Measures that have been submitted
City of Stayton: 24-419
Caption: Establishing a City gas tax on motor vehicle fuels.
Question: Shall there be established a gas tax of $0.03 per gallon on motor vehicle fuels within the City of Stayton?
Summary: In Stayton, 9 miles of streets need reconstruction and 12 miles of streets need pavement overlays. The total cost of improving and maintaining the City's streets is estimated at $23.5 million. A tax on motor vehicle fuels in the City of Stayton would generate funds dedicated to the repair and upgrade City-maintained streets. Presently, Stayton's Street Fund is comprised of revenues from transportation maintenance fees, shared state gas revenues and the Surface Transportation Program. The $0.03 per gallon tax is estimated to raise approximately $165,000 per year and will contribute to the revenue necessary to properly maintain and improve City-maintained streets.
City of Salem: 24-420
Caption: City of Salem Public Safety General Obligation Bond Authorization
Shall City issue up to $61,800,000 in general obligation bonds for a new public safety facility and other capital costs? If the bonds are approved, they will be payable from taxes on property or property ownership that are not subject to the limits of sections 11 and 11b, Article XI of the Oregon Constitution.
Summary: If approved, this measure would finance a new public safety facility and other capital costs, including:
- Acquisition of a site located generally at the 700 Block of Commercial Street, NE for a public safety facility.
- Site preparation and construction, adjacent street improvements, and furnishing and equipping of a public safety facility.
- Any funds remaining would be used to fund improvements to the Salem Civic Center, including renovations to the spaces vacated by the police upon its move to the new public safety facility, and other improvements.
Bonds may be issued in one or more series and each series would mature in 31 years or less from its issuance date. It is estimated that the FY 2018/19 proposed tax would result in a rate of $0.26 per $1,000 of assessed property value. For a home assessed at $200,000, the estimated property tax for the bonds would be $52.00 per year or $4.33 per month.
Jefferson School District: 24-421
Caption: Authorizes General Obligation Bonds to Construct and Renovate School Facilities
Shall Jefferson School District issue $14,350,000 bonds to build middle school, enhance student safety and security; obtain $4,000,000 State grant? If the bonds are approved, they will be payable from taxes on property or property ownership that are not subject to the limits of sections 11 and 11b, Article XI of the Oregon Constitution.
Summary: If the bonds are approved, the State will provide a $4,000,000 grant for the projects. If not approved, these State funds will be diverted to another District. The District has also applied for a State seismic grant. Proceeds of the bonds will be used to:
- Construct, equip and furnish a new middle school and associated gymnasium
- Make student safety and security improvements
- Construct, equip and furnish an elementary school gymnasium with community access
- Add elementary classrooms
- Entry and parking lot redesign
Bonds will mature in 31 years or less from the date of issuance and may be issued in one or more series. If approved, the average tax rate is estimated to be approximately $1.48 per $1,000 of assessed value or $148.00 annually for property assessed at $100,000. Actual tax rates may differ, depending on interest rates incurred and growth in assessed value.