Legal October 18, 2017

NOTICE OF SPECIAL
ELECTION
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL
DISTRICT NO. 881
(MAPLE LAKE PUBLIC SCHOOLS)
STATE OF MINNESOTA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special election has been called and will be held in and for Independent School District No. 881 (Maple Lake Public Schools), State of Minnesota, on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, for the purpose of voting on the following questions:
School District Question 1
Approval of School District
Referendum Revenue
Authorization
The board of Independent School District No. 881 (Maple Lake Public Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $600 per pupil. The proposed new referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for ten years, beginning with taxes payable in 2018, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law.

Yes

No

Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 881 be approved?
BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
School District Question 2
Approval of School District Bond Issue

Yes

No

Shall the board of Independent School District No. 881 (Maple Lake Public Schools) be authorized to issue its general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $950,000 to provide funds for the acquisition, installation, replacement and maintenance of software, computers, mobile devices, improved technology and technology systems, networks, infrastructure and office and instructional technology?
BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
Passage of this referendum will result in an increase in your property taxes.
The annual dollar increases for typical residential homesteads, apartments, commercial-industrial properties, and most other classes of property within the school district are as shown in the table below.
For agricultural property (both homestead and non-homestead), the taxes for School District Question 1 will be based on the value of the house, garage and surrounding one acre of land only. There will be no referendum taxes paid on the value of other agricultural lands and buildings for School District Question 1. For seasonal residential recreational property (i.e. cabins), there will be no taxes paid for School District Question 1.
The School Building Bond Agricultural Credit shall be applicable to agricultural property for School District Question 2.
Question 1
Pay 2018
Referendum Revenue Authority Question 2
Pay 2018
Taxable General Obligation Bonds
The combined polling place for this election and the precincts served by that polling place shall be as follows:
COMBINED POLLING PLACE - Maple Lake High School
High School Commons Area
200 Highway 55 E.
Maple Lake, MN 55358
This combined polling place serves all territory located in Independent School District No. 881; Wright County, Minnesota.
Any eligible voter residing in the school district may vote at said election at the combined polling place designated above. The polls for said election will be opened at 7:00 o'clock a.m. and will close at 8:00 o'clock p.m. on the date of said election.
A voter must be registered to vote to be eligible to vote in this election. An unregistered individual may register to vote at the combined polling place on election day.
Dated: August 14, 2017.
BY ORDER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD
/s/ Shelley McAlpine
School District Clerk Independent School District
No. 881
(Maple Lake Public Schools) State of Minnesota
(4-5c)

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