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One mill equals $1 for every $1,000 of taxable value over the homestead exemption limit of $75,000. Taxable value is 10 percent of fair market value.

Gene Posey, a Choudrant property owner who helped initiate the planting of “Vote No for Unfair Taxes” signs, said he supports the schools but is opposed to the proposition.

“I’m 100 percent against it,” Posey said. “The tax base in Choudrant is small. I don’t see how the taxpayers can survive under this particular tax, which totals 50 mills.”

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