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Adams County Ballot Issues

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Adams County has two additional issues on its ballot.

1) Shall the Board of Education of Quincy School District Number 172, Adams County, Illinois, acquire land, improve the sites of and build and equip three new elementary school buildings, demolish the Monroe Elementary School Building, improve the site thereof and build and equip a new elementary school building thereon, improve the site of, build and equip additions to and alter, repair, renovate and equip the Baldwin Intermediate School Building and build and equip a new elementary school building at said site, improve the site of, build and equip additions to and alter, repair, renovate and equip the Quincy Senior High School Building, alter, repair, equip and provide technology improvements to existing school buildings of said School District and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $89,000,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?

2) Shall the maximum annual tax rate for educational purposes for Liberty Community Unit School District Number 2, Adams and Pike Counties, Illinois, be increased and established at 2.59 percent upon all the taxable property of said School District at the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, instead of 1.84 percent, the present maximum rate otherwise applicable to the next taxes to be extended for said purposes?

(a) The approximate amount of taxes extendable for educational purposes under the maximum rate now in force in said School District is the sum of $960,779.

(b) The approximate amount of taxes extendable for educational purposes under the proposed

increased rate is the sum of $1,352,401.

(c) The total dollar amount of the most recently approved annual budget of said School District is the sum of $5,488,688; the total dollar amount of said annual budget, if increased by the amount of additional tax which may be levied if the proposition is approved, is the sum of $5,880,310; the percentage of increase in the total dollar amount of the most recently approved annual budget of said School District, if such total dollar amount were increased by the amount of additional tax which may be levied if the proposition is approved, is 7.14 percent.

(d) The percentage of increase between the maximum rate at which such taxes for educational purposes may be levied if the proposition is approved and the annual rate at  which such taxes for educational purposes is currently levied is 40.76 percent.


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