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Last November, they voted the request down by a couple hundred votes.

 

So they are asking again for voters to approve an additional 40 cents per one thousand dollars of assessed property value -- to fully fund the center.

 

It would cost about $40 dollars for a 100-thousand dollar home in Madras.

 

The Director of the MAC, Bobby DeRoest says this levy would help them meet expenses - which they current don't do.

 

"When they did build the center, there was anticipated a little boom here, but then there was a housing bust, they thought the prison was going to bring in a lot of people.  But like a lot of places, the recession kind of put everything on hold.  So the money anticipated was a lot less than what was brought in."

 

If approved, the levy would be in addition to the 25 center per one thousand dollars of assessed value.  Collectively, it would be around 65 dollars a year for an average home in Madras.

Help Puerto Rico

Most organizations are asking for cash, rather than supplies, so they can route help to where it’s needed most more quickly. Here are some of the largest groups with campaigns underway:

 

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  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.