Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Will you support another increase? Take our poll below and share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter While voters approved a renewal and increase for the Richfield Public Schools' operating levy in 2012, another referendum item will be on the ballot in November 2013. According to the Richfield Sun Current, another funding source is up for renewal next fall—the disrict's technology levy, which supports the cost of machines, infrastructure and associated personnel. The levy will generate $1.3 million in revenue this year school year. The levy will expire at the end of the 2013-14 school year unless it is renewed by voters. Of course, it's possible the school board will opt to ask for an increase in addition to the renewal, which would result in …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The school board unanimously voted to certify the levy for taxes payable 2013.
- On MnSun.com
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
From the approved referendum to how Richfield voted in the presidential race, all the information you need is here.
***Last Updated: 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2012*** Looking for a one-stop-shop for all your Election 2012 results? You got it here. The following is a collection of articles and links to get you to your desired results page: All numeric results for local, state and national races can be found in: *** Fourth District Judge Minnesota Supreme Court Marriage Voter ID Richfield Patch will continue its coverage of local, state and national races, and ballot measures, in the coming days. This article will be updated as more articles are written. Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Following 2011's upset, unofficial results show voters upheld the school district's request for more funds.
After a painful defeat in 2011, the Richfield School Board and referendum advocates are without a doubt happy about the outcome at the polls Tuesday night. According to unofficial results, Richfield voters not only voted to renew the soon-to-expire referendum (14,544 "yes" to 4,965 "no" votes), but also approved a small increase, which will result in an additional $16 in property taxes per year for the average homeowner. Voters saw two questions on the ballot—one for a renewal and one for a renewal with an increase. There were 12,348 votes cast in favor of the renewal with the increase and 7,092 against it, according to the unofficial results. The referendum has a 10-year life. While the additional funding will be a big help, …
Results as they come in for Richfield City Council, Minnesota Legislature and the proposed referendum.
Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter ***Last Update: 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012*** Prior to redistricting in February, the city fell into Senate District 63 and state House Districts 63A and 63B. While Richfield traditionally votes liberal, voters in 63B voted slightly more conservative than those in 63A in the 2008 election. Scroll down to see 2012 Richfield election results. In 2008, residents of both House districts voted overwhelmingly in favor of President Barack Obama. Obama received nearly 70 percent of the votes in 63A and nearly 62 percent in 63B. Similarly, those DFLers who ran for Minnesota House and Senate seats in 2008 also swept the majority of votes. Rep. …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
There will be two ballot questions before voters on Nov. 6.
*** See Richfield Patch's Election Guide for more information on local, state and national races, as well as ballot questions and candidate profiles. *** With the current referendum set to expire at the end of the 2012-13 school year, the Richfield School Board has prepared two questions for voters. The first question will ask voters if they would like to renew the existing levy. If the renewal passes, there will be no additional property tax increase, as there are no additional funds requested. The second question, however, will ask voters if they would support a roughly $60 increase in per pupil spending if the renewal passes. This would result in a property tax increase of $16 per year for the average homeowner. The $16 figure was …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Teacher Kathy Luebbe responds to a Letter to the Editor written by resident Molly Illes.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Dear Ms. Illes, I appreciate your support of Sheridan Hills Elementary School. As a teacher at the Richfield Dual Language School, I must say that your son would have flourished in our school as well. He would have done well at the R-STEM School or Centennial School. I am proud to be a Richfield teacher. It is always good to hear the truth of how hard our teachers and support staff and leaders work to deliver quality instruction. Why? It is because our mission statement gives us the reason: we are building life-longer learners. I am pleased that you have found this to be true for your son. Please affirm our district by voting YES for both referendums on November 6 and encouraging all your friends who are Richfield residents to do the …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Richfield Patch breaks down what voters are being asked for on the ballot this fall.
Once again Richfield voters will be charged with voting for or against a proposed referendum, or operating levy, this November. Richfield Public Schools Superintendent Bob Slotterback presented the measure at a recent League of Women Voters of Richfield candidate forum in late September. So, what are voters being asked when they hit the polls on Nov. 6? Here’s the rundown: There will be two ballot questions before voters The existing referendum is set to expire at the end of the 2012-13 school year and there will be two related questions on the ballot. The first question will ask voters if they would like to renew the existing levy. If the renewal passes, there will be no additional property tax increase, as there are no additional funds …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The Richfield City Council will meet for its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night.
The Richfield City Council will convene early Tuesday evening with special sessions beginning at 5:45 p.m. On the regular agenda are three public hearings regarding capital improvements to one of the city's municipal liquor stores, roll weed elimination and fees for false alarm users. In addition, a presentation by Richfield Public Schools Superintendent Bob Slotterback is scheduled for early in the meeting. The full council agenda is attached to this article as a PDF.
Monday, October 8, 2012
A local resident shows his support for the proposed referendum.
Editor's Note: The following is a letter submitted to Richfield Patch. To the Editor, On November 6, Richfield voters will have a wonderful opportunity to reaffirm what kind of community we are. On that day, voters will be presented with two important questions: 1) To renew a voter-approved school operating levy that is expiring (with no resulting tax increase), and 2) To increase school funding by $60 per student(a monthly tax increase of only $1.33 per month for the average Richfield homeowner). Why is this important? Consider the facts: But beyond the facts and figures, a YES vote on these questions sends a strong message that Richfield continues to value education, its children, and its future. Help make this happen by getting a YES …