Thursday, May 05, 2011

No promise made

A reader left this comment:
Jim,

To my knowledge, there was never a timeframe stated for how long this levy money is to last before another one is presented to voters. Do you know if this is true?

Also, what are your thoughts regarding district size? How much growth is permitted? Is there a stopping point or does the ogre just keep growing until tax burdens overwhelm the majority and "No" finally wins?
Great question. To my knowledge, no promise was made. So the district can be back in two years with its hand out once more.

Does anyone think the lack of a promise was an oversight?

Until the taxpayers yell, "Enough!" there is no stopping the ogre.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

One way the ogre can be stopped is when people stop moving into this school district because the taxes are too high. The school system needs to understand that there is a point of tolerance.

Anonymous said...

Actually there is a commitment by Lucas to "maintain services" for three years with this levy. See third to last page in link, below. Also stated the same in numerous "coffee" chats.


http://www.olentangy.k12.oh.us/district/superintendent/docs/20101208MillageRec.pdf

Jim Fedako said...

Missed that.

Thanks.

Let's see what happens.

Anonymous said...

The district has been pretty clear that they are on a three year cycle on levies. Sometimes they can stretch them longer but they've said to expect them every three years.

I also believe I once saw a planning document that showed levies and buildings out maybe 10 years, or at least a decent amount of time.