Tax Impact Reduced on Recently Approved BCSD Plant Facilities Levy
The tax impact of the recently approved Plant Facilities Levy for the Blaine County School District will be reduced for property owners thanks to increased market values in Blaine County.
When voters considered the levy on August 30, the ballot indicated the tax impact would be $34.90 per $100,000 of taxable market value. In September, the Blaine County Assessor’s office announced that the total assessed value of properties in Blaine County increased to $18,859,305,033, thereby reducing the overall levy rate.
As a result, the actual impact on property taxpayers in December 2022 will be $25.34 per $100,000 of taxable market value.
“We remain incredibly grateful to our community members for their support of the Plant Facilities Levy, as it will allow us to address our most critical facility needs throughout our buildings,” said Superintendent Jim Foudy. “We are now very pleased to share that the tax impact will be significantly lower than expected. We know this is great news for our entire community as we move forward with these important projects.”
With the approval of the August 30 levy, BCSD will improve, maintain, and repair its school buildings, including roof repairs and replacements. Funds will also be applied to furnishing and equipping buildings, safety and security improvements, LED lighting, and updates to mechanical systems, appliances, technology, and heating, ventilation, and sanitation facilities.
The district will continue to share updates with the community as these projects move forward.