the same things other districts and governmental entities are -- state funding that either isn't timely or is coming in the real form of federal economic strimulus dollars that could run out soon, and with having to fund an increased share of employees' retirement plans due to the downward movement in the stock market.
A Truth in Taxation Hearing was held at last month's meeting on the levies for the District, the Galesburg-Area Vocational Center, and the Knox-Warren Special Education District -- and, despite it being published as announced by law, no members of the public spoke out on it.
The District-205 board will also consider a temporary lease for Kelly Medical, who has been occupying part of the space at the former Giant Foods store at Seminary and Fremont Streets.
In addition, board members could approve the issuance of lease certificates as it ventures into what they call a lease-purchase agreement to take over ownership of the building.
The Galesburg School Board convenes starting at 6:55 Monday night for a public hearing on proposed changes to the internet use policy for students.
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