Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) will ask voters to renew its $.20¼ Plant Levy on the Sept. 13, 2011, school election ballot. According to IVCCD Chancellor, Dr. Chris Duree, this is not a new tax but a 10-year levy, which has been in place for 32 of the last 35 years. All of the 15 community colleges in Iowa currently have this levy, including Iowa Valley.
“The Plant Levy provides funding primarily for utility costs and for maintaining, remodeling, improving and expanding community college facilities,” says Duree. “The levy is for 20¼ cents per $1,000 taxable assessed valuation. That means, for example, the owner of a home assessed at $100,000 would continue to pay about $20.25 per year, or about 5 cents per day if the levy is renewed. The levy impacts property owners in all of the high school districts we serve.”
Voters approve this levy for a 10-year period. The levy is paid by property owners in Marshalltown, West Marshall, East Marshall, BCLUW, AGWSR, GMG, Iowa Falls-Alden, South Hardin, Hubbard-Radcliffe, Gladbrook, South Tama, Grinnell-Newburg, BGM, and Montezuma school districts.
Iowa Valley Community College District operates Marshalltown Community College, Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, Iowa Valley Continuing Education, and Iowa Valley Grinnell.
(This message published as a courtesy to Iowa Valley Community College Districts as a public information service.)