Levy votes officially certified

Peninsula Daily News

Funding measures in the Sequim and Quillayute Valley school districts officially passed the Feb. 12 election with wide margins, according to the results certified this week in Clallam and Jefferson counties.

The final turnout rate after Tuesday’s certification was 50.44 percent, with voters returning 12,624 of the 25,027 ballots issued by both counties in both school districts.

Turnout was 50.49 percent, or 12,431 ballots returned out of 24,622 issued, in Clallam County. It was 47.65 percent, or 193 ballots returned out of 405 issued, in Jefferson County.

Sequim’s four-year $5.8 million maintenance-and-operations levy received 67.6 percent approval from voters in both counties, with 7,616 in favor and 3,653 against.

The onetime $1.6 million bus-replacement levy was approved with 64.9 percent, 7,317 voting yes and 3,962 voting no.

Quillayute Valley School District’s four-year $628,000 property tax levy received 69.1 percent approval from both counties, with 899 in favor and 402 against.

Only a simple majority was required to pass.

Sequim’s estimated levy rate from the Assessor’s Office for the maintenance-and-operations levy is $1.611 per $1,000 of assessed value in 2014, $1.611 in 2015, $1.608 in 2016 and $1.607 in 2017. The transportation levy is an estimated rate of 44 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value.

Quillayute Valley’s estimated levy rate is expected to decline from $1.45 per $1,000 of assessed property value in 2014 to $1.42 per $1,000 of assessed property value in 2017.

Last modified: February 28. 2013 5:08PM
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