2018 Levy Information for the City of Leavenworth Pool


File Photo City officials are asking voters to approve an increase in the Operations and Maintenance property tax levy to fund improvements to the Community Pool

 

Eighteen years ago, the citizens of the Upper Valley Recreation Area (PRSA) had the foresight and dedication to the members of the community, and their visitors, to build the Leavenworth Community Pool. 

Construction was paid for with funds financed through a municipal bond that the residents are paying off over 20 years, which expires in 2 years. 

Continuing operation are paid for through a Maintenance and Operation Levy ($0.11 cents/thousand property tax), which covers about 60 percent of the pool costs and entrance fees and classes, which pay for about 40 percent of pool costs.

In August of 2018 the Upper Valley Parks & Recreation Service Area (PRSA) Board of Directors will be asking voters of the area to approve a six-year Operation and Maintenance property tax levy of $0.14 cents per thousand, an increase of $0.03 cents from our last O&M levy. This is an increase of 27 percent. The request for the additional funding of the O&M Levy is to address the ongoing maintenance issues at the pool due to the age of the pool. A portion of the funds collected will be used to cover the costs of resurfacing the pool, which is estimated to cost $140,000. 

Here is what your $0.14 cents per thousand covers; continued annual operation and much needed pool resurfacing.

Here is what it costs: Previously $0.11 cents per thousand Proposed $0.14 cents per thousand.

Currently property owners pay a total of $16.38 per hundred thousand. The new total paid would be approximately $17.00 per hundred thousand. Most property owners will see a $0.62 cent increase per one hundred thousand on their tax bill in 2019.

Benefits:

Local swimming pool in town. The water is always clean and heated! The lifeguards are friendly and well trained. Classes are available for swimming lessons, water aerobics, and kayak practice. Special times are available for exercise with lap swims and Senior swims. The facility may be rented for parties. Home to the award-winning Upper Valley Swim Team. 

Safety is always our first concern so you can relax and enjoy a fun time for the entire family.

For additional information check out the cities web site at:cityofleavenworth.com/city-government/facilities/community-pool/ Supported by Upper Valley Swimming Citizens

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