>La Grande Observer | Union and Wallowa Counties' News Leader

Observer news NE Oregon Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

Follow LaGrandeObserver.com

La Grande Observer print edition

view all La Grande Observer print publications »

The Observer Paper 10/29/14

The LaGrande Observer is now online in a Replica E-edition form and publishes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Current subscribers have full access to the E-edition.

View Paper

If you are not a current subscriber, subscribe today for immediate access.

Subscribe


Recent article comments

Powered by Disqus

Home arrow News arrow Local News arrow PARK, SCHOOL MEASURE FAIL

Print

PARK, SCHOOL MEASURE FAIL

By Gary Fletcher

Observer Staff Writer

ENTERPRISE — Of Wallowa County's 4,499 registered voters, 3,565 — or 79.2 percent — turned out to pass a weed control levy, but killed a park and recreation district designed to reopen the county's only swimming pool.

Voters in Joseph also nixed the Joseph School District's request for a tax levy to help make up for the lack of state funding for schools.

District Superintendent Richard Graham said of the defeat of the proposed five-year levy he was "extremely disappointed for the kids and staff."

The levy, which went down 667 to 467, would have collected about $250,000 annually to help make up for a lack of state funding. The cost to residents would have been a maximum of $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value.

"We will still try to minimize its effect, but certainly the opportunity to replace any programs has been lost, and the likelihood to cut any is an issue," Graham said.

Susan Gilstrap, president of the Committee for the Formation of the Wallowa County Park and Recreation District, responded to the results that showed the proposed district's levy going down 2,162 to 1,302.

"Trying to figure a way to get the swim pool back was the biggest issue and the reason we got started," Gilstrap said.

The measure would have created a permanent tax rate of 35.99 cents per $1,000 in property value.

"We are disappointed. There's absolutely no way a pool will ever happen in the county without a park and recreation district," she said.

"It will be two more years before we could put it on the ballot again," Gilstrap said about the restriction of proposed permanent levies being allowed to go to the voters only in general election years.

The City of Enterprise has not been able to rebuild its pool which has been closed the last two summers because of safety issues.

Voters did take the invasion of noxious weeds seriously enough to pass a five-year levy that will collect $85,000 per year. It will levy 19 cents per $1,000 of property value. The levy was approved 1,792 to 1,670.

Print

blog comments powered by Disqus
News
Local / Sports / Business / State / National / Obituaries / Public Notices
Opinion
Editorials / Letters / Guest Columns / Columnists
Features
Outdoors / Ag / Spiritual / Go Magazine / Portraits
Classifieds
View all classifieds / Jobs / Autos / Real Estate / Rentals / Place an Ad
The Observer
About / Contact / Commercial Printing / Subscriptions / Terms of Use / Site Map
Also Online
Photo Reprints / Slideshows / Weather and Valley Cam / /index.php?option=com_rss&feed=RSS2.0&no_html=1">RSS Feed ?> RSS Feed

Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2014 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use

levitra 20 precio finasteride generika prix viagra belgique
comprar cialis em portugal 
cialis en ligne 
cialis norge 
viagra cost per pill priligy usa shipping purchase viagra online cialis per donne kamagra oral jelly à vendre como comprar cialis mg precio viagra cialis toulouse http://www.scripts.com/index.php?new=631... cialis 5mg filmtabletten http://www.smwc.edu/?&sn=get&cat=505710&... pris cialis http://www.ncld.org/?pk_n=3698&pk_kwd=27... cheapest adobe cs4 design premium