NOTICE OF MEASURE ELECTION AND
RECEIPT OF BALLOT TITLE
Filed in the Office of County Clerk 9/01/2016
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a ballot title for a measure designated 5-263, referred by St. Helens School District #502, has been filed with the Columbia County Clerk on September 1, 2016.
The ballot title caption is: Bonds to construct classrooms and schools; safety improvements, update technology
Bonds to construct classrooms and schools; safety improvements, update technology
Shall District construct, repair classrooms, schools; improve safety, technology; estimated to maintain current bond tax rate by issuing $49,635,000 bonds? If the bonds are approved, they will be payable from taxes on property or property ownership that are not subject to the limits of sections 11 and 11b, Article XI of the Oregon Constitution.
If approved, St. Helens School District bonds would fund construction, renovation, furnishing and equipping of schools and classrooms; improved access to technology; safety and security improvements; repairs. The District estimates that given expiring debt current District bond tax rates will not increase. The District may be awarded $4 million in State matching funds if this measure is approved and matching funds are available. Independent audits, citizen oversight required.
• Replace St. Helens Middle School with construction phases allowing students to remain onsite
• Renovate St. Helens High School including new classrooms, repairs and security improvements
• Replace alternative high school modular campus with a permanent structure onsite
• Site and building improvements; demolition
• Payment of interest
• Technology, safety and security improvements
• Bond issuance costs
Bond maturity will not exceed 26 years from date of issuance and may be issued in one or more series. The estimated District bond levy tax rate will remain unchanged at approximately $1.38 per $1,000 of assessed value. Actual tax rates may differ, depending on interest rates incurred and change in assessed value.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a measure election conducted by mail will be held on Tuesday, November 8 2016.
An elector may file a petition for review of this ballot title in the Columbia County Circuit Court no later than 5:00 p.m. September 13th, 2016 (which is the 7th business day after receipt.) ORS 255.155
This notice is published pursuant to ORS 255.145(5) by Elizabeth E. Huser, Columbia County Clerk.
Publish 09/09/2016. SCS15859491