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Senior center job restored to city budget
The Rambling River Center board won its tug of war with the Farmington City Council over an eliminated part-time position. The position will be reinstated through an existing city employee starting next month. The decision held up the approval of the 2016 budget and 4.9 percent tax...
December 23, 2015 - 10:02am
December 17, 2015
School district approves tax levy increase
Farmington and Rosemount residents will pay more on the school district share of their taxes next year, but that shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. In both cases, the increases are due mostly to votes residents cast in November.
December 17, 2015 - 6:14am
November 4, 2015
Voters say Yes twice in school election
Voters in the Farmington School District said yes to smaller classes, school maintenance projects, new kindergarten classrooms, security improvements and, ultimately, to higher taxes on Tuesday. Voters approved both of the district’s proposed ballot questions by relatively comfortable...
November 4, 2015 - 9:29am
October 30, 2015
Guest column: Be informed on school vote
In less than a week, Farmington Area School District residents will be asked to vote on two school funding requests. One would support lower class sizes and maintain educational programs; the other would improve safety and security at all schools, address aging buildings through deferred...
October 30, 2015 - 3:59pm
Letter: Support for Farmington’s ballot questions
To the editor, Please join me in voting “yes” for Farmington Schools in the upcoming election. On Nov. 3, Farmington residents will be asked to vote on two school funding requests. A “yes” vote on both items will lower class sizes, maintain educational programs, add Kindergarten...
October 30, 2015 - 3:56pm
October 23, 2015
Editorial: Get the facts on school votes
Every year at election time the Independent Town Pages sends questions to the candidates who are seeking office. It’s hardly exhaustive, but we do it to help residents get at least a little more informed before they go to the polls in November. This year the only significant local...
October 23, 2015 - 6:14am
October 10, 2015
Letter to the editor: Support for school levy, referendum
The upcoming two levy questions are critical to the continued success and improvement of the Farmington school district. While Farmington residents have proven financially conservative and responsible over the past years, the opening of our collective purse strings for these levy...
October 10, 2015 - 6:14am
September 24, 2015
District gets support, questions at levy meeting
Farmington superintendent Jay Haugen heard both support and concerns at a public meeting Monday to present information about the operating levy and bond referendum that will be on the Nov. 3 ballot. Some residents said the questions — an operating levy that would collect an additional...
September 24, 2015 - 9:36am
July 23, 2015
Editorial: Board was right to give voters option on bond, levy
We’re still not thrilled with the way they got there, but when Farmington School Board members made a decision Monday to ask voters to approve a $45 million building bond and a $433-per-student operating levy, it was the most sensible choice. We wrote last week about our problems...
July 23, 2015 - 9:29am
School board will ask voters for more money
After an extra week of deliberation and another hour of discussion, the Farmington School Board has decided to go after the top end of its requests for new funding from taxpayers. At a special meeting Monday, board members voted to put a $45 million bond referendum and an operating...
July 23, 2015 - 9:27am
July 16, 2015
Editorial: Delaying levy decision was the wrong choice
The agenda for Monday’s Farmington School Board meeting suggested board members would make a decision that night about whether to ask voters to approve an operating levy and a building bond when they go to the polls in November. The decision has been a long time coming. It’s...
July 16, 2015 - 9:41am
June 25, 2015
Survey says school bonds, levy may lack support
The results of a resident survey have the Farmington School Board rethinking the bond and levy requests it was considering bringing to residents in November. In May, the district put together a three-question package that would have raised about $92 million over the next 10 year...
June 25, 2015 - 9:18am
May 14, 2015
Survey will test residents' opinions on possible school levy
The Farmington School District is starting to put some more concrete numbers to the bond and levy requests it has discussed bringing to voters in November. School board members spent most of their meeting Monday agreeing on numbers the district will use in a survey either later this...
May 14, 2015 - 9:59am
December 11, 2008
School board sets property tax levy
The Farmington School Board set its tax levy Monday night. But the bill for taxpayers could still change. Board members voted unanimously Monday to approve a $20,526,197.50 tax levy. That's about $300,000 less than the levy included on property tax statement sent to residents earlier...
December 11, 2008 - 12:00am
City reduces preliminary tax levy
Farmington city staff have met the challenge of bringing the 2009 levy from a 6.98 percent increase over 2008's levy to a 5 percent increase, while still keeping the outdoor pool open for another year. The roads might be a little more slippery in the winter, though. In a workshop...
September 11, 2008 - 12:00am