Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 a measure election will be held in Curry County, Oregon. Notice is also given that an Order with a ballot title for a measure referred by Curry County has been submitted to the County Clerk of Curry County on February 13, 2013.




Caption: County Law Enforcement Five Year Split Rate Operating Levy

Question: Shall Curry County Levy $1.84 City and $1.97 Rural per $1,000 assessed value for law-enforcement for five years beginning 2013-2014?

This measure may cause property taxes to increase more than three percent.

Summary: Curry County’s proposed discretionary resource budget of $2.1 million will not sustain County Law Enforcement Services.

This proposed 5 year local option tax provides funding for:

Dispatch, 911, Jail Operations, Criminal Investigations, Crime Prevention, Search & Rescue, Marine Patrol, Civil Process, Juvenile Detention Services, Drug Enforcement, Prevention and Education, Traffic Safety, School Resource Programs, Sheriff Patrols, Adult Parole and Probation, Wild Land Fire and Tsunami Evacuations, Emergency Services, Juvenile Probation, Adult and Juvenile Prosecution, Child Advocacy, Victims Assistance.

This measure proposes split rates. While the above law enforcement services benefit all residents, the taxpayers in Brookings, Gold Beach and Port Orford will pay a lower rate because cities fund police departments.

This proposed local option tax, dedicated to Curry County Law Enforcement Services, is estimated to raise $4,524,962 in 2013-2014, $4,660,711 in 2014-2015, $4,800,532 in 2015-2016, $4,944,548 in 2016-2017, and $5,092,885 in 2017-2018.

The Board of Commissioners will reduce this tax in any year in which Federal Safety Net Related Payments are received.

An elector may file a petition for review of this ballot title in the Curry County Circuit Court not later than 5:00 p.m. February 25, 2013 per ORS 250.195. An elector filing a petition under this section shall notify the county clerk in writing that the petition has been filed. The notice shall be given not later than 5:00 p.m. on the next business day following the day the petition is filed.

Reneé Kolen, Curry County Clerk

By: Shelley Denney, Supervisor of Elections

Publish: February 20, 2013

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Curry County order No. 13839 dated February 13, 2013 placing this five-year law enforcement tax levy before the voters May 21, 2013 may be downloaded
The forecast tax revenue for the proposed tax levy is approximately $24,000,000 over five years. 
2011/2012 & 2012/2013 Curry County Tax Roll Summary by Taxing Districts currently average about $8 per $1,000 of assessed property value.   
The two highest tax code rates in Curry County are within the cities of Brookings at $10.60 per $1,000 of assessed property value and Port Orford at $11.40 per $1,000.
Passage of the law enforcement tax levy will result in an average property tax increase of about 25 percent.  If your current property tax bill is $2,000 it will increase to $2,500.  If it is $4,000 now, it will increase to $5,000.
2011/2012 Property Tax Roll Summary   
2012/2013 Property Tax Roll Summary 
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May 21, 2013
Voters Reject Tax Levy
NO: 56.22% YES: 43.78%
Download the Unofficial results for the 5/21/2013 special election.  Measure 8-71 results - page 22.
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