Eustis-Farnam nights beat Hitchcock County-photo by Mike Vontz
The 2015 Homecoming Royalty for Medicine Valley was announced after the football game on Friday, October 2. Pictured above l-r: Prince Sam Aanenson, Princess Hannah Hosick, King John Klintworth and Queen Jade Earhart.
The Annual Wellfleet Fall Festival was held on Saturday, September 12th. Many came out and celebrated the festivities that day. Pictured above is one of the several items that went down the parade at 2:00 p.m. as you can see children and adults both enjoy their ride on the train. This years theme was along the dusty tails. Kids, adults and even turtle came out for the events! -Photo by Amber Hickert
The Maywood School Board met on Monday, September 14th to act on a number of issues. One of which was a ‘tax request’ hearing to raise the levy for the 2015-16 school year.
The board unanimously voted to increase the tax levy from .822354 per one hundred dollar of valuation to .834100.To compare the levy with other schools in the district, Eustis-Farnam’s current tax levy is at .717761 and Medicine Valley’s is at 1.000.
The valuation increase was needed to fund additional cash reserves and an increase in the building fund.
Many patrons appeared to express their dissatisfaction with the proposed increase.
“We are having to tighten our belts at home more with the taxes going up, property more than doubled in taxes this last time. I’d like to remind the board their are people watching what we do with the tax money.” said patron Marvin Henry.
The cash reserve was also brought up by a few patrons including Peggy Smith. “The cash reserve got dwindled down, spent a tremendous amount in the previous years.” replied Marty Shurr school board member. Patrons also asked the board, ‘What if the levy doesn’t get fixed?’. The board replied with an answer of ‘then we don’t have a big cash reserve.’
A lot of patrons also had words to say to the board on how they are spending the tax payers money. There were a lot of disgruntled patrons that discussed the housing expenses they give to the superintendant also the money that was spent on upgrades including lockers, carpet and display cases.
“65% of our taxes come to this school, their should be no increase in the levy at all, the board should be tightening their belt.” said patron Anne Farr.
The board then continued on with their regular monthly meeting. Lyle Koester had spoke during the community input and thanked the administrators for the band playing at the Wellfleet parade.
The board also filled the vacancy on the school board. They had one applicant ‘Russ Gerlach’ he will begin his term in the October meeting because of the resignation of Doug Snyder.
The October meeting will be held on the 12th for their monthly meeting.