Vote on November 7
Tuesday, November 7, is election day in Northfield. Voters will elect one at-large City Councilor and vote yes or no on a Northfield school district referendum, which includes two questions. According to the Northfield Public Schools website,
“The first question will revoke the current operating levy of $1,497.17 per student and replace it with an operating levy increased by $470.15 to $1,967.32 per student for 10 years with an inflationary factor included. The second question, contingent on the passage of the first question, would authorize the District to sell $109 million in bonds to be paid for over 25 years for the purpose of implementing the Master Facilities Plan.”
The bonds, which are essentially loans, would pay for a new high school, a new elementary school and renovations to several of the other schools in the district. The bonds would be paid for by increased property taxes on all property owner within the school district. Property taxes of both commercial and residential property owners will be impacted by the outcome of this referendum.
Residents of Northfield may check their voting location here. Voters not residing inside Northfield city limits, but living within the Northfield school district can find their polling locations here.
Your vote counts! Please go to the polls on November 7th and encourage your friends and neighbors to do the same.