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Mill levy puts ENMU-R’s programs in the spotlight

January 21, 2014 • Local News

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The special mill levy election for Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell calls for property owners to pay to keep the school operating.

Some say the added tax is too steep. But others say the extra money to keep the quality of programs and students in the community is worth the extra money.

“The Roswell campus is unique in our state,” said former state Sen. Tim Jennings. “They offer the most complex programs — more complex than any other university or any other community college in our state.”

Chaves County voters will be asked at a special election Feb. 4 to decide whether to establish a mill levy tax rate at $3 for each $1,000 of net taxable value of all property within the district. The tax would be indefinite.

Early voting has started. Voters can cast ballots at the county complex, 1 St. Mary’s Place, or the ENMU-R campus. Absentee voters can write to the Chaves County Clerk’s Office for a ballot.

ENMU-R President John Madden will hold public meetings before the election. He said there was no way to predict how many voters will turnout. But, the Login to read more

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