Columbus Referendum Target Reflects Tolerable Mill Rate Increase

2/21/12 – Columbus Schools’ Facilities Committee members were briefed on tax payer costs for the referendum expected next Nov. Financial Advisor Carol Wirth told the Committee that the projects being discussed would result in an increase in tax levy. Superintendent Bryan Davis said that most School referenda do not meet voter approval when increases get too high. In the Columbus District that would be about $28 million. The Committee will have to pare down the scope of the three $40 million dollars project options under discussion. The Committee meets again on Feb. 29