The Lincoln County School Board received word from Lincoln County Clerk Sonny Spoonamore last Wednesday that the petition to recall the recallable tax has obtained enough certified signatures to place the proposed tax on a ballot to be voted on by the general public.
The Lincoln County School Board has scheduled a special called meeting for Tuesday, December 3rd at 5:30 PM to discuss the petition and the next step of action. The board will decide to either place the recallable tax on a ballot to be voted on or rescind the tax levy. If the board votes to send it to ballot, it will then decide to do it via special election or at the May primary election. If the board votes to rescind the tax levy, then their motion to approve it is cancelled and there will be no popular vote needed.
The school board voted (4-1) in September to approve the General Fund Levy of 5.7 cents per $100 value on real property. This equates to $57 per year on $100,000 of property. These recallable funds are classified as restricted funds and can only be spent for major renovations of school facilities, security improvements, new construction, debt service and/or land acquisition (pursuant to KRS 157.420 (4)(b).
For more information please contact Superintendent Michael Rowe at 606.365.2124 or via email Michael.email@example.com.