SISTERS, OR -- The Sisters Parks and Recreation District is hoping to submit for a .15 raise on next May's ballot.
When the Sisters District was founded 20 years ago, funding came from a .22/$,1000 of assessed value tax rate, but that's no longer paying the bills.
Liam Hughes, District Director, says they're just at the very beginning stages of the proposed tax levy process. "There will be a lot more information coming, but the Board is looking at going out on the May ballot, for a local option, a 5-year local option levy, of about .15/$1,000 of assessed value."
Hughes says an independent company was hired to learn from area residents what they'd hope to see funded, if a tax levy were to pass. "The community really felt strongly about supporting our after school program, also providing additional programming in the summer and when kids are out of school, and then programming for Senior citizens and adults, and then also maintaining the assets we currently have here."
The proposed tax levy would be put before voters in May of 2018 and would last for 5 years before it would need to be renewed.