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A Pass and A Fail For Baldwin School Tax Vote

A Pass and A Fail For Baldwin School Tax VoteWe can now say with certainty that provisional ballots won be enough to renew the one mill property tax that failed. It seemed unlikely provisional ballots would put it over the top at first glance. Now the probate judge confirms it.expect about 150 provisional ballots to be counted, said Baldwin County Probate Judge Tim Russell in an iMessage this morning. does not appear there will be enough to pass the one mill tax.If nothing else, Baldwin County School administrators can take credit for moving the needle in their direction even if they didn get everything they wanted. Last year that county wide one mill failed with 51.88% of the vote. They increased the vote by 7.8%The district 2 three mill rate just needed a simple majority to be renewed. Last year it failed with only 48.73% of the vote.pandora charms In 2016, they increased the vote by 7.32%. This means the district did a better job of getting more people to vote on the county wide mill rate, that needed 60% of the vote, than the they did on the district 2 rate, which only needed a simple majority for passage.A partial victory for the Baldwin County Public School System. Two property tax renewals were on the ballot Tuesday. Voters approved athree mill property tax renewal. The one mill property tax needed 60% approval to pass, but it failed to hit that required percentage by less than 200 votes.According to the Baldwin County Probate Court, the one mill tax proposal had 59.68% and 40.32% with only provisional ballots left to be counted.The special three mill tax vote in District 3 required just a majority and is expected to pass, with 56.05% and 43.95% withonly provisional ballots left to be counted.Regardless, Baldwin County School Superintendent Eddie Tyler says the system is ready to move forward. next move is to assess the vote. If it all positive, we put that behind us. We start thinking about some other means of funding because this millage helps us continue the services that we enjoy now, it doesn move us any quicker to building schools and things of that nature. state requires ten mills of funding for school systems. Voters could get another chance at renewing the property tax or the county commission will have to come up with a solution.Last year, Baldwin County voters famously struck down new and pre existing taxes on the school system in a controversy that was feverishly debated across the county.Share this:Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to send this to your Kindle device (Opens in new window)

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