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Board eyes Choudrant’s needs

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

“The (Save Our Schools) committee realizes we need to do some things in the Choudrant area,” Parnell said. “We would be willing to pay 18 mills, but we thought 47 mills was a little excessive.”

He suggested a 1 percent sales tax and a flat parcel fee — where a set amount is retrieved from landowners for each parcel of land owned — also be used to fund renovations to the two schools.

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