Pattonville residents to vote on tax increase - KMOV.com

Pattonville residents to vote on tax increase

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(KMOV.com) The Pattonville School District is holding a special election which could raise taxes for the first time in 22 years.

On Tuesday, residents of the area will be voting on the proposed tax hike which would raise the districts operating tax ceiling of $4.11 by nearly a dollar.

According to the district, homeowners would be limited to a 35 cent tax increase for every hundred dollars their home is worth. 

The district warns if the tax increase does not pass it may cut up to 100 positions, freeze salaries and get rid of bussing for some students.

Pattonville has already cut $8.1 million since 2007 due, in large part, to shrinking district revenues.

Pattonville is also undergoing a current tax protest by Harrah’s Casino, now known as Hollywood Casino, which would mean the area could lose an additional $1.5 million in operating revenue and $200,000 in debt service funds. 

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