A time limit of five minutes will be allotted for any speaker.
Members of the Board of Education will not respond or engage with speakers.
Persons speaking to the Board during public comment may hand out printed materials to the Board but may not use any other form of media.
The Board Chair may make adjustments to the public comment guidelines, according to Policy 8420.
If at any time persons appearing before the Board exceed the time limitations or become abusive in language or behavior, the Chair may declare that person out of order and to refuse permission to continue to address the Board.
Anyone refusing to be identified will be prohibited from speaking.
7. CONSENT AGENDA
8. FIRST READING, ACTION AT NEXT MEETING
9. SECOND READING, RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION
9.1. 2016-17 Educational Service Unit 18 Property Tax Request
A hearing was held Tuesday, September 13, 2016, on whether the governing body should approve or modify the preliminary property tax request for Educational Service Unit No. 18 (Attachment One).
The 2016-17 budget of Educational Service Unit No. 18 has already been adopted. According to state law Section 77-1601.02, the preliminary tax request for the unit shall be the property tax request from the prior year, unless the governing body holds a hearing and sets the property tax request at a different amount. The prior year’s property tax request would not correctly fund the 2016-17 budget which has already been formally adopted by the Board of Educational Service Unit No. 18. Attachment Two reflects last year’s property tax rate, this year’s initial estimate, and the final property tax rate for 2016-17.
Staff recommends that the following resolution be adopted so that the 2016-17 budget may be funded as adopted. A simple majority vote is required.
That the Board approve the following proposal:
THEREFORE Be it resolved that the Board of Educational Service Unit No. 18 hereby sets the unit’s 2016-17 property tax request at a different amount from that of the 2015-16 fiscal year and that, pursuant to State Law Section 77-1601.02 and other Nebraska laws, does hereby set the 2016-17 Educational Service Unit No. 18 property tax request, including the county’s collection fee and any delinquent tax allowances, at $2,919,271.68; and
THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that if updated valuation, budget, or other pertinent information is subsequently received by Educational Service Unit No. 18 or by Lancaster County, the unit, its administration, and the County shall adjust the property tax request to reflect the updated information pursuant to State Law Sections 77-1601 and other Nebraska laws.