Yes Votes ahead in QVSD M&O Levy

  • Wed Feb 15th, 2017 10:14am
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Quillayute Valley School District M&O Levy appeared headed for approval as initial votes were counted Tuesday night.

The Quillayute Valley School District proposed a maintenance and operations levy to replace a levy that expires at the end of this year.

The overall total for Quillayute Valley in Forks was 619, or 63.55 percent approval to 355 votes, or 36.44 percent rejecting the measure.

Levies require 50 percent plus one vote for passage.

The total number of Quillayute Valley ballots was 974 ballots or 27.5 percent of the 3,442 issued.

In Clallam County, the total of 942 votes were counted for Quillayute Valley School District, which is 28.6 percent of the 3,290 issued.

In Jefferson County, a total of 32 Quillayute Valley ballots were counted, which is 21.05 percent of the 152 issued.

More ballots received in the mail and taken from drop boxes will be counted Friday in each county — by 4:30 p.m. in Clallam County and around noon in Jefferson County.

The Quillayute Valley School District is asking voters to approve a maintenance and operations levy to replace a levy that expires at the end of this year.

The levy would provide about 13 percent of the district’s $29 million annual budget for four years. It would collect $714,304 annually, matched by the state at $3,188,144 each year.

The levy would cost property owners an estimated $1.48 per $1,000 assessed value in 2018 and 2019, $1.46 per $1,000 in 2020 and $1.44 per $1,000 in 2021.