Budget up, levy down for Brady school
The tax levy dropped and Brady School District tax payers will pay less in property taxes .
However, there was a 21% increase in the budget for the 2013-14 school year.
This year’s budget is $4,449,526 compared to the 2012-13 budget of $3,674,925.
School board members approved a property tax of $1.8 million following a public hearing Sept. 9. Property tax is down compared to the $1.9 million last year.
They also approved a bond fund of $315,519 that includes $57,071 for improved handicap accessibility and air quality.
The action sets the total property tax levy at $1.2147 or approximately $1.21 cents on every $100 of property value.
Last year the property tax was $1.23 cents per $100 of property value.
In other business, the board discussed which business would supply flu shots for the Brady Public School staff.
Gothenburg Discount Pharmacy offered to charge $15.43 per shot, which is nearly $10 cheaper than Brady Rural Health Clinic.
If they chose the pharmacy, board member Matt Hatch said he was concerned that Brady would supply revenue to an out-of-town business with no benefit toward the school or village.
The item was tabled until superintendent Bill Porter can see if the Brady clinic will lower the vaccine price.
In other action, the school board:
approved an interlocal agreement with the Village of Brady regarding an ice machine, a truck and bleachers.
authorized Porter to sign all local, state and federal forms and to represent the school board in district matters.
accepted the hiring of Deb Montgomery as a custodian. Montgomery, who was a custodian at Maxwell, will be paid $9/hr.