Lester, Iowa — This Tuesday is election day in western Lyon County.
Voters in the West Lyon School district are going to the polls to decide the fate of a Physical Plant and Equipment Levy measure. Those involved with such measures refer to them by the acronym “PPEL”, pronounced “pepple”.
The measure asks if the district should be authorized to levy annually, a voter-approved physical plant and equipment property tax not to exceed Sixty-Seven Cents per One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) of the assessed property value starting collection in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, and going for ten years.
The money could be used for several school-related purposes including building of school facilities.
In addition, people in Lester will also be asked to select a city council member. Because council member Don Grems moved out of the community, another member is needed to fill his empty seat. Ladell Kellenberger is running unopposed.
Here is the full text of the PPEL measure, as reported by the Lyon County Auditor’s Office:
SHALL THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC MEASURE BE ADOPTED?
Shall the Board of Directors of the West Lyon Community School District, in the Counties of Lyon and Sioux, State of Iowa, for the purpose of purchasing and improving grounds; constructing schoolhouses or buildings and opening roads to schoolhouses or buildings; purchasing of buildings; purchase, lease or lease-purchase of technology and equipment; paying debts contracted for the erection or construction of schoolhouses or buildings, not including interest on bonds; procuring or acquisition of libraries; repairing, remodeling, reconstructing, improving, or expanding the schoolhouses or buildings and additions to existing schoolhouses; expenditures for energy conservation; renting facilities under Chapter 28E; purchasing transportation equipment for transporting students; lease purchase option agreements for school buildings or equipment; purchasing equipment authorized by law; or for any purpose or purposes now or hereafter authorized by law, be authorized for a period of ten (10) years, to levy annually, a voter-approved physical plant and equipment property tax not to exceed Sixty-Seven Cents (670) per One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) of the assessed valuation of the taxable property within the school district commencing with the levy for collection in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, or each year thereafter?