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Madden: Mill levy would help sustain programs

January 16, 2014 • Local News

After the traumatic events of Tuesday, many people may have forgotten that this week they have the opportunity to vote on the mill levy for Eastern New Mexico University – Roswell.

Voting machines have been set up at the Joseph R. Skeen building, 1 St. Mary’s Place, and one at the ENMU-R campus in Roswell. Absentee voters need to write to Chaves County Clerk’s office to obtain a ballot. For those who prefer to wait, the vote polling places will take place on Feb. 4.

ENMU-R President John Madden spoke passionately about the levy. “There’s a lot of misinformation. A lot of people think this is a bond issue, but it is a mill levy. A bond is usually for a specific purpose, such as the construction of the new building. Mills cover operational costs.”

For the private citizen, the millage rate is synonymous with the property tax rate.

“Millage” is based on a Latin word that Login to read more

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One Response to Madden: Mill levy would help sustain programs

  1. jhartwell says:

    This is not the time for such a mill levy. Shame, shame on ENMUR It should definitely be a no vote.

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