A note on the Black Hawk College tax proposal
The language people will see on the ballot for the proposed Black Hawk College referendum couldn't possibly be worse. It makes it appear as if the tax increase is enormous.
As you read the legal language on your ballot, you will be asked to approve a 24.5-cent rate for the education fund and a 10-cent rate for the operation and maintenance fund. The corresponding percentage increases in each separate fund are 104% and 43% respectively, but don't let those percentages mislead you!
Know that the requested overall rate increase is only 23% - which equals less than a dime! A homeowner whose house is valued at $100,000 would spend approximately $2.75 per month extra to support Black Hawk College.
Black Hawk College has provided a vital service to the community for many years and the formula which determines their share of local property taxes hasn't been changed in around 20 years.
Please vote YES on this measure.