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Taxpayers? What Taxpayers?

When the Batavia School Board makes decisions, it doesn’t care one bit what the people who must pay for their pet projects think. When 8,627* voters, by a margin of roughly 3-t0-1, tell the School Board “no” to borrowing $15 … Continue reading

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Taxpayers Speak, Referendum Fails

The $15 million school district referendum for artificial turf went down in flames. Nearly 74% of voters, over 8500 taxpayers, voted “No” to a plan that was sure to raise taxes further. Last December, the school board ignored the pleas … Continue reading

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In Response

Lately the refrain of individuals and groups supporting the $15 million Batavia school district referendum has been, “not a tax referendum” or “no tax increase”. In response:

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Deja Vu

We’re hearing it again, “It won’t raise taxes”. The Batavia School Board said the same in 2007 when it promised the $75 million bonds referendum for the Batavia Fine Arts Center, the fieldhouse, and other assorted smaller projects would not … Continue reading

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$15 Million Referendum

On Nov. 4, 2014, residents of the Batavia School District will have the chance to vote on a referendum to issue $15 million in alternate revenue bonds for capital projects, including the Athletic Fields Redevelopment Plan. In plain language, they … Continue reading

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