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Unofficial Results Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Ballot Questions

The following list includes constitutional amendments, county, municipal, and school district questions.
 

STATE OF MINNESOTA

Constitutional Amendment 1
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 1 RECOGNITION OF MARRIAGE SOLELY BETWEEN ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN
Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to provide that only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Minnesota?

Constitutional Amendment 2
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 2 PHOTO IDENTIFICATION REQUIRED FOR VOTING
Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to require all voters to present valid photo identification to vote and to require the state to provide free identification to eligible voters, effective July 1, 2013?

Aitkin

TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Clark Twp)
WHETHER TO MOVE THE TOWN ELECTION FROM NOVEMBER TO MARCH
Shall the second Tuesday in March of each year be designated as the date of the Clark Township general election?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #4)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 4 (McGregor) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $1.00 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 4 be appoved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Anoka

CITY QUESTION 1 (Lino Lakes)
PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT
Shall Chapter 8 of the City of Lino Lakes charter be amended as described below? Chapter 8 is amended to provide that the City may undertake public improvements financed in whole or in part with special assessments generally using the procedures in state law, except that: (a) if more than 50% of the property owners abutting the named streets file a timely objection, the City must hold a second meeting to take additional testimony; (b) if the Council orders the improvement after the second meeting, more than 50% of the affected owners may stop the improvement by filing objections within 30 days after the City Council action; and (c) if the cost of any improvement is to be paid in part from ad valorem taxes, the improvement is subject to city-wide referendum if a timely petition is filed by registered voters equal to at least 12 percent of the votes cast in the last general municipal election. The amendment also eliminates three special zones where State law special assessment rules apply; instead Chapter 8 as amended applies throughout the City.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #728)
RENEWAL OF PORTION OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 728 (Elk River Area Schools) has proposed to renew the $386 per pupil portion of the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2013. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years, beginning with taxes payable in 2014, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 728 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #728)
ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR OPERATIONS, CURRICULUM, TECHNOLOGY AND ALL-DAY, EVERY-DAY KINDERGARTEN
The board of Independent School District No. 728 (Elk River Area Schools) has also proposed to increase its general education revenue by an additional $400 per pupil. The proposed new referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years, beginning with taxes payable in 2013, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. If School District Ballot Question 1 is approved, shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 728 also be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Becker

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #23)
RENEWAL OF PORTION OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The School Board of Independent School District No. 23 (Frazee-Vergas Public Schools) has proposed to renew $700 per pupil of the School District's existing $1,000 per pupil referendum revenue authorization, which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2012. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for five (5) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the School Board of Independent School District No. 23 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Beltrami

CITY QUESTION 1 (Bemidji)
CHARTER AMENDMENT - RECALL
"Shall the Bemidji Council-Manager Charter be amended to add Section 5.07, providing for a recall procedure to remove an elective municipal official for malfeasance or nonfeasance in office?" (Malfeasance is any unlawful or wrongful conduct that affects, interrupts or interferes with the performance of official duties. Nonfeasance is the nonperformance of some act which ought to be performed, omission to perform a required duty at all, or total neglect of duty. The proposed procedure under Section 5.07 to affect recall of an elective municipal official, who has held office at least six months, is summarized as follows: Any five (5) registered voters qualified to vote for a successor of the office may form into a committee for the purpose of bringing about the recall of such elective official. The committee shall initiate a petition stating the grounds for removal. The petition, when complete, shall have been signed by registered voters qualified to vote for a successor of the office equal in number to twenty (20) percent of those who voted for the office in the last election. The completed recall petition is then filed with the City Clerk, who thereafter shall determine if the petition is sufficient. If determined to be sufficient, the petition shall be submitted to the City Council which shall call (order) for an election of the voters to determine if the alleged action(s) or omission(s) constituting malfeasance or nonfeasance is(are) sufficient cause for the elective official's removal from office. If the official is the Mayor or Councilmember-at-large, the election shall be city-wide. If the official is a ward council-member, it shall be limited to the particular ward.)
 
CITY QUESTION 1 (Solway)
SUNDAY LIQUOR
Shall the City Council be allowed to issue on-sale licenses to restaurants, clubs, bolwling centers, and hotels for the sale of intoxicating liquor at retail on Sundays?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #31)
RENEWAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The School Board of Independent School District No. 31 (Bemidji), Minnesota has proposed to renew the existing property tax referendum authorization ($501 per pupil) that is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2013. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be first levied in 2013 for taxs payable in 2014 and applicable for seven (7) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the renewal of the expiring property tax referendum proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 31 (Bemidji) be approved?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #32)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the board of Independent School District No. 32 (Blackduck Public School) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $635,500 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the repair and/or replacement of the elementary playground, the parking lot, and the multipurpose room floor; the replacement of leaking elementary windows; the remodeling of damaged bleachers; the upgrading of the athletic fields; the repair and/or replacement of the heating system; the acquisition of a bus, a van and a skid-steer; and the upgrading of the district website? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #32)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the board of Independent School District No. 32 (Blackduck Public School) also be authorized to issue its general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $105,000 to provide funds for the purchase of skill enhancing materials for students, the Read 180 Program, Smartboards and computers? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #36)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the school board of Independent School District No 36 (Kelliher) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $495,000 to provide funds for the betterment of school sites and facilities, including the construction of various improvements to district sites and facilities, the acquisition of vehicles and equipment, and the acquisition and installation of instructional equipment and improved technology systems, with said bonds to be repaid from funds on hand and available in the debt redemption fund of the school district?
 
 

Benton

CITY QUESTION 1 (St. Cloud)
STREET AND INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS
"Shall the City of St. Cloud, Minnesota, be authorized to issue general obligation bonds pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 475.58, in a principal amount not to exceed $18,000,000 in total over the next four calendar years (2013-2016) to fund a program of street and infrastructure improvements? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE."
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #47)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE LEVY
The board of Independent School District No. 47 (Sauk Rapids-Rice), Minnesota has proposed to increase the School District's general education revenue by $380 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for six (6) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 47 (Sauk Rapids-Rice) be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #485)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION 1 APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 485 (Royalton Public Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $350 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for 4 years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 485 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #912)
RENEWAL OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 912 (Milaca Public Schools) has proposed to renew the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $1.02 per pupil which is scheduled to expire. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 912 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.
 
 

Big Stone

COUNTY QUESTION 1
COUNTY QUESTION 1-COUNTY AUDITOR
M.S. 375A allows for the hiring/appointment of the County Auditor. Shall the office of the County Auditor change from an elected to an appointed position at the expiration of the current term?
 
COUNTY QUESTION 2
COUNTY QUESTION 2-COUNTY RECORDER
M.S. 375A allows for the hiring/appointment of the County Recorder. Shall the office of County Recorder change from an elected to an appointed position at the expiration of the current term?
 
COUNTY QUESTION 3
COUNTY QUESTION 3-COUNTY TREASURER
M.S. 375A Allows for the hiring/appointment of the County Treasurer. Shall the office of County Treasurer change from an elected to an appointed position at the expiration of the current term?
 
 

Blue Earth

TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Lime Twp)
OPTION B-APPOINT CLERK AND TREASURER
SHALL OPTION B, PROVIDING FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF THE CLERK AND TREASURER BY THE TOWN BOARD, BE ADOPTED FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE TOWN?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #88)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 88 (New Ulm Public Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $575 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 88 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #837)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School Distrct No. 837 (Madelia Public School) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $500 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue porposed by the board of Independent School District No. 837 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2071)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION 1 RENEWAL OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2071 (Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial Area Schools) has proposed to renew the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $316.11 per pupil which is scheduled to expire. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 2071 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #2071)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION 2 APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT CAPITAL PROJECT LEVY AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2071 (Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial Area Schools) has proposed a capital project levy authorization in the amount of 2.152% times the net tax capacity of the school district. The proposed capital project levy authorization will raise approximately $175,000 for taxes payable in 2013, the first year it is to be levied, and would be authorized for ten years. The estimated total cost of the projects to be funded over that time period is approximately $1,750,000. The money raised by the capital project levy authorization will be used to cover costs related to technology equipment, technology personnel and school technology programs. The projects to be funded have received a positive review and comment from the Commissioner of Education. Shall the capital project levy proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 2071 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Brown

TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Sigel Twp)
QUESTION 1
Shall the term of office for a town supervisor be for six years?
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 2 (Sigel Twp)
QUESTION 2
Shall option B, providing for the appointment of clerk and treasurer by the town board, be adopted for the government of the town?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #84)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 84 (Sleepy Eye) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $500 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for five years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 84 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #88)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 88 (New Ulm Public Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $575 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 88 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #837)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School Distrct No. 837 (Madelia Public School) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $500 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue porposed by the board of Independent School District No. 837 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Carlton

CITY QUESTION 1 (Cloquet)
LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX
Shall the City of Cloquet, Minnesota, (the "City") be authorized to impose a sales and use tax of one-half percent (0.5%) to finance the costs of improvements to City parks, trails and recreation areas and street and utility infrastructure?
 
CITY QUESTION 1 (Moose Lake)
LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX
SHALL THE CITY OF MOOSE LAKE, MINNESOTA. (THE "CITY") BE AUTHORIZED TO IMPOSE A LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX OF ONE-HALF (1/2) PERCENT TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR THE FOLLOWING: IMPROVEMENTS TO THE CITY'S PARK SYSTEM, STREET AND RELATED INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS, AND MUNICIPAL LIBRARY IMPROVEMENTS?
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Atkinson Twp)
EXTENSION OF TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR TERM OF OFFICE
SHALL THE TERM OF OFFICE FOR TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR BE EXTENDED FROM FOUR YEARS TO SIX YEARS
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #91)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 91 (Barnum) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $1.00 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for five years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 91 be approved?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #99)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The School Board of Independent School District No. 99 (Esko) proposes to increase its general education revenue by $341 per pupil unit, increased annually by the rate of inflation. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for 9 years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. The additional revenue will be used to finance school operations. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the School Board of Independent School District No. 99 (Esko) be approved?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #99)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall Independent School District No. 99 (Esko), Minnesota, be authorized to issue its general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $2,700,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of public school sites and facilities, including athletic facilities?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #100)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE RENEWAL
The existing referendum levy authority of Independent School District No. 100 (Wrenshall) is expiring. The School Board of Independent School District No. 100 (Wrenshall) proposes to extend the expiring general education revenue to $629.00 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for 5 years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. The additional revenue will be used to finance school operations. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 100 be approved?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #100)
APPROVAL OF REFERENDUM REVENUE TO SUPPORT EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
If Question #1 is approved, the School Board of Independent School District No. 100 (Wrenshall) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by a maximum amount of $100.00 per pupil, effective for taxes payable 2013. The school district's actual referendum revenue authorization for any year shall not exceed the statutory maximum for that year. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for 5 years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. If Question #1 above is approved, shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 100 under Question #2 be approved?
 
 

Carver

CITY QUESTION 1 (Victoria)
SHALL THE CITY OF VICTORIA CHANGE ITS FORM OF GOVERNMENT
Shall Optional Plan B, providing for the council-manager form of city government, be adopted for the government of the city?
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Dahlgren Twp)
TOWN QUESTION 1
Shall the term of office for a town supervisor be for six years?
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Laketown Twp)
TOWN QUESTION 1
Shall the term of supervisor be for six years?
 
 

Cass

CITY QUESTION 1 (Walker)
UNDERGROUND UTILITY, STREET, CURB, GUTTER AND SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENTS
Shall the Walker City Council seek special legislative authorization to impose by Ordinance a sales and use tax of 1.5 percent for a period of approximately 20 years for the purpose of paying all or part of the capital and administrative costs of underground utility, street, curb, gutter and sidewalk improvements in the City of Walker as outlined in the City Engineer's 2012 Capital Improvement Plan?
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Kego Twp)
MARCH ELECTIONS
Shall the Second Tuesday in March of each year be designated as the date of the Kego Township General Election?
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Pine Lake Twp)
APPOINTMENT OF CLERK AND TREASURER
Shall Option B providing for the appointment of the Pine Lake Township Clerk and Treasurer by the town board, be adopted for the government of the town?
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Thunder Lake Twp)
APPOINTMENT OF CLERK
Shall Option B, providing for the appointment of the Clerk by the Township Board be adopted for the government of Thunder Lake Township?
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Wilson Twp)
ABANDON FIVE-MEMBER TOWN BOARD
"Shall option A, providing for a five-member town board of supervisors, be abandoned for the government of the town?" We want to go back to a 3-member Board to save the Township money.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #113)
CHANGING THE AUTHORIZED USE OF CERTAIN REMAINING BOND PROCEEDS
Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 113 (Walker-Hackensack-Akeley) be authorized to use any remaining proceeds of its General Obligation Alternative Facilities Bonds, Series 2010A, originally issued to fund the costs of certain indoor air quality improvements which have since been completed, to fund other improvements to school district sites and facilities, including the installation of a propane heating system, the replacement of various roofs on school district facilities, and the acquisition and installation of energy-efficient windows in the elementary and high school facilities?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #118)
RENEWAL OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 118 (Northland Community Schools) has proposed to renew the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $589.36 per pupil which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2012. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for five years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 118 be approved?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #118)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT CAPITAL PROJECT LEVY AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 118 (Northland Community Schools) has proposed a capital project levy authorization in the amount of 1.938% times the net tax capacity of the school district to provide funds for the purchase and replacement of school district buses and vehicles, the purchase and replacement of technology software and hardware, the support and maintenance of technology, the training of staff in the use of technology, and the purchase and replacement of classroom materials. The proposed capital project levy authorization will raise approximately $310,000 for taxes payable in 2013, the first year it is to be levied, and would be authorized for five years. The estimated total cost of the projects to be funded over that time period is approximately $1,550,000. The projects to be funded have received a positive review and comment from the Commissioner of Education. Shall the capital project levy proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 118 be approved?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 3 (ISD #118)
REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION FOR AFTER SCHOOL AND PRESCHOOL LEARNING ACTIVITIES
The board of Independent School District No. 118 (Northland Community Schools) has also proposed to increase its general education revenue by an additional $109.21 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for five years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. If School District Ballot Question 1 is approved, shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 118 also be approved?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #186)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION 1 RENEWAL OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 186 (Pequot Lakes Public Schools) has proposed to renew the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $1.01 per pupil which is scheduled to expire. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 186 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #317)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT CAPITAL PROJECT LEVY AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 317 (Deer River) has proposed a capital project levy authorization in the amount of 1.549% times the net tax capacity of the school district to provide funds for the purchase of technology devices and curriculum materials for student use, the purchase and installation of classroom technology equipment to improve teaching and learning, and the maintenance of a reliable technology and security infrastructure. The proposed capital project levy authorization will raise approximately $125,000 for taxes payable in 2013, the first year it is to be levied, and would be authorized for seven years. The estimated total cost of the projects to be funded over that time period is approximately $875,000. The projects to be funded have received a positive review and comment from the Commissioner of Education. YES NO Shall the capital project levy proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 317 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Chippewa

CITY QUESTION 1 (Watson)
“SHOULD THE WATSON CITY COUNCIL BE ALLOWED TO ISSUE LICENSES TO ELIGIBLE ESTABLISHMENTS FOR THE SALE OF INTOXICATING LIQUOR AT RETAIL ON SUNDAYS?”
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Kragero Twp)
"SHALL CHIPPEWA COUNTY BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE ON-SALE LICENSES TO RESTAURANTS, CLUBS, BOWLING CENTERS AND HOTELS FOR THE SALE OF INTOXICATING LIQUOR AT RETAIL ON SUNDAYS?"
 
 

Chisago

TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Nessel Twp)
APPOINTING THE TREASURER'S AND CLERK'S POSITION
Shall Option B, MN Statute 367.34, providing for the appointment of the Treasurer and Clerk by the Nessel Town Board be adopted for the government of the Township?
 
 

Clearwater

TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Dudley Twp)
MARCH TOWNSHIP GENERAL ELECTION
Shall the Second Tuesday in March of each year be designated as the date of the Dudley Township general election?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2311)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION 1 APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The Board of Independent School District No. 2311 (Clearbrook-Gonvick) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $1,200 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 2311 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Crow Wing

CITY QUESTION 1 (Brainerd)
CITY CHARTER AMENDMENT TO PROVIDE FOR A PRIMARY ELECTION
Shall Section 4 of the Charter of the City of Brainerd be amended to add language providing for a primary election to be held for the selection of two nominees for each elective office at the regular City election, unless only two nominees file for each elective office, and to further amend Section 4 of the Charter to state that City elections will be canvassed in accordance with State law?
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Irondale Twp)
MAKING THE POSITION OF TOWN CLERK APPOINTIVE
Shall option B, providing for the appointment of the clerk by the town board, be adopted for the government of the town?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #186)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION 1 RENEWAL OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 186 (Pequot Lakes Public Schools) has proposed to renew the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $1.01 per pupil which is scheduled to expire. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 186 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.
 
 

Dakota

CITY QUESTION 1 (Randolph)
PROPOSAL FOR THE ADOPTION OF "OPTIONAL PLAN A" FORM OF GOVERNMENT
Shall the City change from a Standard Plan form of government, in which voters elect the clerk and treasurer, to an Optional Plan A form of government, in which the elected council appoints the clerk and treasurer?
 
 

Dodge

CITY QUESTION 1 (Dodge Center)
SUNDAY LIQUOR SALES
Shall the City Council be allowed to issue on-sale licenses to restaurants, clubs, bowling centers, and hotels for the sale of intoxicating liquor at retail on Sundays?
 
 

Douglas

CITY QUESTION 1 (Brandon)
SPLIT LIQUOR BALLOT
The City currently owns and operates a municipal liquor store. Shall the City Council be allowed to issue private on-sale licenses to hotels, clubs, and restaurants for the sale of intoxicating liquor?
 
CITY QUESTION 1 (Osakis)
SPLIT LIQUOR BALLOT
The City currently owns and operates a municipal liquor store. Shall the City Council be allowed to issue private on-sale licenses to hotels, clubs, and restaurants for the sale of intoxicating liquor?
 
CITY QUESTION 2 (Osakis)
SUNDAY LIQUOR BALLOT
Shall the City Council be allowed it issue "On-sale" licenses to hotels, clubs, and restaurants for the sale of intoxicating liquors at retail on Sunday?
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Brandon Twp)
CHANGE BRANDON TOWNSHIP CLERK AND TREASURER TO APPOINTED POSITIONS
Shall option B, providing for the appointment of the clerk and the treasurer by the town board, be adopted for the government of Brandon Township?
 
 

Faribault

CITY QUESTION 1 (Blue Earth)
A PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE BLUE EARTH CITY CHARTER CONCERNING WARD ELECTIVE OFFICES FOR CITY COUNCIL
Should the proposed change to Section 2.02 of the Blue Earth City Charter specified as follows be adopted and made part of the Blue Earth City Charter? 2.02 Elective Officers. The elective officers of the City of Blue Earth shall be seven (7) members of the Council including the Mayor, and five (5) members of the Board of Public Works. All shall be qualified voters of said City. All elective offices shall be at-large elective offices. All elective officers of the City of Blue Earth will serve terms of four (4) years. Terms of the Mayor, Councilmembers, and the Board of Public Works shall continue as currently elected and elections shall be held for the vacancies created by the expiration of all terms by general election.
 
CITY QUESTION 2 (Blue Earth)
A PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE BLUE EARTH CITY CHARTER CONCERNING THE REQUIRED VOTE TO CHANGE THE CHARTER
The Charter Commission for the City of Blue Earth proposes as follows: SECTION I A new Section of the City Charter concerning the vote of the public necessary to amend the City Charter to be known as Section 1.05 Amendments to Charter, which states the following: 1.05 AMENDMENTS TO CHARTER. If a proposed amendment to the City Charter is submitted to the qualified voters of the City of Blue Earth, then sixty percent (60%) of the votes cast on any amendment must be in favor of its adoption for said amendment to become adopted and ratified as an amendment to the City Charter for the City of Blue Earth. SECTION H Pursuant to its proposal in Section I herein, the Charter Commission hereby submits the following question to the voters to consider in the next general election: Should the proposed new Section of the Blue Earth City Charter specified as follows be adopted and made part of the Blue Earth City Charter? Yes or No. 1.05 AMENDMENTS TO CHARTER. If a proposed amendment to the City Charter is submitted to the qualified voters of the City of Blue Earth, then sixty percent (60%) of the votes cast on any amendment must be in favor of its adoption for said amendment to become adopted and ratified as an amendment to the City Charter for the City of Blue Earth.
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Kiester Twp)
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 - KIESTER TOWNSHIP
Shall persons who own or occupy real estate that adjoins a town road and is not a part of an incorporated municipality be required to remove rocks larger than five inches in diameter from and to cut, destroy or remove all weeds, grass and other plants up to three inches in diameter that grow upon the town road adjacent to their land?
 
 

Freeborn

CITY QUESTION 1 (Albert Lea)
CITY CHARTER AMENDMENT QUESTION
Shall the Albert Lea City Charter be amended to provide that mayors elected after November 1, 2014 serve terms of four years?
 
CITY QUESTION 1 (Hayward)
CITY BALLOT QUESTION SUNDAY LIQUOR OPINION QUESTION
Shall the city council be allowed to issue on-sale licenses to bars or restaurants for the sale of intoxicating liquor at retail on Sundays?
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Freeborn Twp)
WHETHER TO MOVE THE TOWN ELECTION TO MARCH
Shall the Second Tuesday in March of each year be designated as the date of the Freeborn Township general election?
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Pickerel Lake Twp)
WHETHER TO MOVE THE TOWN ELECTION TO MARCH
Shall the Second Tuesday in March of each year be designated as the date of the Pickerel Lake Township general election?
 
 

Goodhue

CITY QUESTION 1 (Cannon Falls)
PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT INITIATED BY CITY COUNCIL:
Shall Sections 2.02 and 12.07, Subd. 2 of the Cannon Falls City Charter be amended to provide as follows: (note: New language is underlined; deleted language has a line through it) SECTION 2.02 THE COUNCIL - COMPOSITION, ELECTION, QUALIFICATION, AND TERMS. The Council is composed of the Mayor exercising the power specified in Section 2.05 and six Council members. The Mayor and Council members must be elected at large by the voters of the City. The Mayor and Council members must qualify for and be sworn into office at the first regular Council meeting in January following their election. The Mayor and Council members will hold office until their successors are elected, qualified, and sworn into office. The term of office of the Mayor is four years. Four Council members will serve four year staggered terms and two Council members will serve two year staggered terms, so that four Council members are elected at each biennial election. The Council will be the judge, as to qualification only, of the election of the Mayor and the Council members. The terms of office of the Mayor and Council members in office on the effective date of this Charter amendment shall be extended as provided in Section 12.07, Subd. 2 of this Charter. SECTION 12.07, Subd. 2. Transition of Terms of Office, Elections, and Vacancies. Mayor. The term of office of the Mayor elected at the regular city election in April, 1996 shall be extended to the first regular meeting of the City Council in January, 1999.Beginning with the regular city election in 2014 the term of office of the Mayor shall be for four years. May, 19962014 Council Seats. The terms of office for the persons elected to the City Council in April, 1996 are herby extended to the first regular meeting of the Council in January, 2001.Beginning with the regular city election in 2014 the term of two of the open Council seats shall be four years and the term of one of the open Council seats shall be for two years. May, 19972016 Council Seat. The term of the Council seat currently scheduled to expire in May, 1997 is herby extended to the first regular meeting of the Council in January, 1999.Beginning with the regular city election in 2016 the term of two of the open Council seats shall be for four years and the term of one of the open Council seats shall be for two years. May, 1998 Council Seats. The terms of the Council seats currently scheduled to expire in May, 1998 are hereby extended to the first regular meeting of the Council in January, 1999. Transition Election. The regular City election shall occur in April, 1996. The next regular City election shall occur as provided in Section 5.01 of the Charter. Vacancies During Transition. If a vacancy in the office of Mayor or Council Member is declared to exist after the adoption of the Charter amendment, but before its effective date, the Council must appoint an eligible person to fill the vacancy. The term of office of that person so appointed shall be the same term as the office vacated, as if there had been no vacancy in that office.
 
CITY QUESTION 1 (Red Wing)
SALES TAX REFERENDUM QUESTION
Shall the City of Red Wing be authorized (a) to impose a temporary sales and use tax of one-half of one percent and an excise tax of $20 per retail sale of a motor vehicle for a period of up to 20 years and (b) to issue bonds in an aggregate amount not to exceed $14.88 million, plus the cost of issuing the bonds and funding the debt service reserve, to finance a portion of the cost of acquisition and betterment of any or all of the following projects: riverfront improvements, downtown transportation improvements, Sheldon Auditorium Theatre improvements and a facility housing the Red Wing Area Senior Center and the Red Wing Pottery Museum; provided that such tax shall terminate sooner should the City Council determine that all such costs and debt have been paid?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #256)
RENEWAL OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 256 (Red Wing Public Schools) has proposed to renew the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $1,111.41 per pupil which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2013. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for five years, beginning with taxes payable in 2014, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 256 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #256)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
If School District Ballot Question 1 is approved, shall the board of Independent School District No. 256 (Red Wing Public Schools) also be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $33,415,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the remodeling of and construction and equipping of additions to the Burnside Elementary School and Twin Bluff Middle School facilities; the completion of various deferred maintenance projects at the Burnside Elementary, Sunnyside Elementary, Twin Bluff Middle and Red Wing High School facilities; and the reconfiguration of classrooms at the High School facility BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 3 (ISD #256)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
If School District Ballot Question 1 and School District Ballot Question 2 are both approved, shall the board of Independent School District No. 256 (Red Wing Public Schools) also be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $4,610,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the repair and renovation of and the construction of improvements to various school district athletic sites and facilities? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #656)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 656 (Faribault Public Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $600 per pupil.  The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for eight years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 656 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2805)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2805 (Zumbrota-Mazeppa Public Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $350 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for five years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 2805 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Grant

CITY QUESTION 1 (Herman)
SUNDAY LIQUOR LICENSE
Shall the City Council be allowed to issue on-sale licenses to the Liquor Store / Restaurants for the Sale of intoxicating Liquor on Sundays?
 
 

Hennepin

CITY QUESTION 1 (Brooklyn Center)
PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT
Shall the Brooklyn Center City Charter amendment be adopted changing the form of city government to a ward system for the election of city council members?
 
CITY QUESTION 1 (Excelsior)
CHAPTER IX, FINANCIAL PLANNING & REPORTING
Shall the Excelsior City Charter be amended to add the following? Introduction: This section of the Charter outlines the processes for Financial Operation of the city and specifies actions relative to the two important City Financial Documents. They are the Annual City Budget, and the rolling Long Term Financial Plan. The rolling Long Term Financial Plan shall cover at least the next five years, be in compliance with the latest guidance from the GFOA (Government Finance Officers Association), be consensus driven (Elected Officials, City Staff and the Public) and be under the full authority of the City Council. The Annual City Budget is the comprehensive one year financial document for the city. It shall include every City financial fund, the City Manager's Summary Message (Ref. Section 9.06, Subdivision 5), a description of each fund category and a description of each fund Section 9.01 Council to Control Finances The Council shall have full authority over the financial affairs of the City except as limited or prohibited by the MN constitution, MN laws, or this Charter. It shall provide for the collection of all revenues and other assets, and the auditing and settlement of accounts. It shall further provide for the safekeeping and disbursements of public monies by the City Treasurer. Section 9.02 Reporting Requirements It shall be the City Manager's responsibility to ensure all financial information alpha or numeric, as outlined in this Charter, is published in a timely and accurate manner, and is meaningful to the intended users. The term "intended users" is defined as city council members, staff and citizens. "Meaningful" is defined as financial information that is reasonably acceptable and understandable to the public. Such financial information shall be explained by a narrative summary using alpha, numeric and graphical presentation as necessary. This summary shall be set forth in language designed to be readily understood by the layperson. A "layperson" is defined as a person who does not have professional financial training or background. Section 9.03 Accounts and Reports The City Manager shall be the Chief Accounting Officer of the City and of every branch thereof, and the Council may prescribe and enforce proper accounting methods, forms, blanks, and other devices consistent with the Law, this Charter and the Ordinances in accord with it. The City Manager shall submit to the Council a statement each month showing the amount of money in the custody of the City Treasurer, the status of all funds, the amount spent or chargeable against each of the Annual Budget allowances and the balances left in each, and such other information relative to the finances of the City as the Council may require. The Council may at any time and shall annually provide for an audit of the City finances by a Certified Public Accountant or by the Department of the State of MN authorized to make an examination of the affairs of municipalities. On or before the first day in June in each year the City Manager shall prepare and obtain agreement from the City Council the City's Annual Citizen's Report, which communicates a complete financial and operating depiction of the city, for the current and prior year. This complete report, including all Annual Budget and capital expenditures for the prior year, shall be summarized in a form compliant with Section 9.02. Additionally an updated version of the City Managers Budget Summary (outlined in Section 9.06, Subdivision 5) for the current year shall be incorporated into this report. This report shall be published on the City web site, mailed to each address in the City, and referenced in the next City newsletter. Alternative dissemination methods may be used providing these methods reach the same or larger segment of the City. This information will also be available in both electronic and paper format for review, lending, or purchase at cost by interested persons during regular business hours at Excelsior City Hall. Section 9.04 Annual Financial Calendar Subdivision 1. Fiscal Year The fiscal year of the City is defined by MN Statute as the calendar year. The Annual Financial Calendar is based on that definition. Subdivision 2. Financial Planning Guidelines Annual Financial Calendar Adoption: The Council shall annually adopt an annual financial calendar by Feb 1st. The calendar will establish the time line for development and submission of the Long Term Financial Plan and the Annual Budget and allow for public review and comment in accordance with this Charter, the City Council, and MN Statutes. Annual Financial Calendar Procedures: The calendar will provide a 30-day period for public review and input to the Annual Budget prior to final approval by the City Council. During the month of October the Council shall have a public meeting primarily dedicated to public input on the preliminary Annual Budget for the ensuing year. All other budget planning meetings shall be so conducted as to give interested citizens a reasonable opportunity to be heard. Annual Financial Calendar Requirements: The purpose of this section is to provide the public with a general time table for the annual financial planning process. The dates are subject to change by the City Council in extraordinary circumstances and MN Statutes. Activity Estimated Time Period Long Term Plan: Development Jan. 1 to May 1 Annual Financial Calendar: Adopted by Council Feb. 1 Long Term Plan: Council publishes priority items list by March 1 Long Term Plan: Public Review May 1 to May 20 Long Term Plan: Council Public Hearing and Approval by June 1 City's Annual Citizen's Report: Mailed to Public by June 1 Long Term Plan: Published to Public by Aug. 1 Annual Budget: Council publishes priority items list by July 1 Annual Budget: Preliminary Budget and Summary of funds provided from the Property Tax Submitted to Council by Sept. 15 Annual Budget: Preliminary Budget to be provided from the Property Tax and Tax Levy Estimates: Council Adoption by Sept. 15 Annual Budget: Council Review and Amend Sept. 15 to Nov. 23 Annual Budget and Tax Levy: Proposal Published to Public Sept. 15 to Dec. 1 Annual Budget and Tax Levy: Public Review Sept. 15 to Dec. 22 Annual Budget: Council Meeting for Public Input Oct. Annual Budget and Tax Levy: Public Meeting Nov. 24 to Dec. 22 Annual Budget and Tax Levy: Council Adoption Dec. 5 to Dec. 22 Annual Budget and Tax Levy: Final Council Budget Summary Published to Public by 60 days after Council Adoption Section 9.05 Annual Budget The Annual Budget is its comprehensive financial document for one year. The Annual Budgeting process is largely determined by the MN statutes. Some budget actions and dates are determined by MN statutes, which may change from time to time. If this charter does not comply with MN statutes, the MN statutes shall override those provisions. Section 9.06 Submission of the Annual Budget Subdivision 1. Council Adoption of Annual Goals and Objectives Annually, on or before the 1st calendar day of July of each year, the City Council shall establish, by resolution, a prioritized list of goals and objectives to be funded in the next year's Annual Budget. This list shall provide the guidance to the City Staff in preparing the preliminary Annual Budget for the next year, and shall provide the Public with the priorities of the City as established by the City Council. This list shall be published in the City newsletter, City website, and the official City Newspaper. Alternative dissemination methods may be used providing these methods reach the same or larger segment of the City. This information will also be available in both electronic and paper format for review, lending, or purchase at cost by interested persons during regular business hours at Excelsior City Hall. Subdivision 2. Submission of Proposed Annual Budget Annually, on or before the 15th calendar day of September of each year or as specified by MN Statutes the City Manager shall submit to the Council the budget estimates for funds levying property taxes for the ensuing fiscal year, along with an accompanying summary message in accordance with a budget calendar to be established by resolution. The total preliminary budget to be provided from the property tax shall not exceed the amounts authorized by MN law and this Charter. Consistent with these provisions, the budget shall contain such information and be in the form prescribed by the City Council. The final budget shall provide a complete financial plan for all City funds and activities for the ensuing fiscal year. Except as required by MN law or this Charter, the final budget shall be in such form as the Council may require. The budget shall include a summary and show in detail: All estimated income and all proposed expenditures, including debt service, and Comparative figures for the current fiscal year, actual and estimated, and the preceding year. Comparative figures for the annual Consumer Price Index, CPI, for the previous year. The CPI is defined as: The US Bureau of Labor Statistics for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), Minneapolis St Paul In addition to showing proposed expenditures for current operations, it shall show proposed capital expenditures to be made during the year and the proposed method of funding each such capital expenditure. Subdivision 3. Submission of Proposed Enterprise Budgets Annually, on or before the 1st calendar day of November of each year the preliminary budget for each enterprise fund[1] operated by the City will be presented to the Council. The enterprise fund budgets shall be approved concurrently with Council approval of the General Fund budget. For each enterprise fund, its preliminary and final budgets shall show income, expenditure by category of income or expense and a comparison with the CPI. It shall also show the anticipated net surplus or deficit of each enterprise fund with the proposed disposition method. These budgets shall be available for the general public prior to or on the last day of January. Subdivision 4. Annual Capital Plan An annual Capital Plan for the ensuing fiscal year will be included with the Annual Budget at the time of its approval. Subdivision 5. City Manager's Budget Summary The City Managers Budget Summary message, as per Section 9.02, above, shall explain the budget, both in fiscal terms and in terms of the work programs, linking programs to specific goals established or adopted by the City and community priorities. It shall outline the proposed financial policies and programs of the City for the ensuing fiscal year and the impact of those policies and programs compared to the City's current Long Term Financial Plan, as adopted by the City Council. It shall describe the important features of the budget; indicate any major changes in financial policies, expenditures, and revenues together with the reasons for such changes. It shall address comparative spending to the CPI. It shall summarize the City's debt position for each fund, including factors affecting the ability to raise resources through debt issues, and include such other material as the City Manager deems desirable or as requested by the City Council. This summary message shall be updated as of the time of Adoption of the Annual Budget and shall become an integral part of the Annual Budget. Section 9.07. Council Action on Annual Budget Subdivision 1. Budget Action Leading to Budget Approval The preliminary budget to be provided by the tax levy shall be considered at the first regular monthly meeting of the Council in September and at subsequent meetings until a budget is adopted for the ensuing year. The Council may revise the preliminary budgets but no amendment shall increase the authorized expenditures to an amount greater than the sum of estimated income and reserves. During the month of October the Council shall have a public meeting primarily dedicated to public input on the preliminary Annual Budget for the ensuing year. All other budget planning meetings shall be so conducted as to give interested citizens a reasonable opportunity to be heard. The Council shall adopt the budget by a resolution that shall set forth the total for each budgeted fund and each department. The budget shall indicate the sums to be raised and from what sources and the sums to be spent and for what purpose as the Council deems necessary for establishing the budget. The Council shall also adopt a resolution levying the amount of taxes provided in the budget, and the City Clerk shall certify the tax resolution to the County Auditor in accordance with MN law. Adoption of the budget resolution shall constitute appropriations at the beginning of the fiscal year of the sums fixed in the resolution of the several purposes named. The final budget will be published no later than 60 days after adoption by the Council in the official City newspaper, the City newsletter and the City web site. Alternative dissemination methods may be used providing these methods reach the same or larger segment of the City. This information will also be available in both electronic and paper format for review, lending, or purchase at cost by interested persons during regular business hours at Excelsior City Hall. Subdivision 2. Failure to Adopt a Budget If the Council fails to adopt the budget by the beginning of the next fiscal year, the preceding month's fiscal year budget shall go into effect for up to thirty-one (31) days or until the Council adopts a budget. Section 9.08 Long Term Financial Plan Subdivision 1. Council Adoption of Long Term Goals and Objectives Annually, on or before the 1st calendar day of March of each year, the City Council shall establish, by resolution, a prioritized list of goals and objectives to be placed in the Long Term Financial Plan. The priorities shall be in order of importance and in order of which years they should be accomplished. This list shall provide the guidance to the City Staff in preparing the preliminary rolling Long Term Plan for the next year, and shall provide the Public with the priorities of the City as established by the City Council. This list shall be published in the City newsletter, City website, and the official City Newspaper. Alternative dissemination methods may be used providing these methods reach the same or larger segment of the City. This information will also be available in both electronic and paper format for review, lending, or purchase at cost by interested persons during regular business hours at Excelsior City Hall. Subdivision 2. Financial Plan Consideration and Adoption The City Council shall have prepared a Long Term rolling financial plan commencing with the ensuing calendar year. The City Council shall hold a public hearing upon at least 10 days posted and published notice in the City's official newspaper and also on the City web site. The City Council shall then adopt the Long Term Financial Plan, with or without amendment, by June 1st of each year. The plan shall have applicable line items containing comparative figures for the forecast annual Consumer Price Index (CPI) for each year of the plan. The CPI is defined in the most recent Congressional Budget Office Economic Outlook as the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers. The rolling financial plan shall consist of at least the following four elements as specified in subdivisions 3 through 7 which follow: Subdivision 3. Economic Synopsis The plan shall include a synopsis of the state of the economy including federal, state and local factors as well as information related to the long term CPI. It shall also include information regarding major items to be considered by the Council such as major capital items or major changes to the City's revenue and expense estimates for each year of the Long Term Financial Plan. Subdivision 4. The Capital Improvement Program This part of the financial plan shall contain a list of all capital improvements proposed to be undertaken during the each fiscal year of the Long Term Financial Plan, with appropriate supporting information as to the necessity for such improvements; cost estimate, method of financing and recommended time schedule for each such improvement; and the estimated annual cost of operating and maintaining the facilities to be constructed or acquired. This information shall be revised and extended each year for capital improvements still pending or in process. Subdivision 5. Long Term Revenue and Expense Estimate This part of the financial plan shall contain a tentative revenue policy that describes plans for financing public services and capital improvements in the Long Term Financial Plan. It shall measure the objectives and needs for each City department, the standard of services desired, and the impact of each such service on the annual budget. Subdivision 6. The Capital Budget This part of the financial plan shall be a summary of the capital or money requirements for each of the above described programs. It shall list a priority for each anticipated investment in community facilities and balance this with a consideration of the availability of necessary revenues. Subdivision 7. Public Services Program Budget The program shall be a continuing plan for all public services, estimating future needs for the public health, safety and welfare of the City, including estimated costs for fire, police, and public safety; also costs for legal services; consultant fees by type; and all city personnel costs. It shall measure the objectives and needs for each City department or service; the standard of services desired, and the impact of each such service on the annual budget for Excelsior. Subdivision 8. Plan Summary Published A summary of the Long Term Financial Plan, which shall comply with Section 9.02 of this Chapter, shall be published before August 1st each year in the official City newspaper, the City newsletter and City web site. Alternative dissemination methods may be used providing these methods reach the same or larger segment of the City. This information will also be available in both electronic and paper format for review, lending, or purchase at cost by interested persons during regular business hours at Excelsior City Hall. [1] Enterprise Fund Definition: Enterprise Funds are used to account for operations that are financed and operated in a manner similar to private businesses, where it is the intent to provide goods or services to the general public on a continuing basis, financed primarily through user charges.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #279)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 279 (Osseo Area Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $385 per pupil. The school district's actual referendum revenue for any year shall not exceed the statutory maximum for that year. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for five years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 279 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #279)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT CAPITAL PROJECT LEVY AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 279 (Osseo Area Schools) has proposed a capital project levy authorization in the amount of 3.529% times the net tax capacity of the school district. The proposed capital project levy authorization will raise approximately $5,000,000 for taxes payable in 2013, the first year it is to be levied, and would be authorized for ten years. The estimated total cost of the projects to be funded over that time period is approximately $50,000,000. The money raised by the capital project levy authorization will be used to cover the following costs: - purchase and installation of classroom technology equipment to improve teaching and learning; - purchase of curriculum materials in areas such as science, math, music and career and technical education; - training for staff in effective use of educational technology; and - maintenance of a reliable technology infrastructure. The projects to be funded have received a positive review and comment from the Commissioner of Education. Shall the capital project levy proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 279 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #280)
RENEWAL OF EXPIRING PORTION OF EXISTING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 280 (Richfield) has proposed to renew the $301.40 per pupil portion of the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2012. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 280 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #280)
APPROVAL OF ADDITIONAL REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 280 (Richfield) has also proposed to increase its general education revenue by an additional $60 per pupil. The proposed new referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. If School District Ballot Question 1 is approved, shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 280 also be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #728)
RENEWAL OF PORTION OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 728 (Elk River Area Schools) has proposed to renew the $386 per pupil portion of the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2013. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years, beginning with taxes payable in 2014, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 728 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #728)
ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR OPERATIONS, CURRICULUM, TECHNOLOGY AND ALL-DAY, EVERY-DAY KINDERGARTEN
The board of Independent School District No. 728 (Elk River Area Schools) has also proposed to increase its general education revenue by an additional $400 per pupil. The proposed new referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years, beginning with taxes payable in 2013, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. If School District Ballot Question 1 is approved, shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 728 also be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #879)
RENEWAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The Board of Independent School District No. 879, Delano, has proposed to renew its expiring referendum revenue authorization of $426.86 per pupil, which is set to expire. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the renewal of revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 879 be approved?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #879)
APPROVAL OF ADDITIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The Board of Independent School District No. 879, Delano, has proposed to increase its referendum revenue authorization by $325 per pupil if Ballot Question No. 1 is approved. The amount shall increase annually by the rate of inflation. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Provided that Ballot Question No. 1 is approved, shall the increase in revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 879 be approved?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #883)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 883 (Rockford) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $27,000,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the renovation, repair, remodeling, upgrading, equipping and construction of improvements to various school sites, parking lots, sidewalks, athletic and activity areas, mechanical, ventilation, heating and plumbing systems, electrical systems, life safety and security systems, technology infrastructure, and building roofs, windows, doors exterior envelopes and interiors?
 
 

Houston

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #299)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION 1 APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the board of Independent School District No. 299 (Caledonia Area Public Schools) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $495,000 to provide funds for a phased program of acquisition and betterment of school sites, facilities and equipment, with said bonds to be repaid from funds on hand and available in the debt redemption fund of the school district?
 
 

Hubbard

TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Helga Twp)
MAKING THE TOWN CLERK POSITION APPOINTIVE
Shall option B, as set forth in the standard structure of the township, providing for the appointment of the clerk by the town board, be adopted for the government of the town?
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 2 (Helga Twp)
TOWN QUESTION #2 WHETHER TO BUILD A NEW TOWN HALL
Estimated cost to repair existing building (roof, siding, windows, soffit, facia, Insulation, and gutters) is $110,000 with $567 a month utility costs. Estimated cost to build new town hall is $150,000 with $100 a month utility costs. Shall the town board be authorized to build a new town hall on the existing town hall site using existing funds?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #31)
RENEWAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The School Board of Independent School District No. 31 (Bemidji), Minnesota has proposed to renew the existing property tax referendum authorization ($501 per pupil) that is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2013. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be first levied in 2013 for taxs payable in 2014 and applicable for seven (7) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the renewal of the expiring property tax referendum proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 31 (Bemidji) be approved?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #113)
CHANGING THE AUTHORIZED USE OF CERTAIN REMAINING BOND PROCEEDS
Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 113 (Walker-Hackensack-Akeley) be authorized to use any remaining proceeds of its General Obligation Alternative Facilities Bonds, Series 2010A, originally issued to fund the costs of certain indoor air quality improvements which have since been completed, to fund other improvements to school district sites and facilities, including the installation of a propane heating system, the replacement of various roofs on school district facilities, and the acquisition and installation of energy-efficient windows in the elementary and high school facilities?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #308)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION 1 APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the board of Independent School District No. 308 (Nevis Public School) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $2,445,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the construction and equipping of a classroom addition to the Nevis School for ECFE rooms, classrooms, a band room, and receiving/storage and associated support spaces; the remodeling of the existing band room into a locker room; and associated mechanical, electrical and maintenance upgrades to that facility? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #308)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION 2 APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
If School District Ballot Question 1 is approved, shall the board of Independent School District No. 308 (Nevis Public School) also be authorized to issue its general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $580,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the construction of an addition to and the remodeling of the shop room; and the construction of a hallway to connect the High School corridor to the Tiger Arena lobby? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Isanti

CITY QUESTION 1 (Isanti)
BETTERMENT OF AND IMPROVEMENTS TO CITY'S COMMUNITY CENTER
"Shall the City of Isanti, Minnesota, be authorized to issue its general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $250,000 to finance the betterment of and improvements to the City's community center?"
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #728)
RENEWAL OF PORTION OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 728 (Elk River Area Schools) has proposed to renew the $386 per pupil portion of the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2013. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years, beginning with taxes payable in 2014, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 728 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #728)
ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR OPERATIONS, CURRICULUM, TECHNOLOGY AND ALL-DAY, EVERY-DAY KINDERGARTEN
The board of Independent School District No. 728 (Elk River Area Schools) has also proposed to increase its general education revenue by an additional $400 per pupil. The proposed new referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years, beginning with taxes payable in 2013, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. If School District Ballot Question 1 is approved, shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 728 also be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #912)
RENEWAL OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 912 (Milaca Public Schools) has proposed to renew the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $1.02 per pupil which is scheduled to expire. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 912 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.
 
 

Itasca

TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Spang Twp)
ADOPTION OF SIX YEAR TERM OF OFFICE FOR TOWN SUPERVISORS
Shall a six year term for those elected to the Board of Supervisors, be adopted for the government of Spang Township?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #32)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the board of Independent School District No. 32 (Blackduck Public School) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $635,500 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the repair and/or replacement of the elementary playground, the parking lot, and the multipurpose room floor; the replacement of leaking elementary windows; the remodeling of damaged bleachers; the upgrading of the athletic fields; the repair and/or replacement of the heating system; the acquisition of a bus, a van and a skid-steer; and the upgrading of the district website? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #32)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the board of Independent School District No. 32 (Blackduck Public School) also be authorized to issue its general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $105,000 to provide funds for the purchase of skill enhancing materials for students, the Read 180 Program, Smartboards and computers? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #317)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT CAPITAL PROJECT LEVY AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 317 (Deer River) has proposed a capital project levy authorization in the amount of 1.549% times the net tax capacity of the school district to provide funds for the purchase of technology devices and curriculum materials for student use, the purchase and installation of classroom technology equipment to improve teaching and learning, and the maintenance of a reliable technology and security infrastructure. The proposed capital project levy authorization will raise approximately $125,000 for taxes payable in 2013, the first year it is to be levied, and would be authorized for seven years. The estimated total cost of the projects to be funded over that time period is approximately $875,000. The projects to be funded have received a positive review and comment from the Commissioner of Education. YES NO Shall the capital project levy proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 317 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Kanabec

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #912)
RENEWAL OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 912 (Milaca Public Schools) has proposed to renew the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $1.02 per pupil which is scheduled to expire. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 912 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.
 
 

Kandiyohi

TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Dovre Twp)
TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR TERM LENGTH
Shall the term of office for a town supervisor be for six years?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #741)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 741 (Paynesville Area Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $723 per pupil. A portion of this proposed referendum revenue authorization would replace the school district's prior authorization of $415.60 which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2012. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No.741 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #815)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIAL OPERATING LEVY
The Board of Common School District No. 815, Prinsburg, has proposed to increase its general education revenue in an amount necessary to eliminate any operating deficit. The proposed special operating levy would be applicable for four years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the special operating levy proposed by the Board of Common School District No. 815 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2890)
RENEWAL OF EXPIRING PORTION OF REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2890 (Renville County West) has proposed to renew the $300 per pupil portion of the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2012. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for three years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. YES Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 2890 be approved? NO BY VOTING "YES' ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.
 
 

Koochiching

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #36)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the school board of Independent School District No 36 (Kelliher) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $495,000 to provide funds for the betterment of school sites and facilities, including the construction of various improvements to district sites and facilities, the acquisition of vehicles and equipment, and the acquisition and installation of instructional equipment and improved technology systems, with said bonds to be repaid from funds on hand and available in the debt redemption fund of the school district?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #362)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BONDS
Shall the School Board of Independent School District No. 362 (Littlefork-Big Falls), Minnesota, be authorized to issue general obligation bonds, in an amount not to exceed $495,000, to finance classroom upgrades, technology improvements and other costs related to the acquisition of equipment and betterment of school facilities
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #363)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION 1, APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No.363 (South Koochiching-Rainy River) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $700 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 363 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Lac Qui Parle

TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Lac Qui Parle Twp)
TOWNSHIP ELECTION
Shall the Second Tuesday in March of each year be designated as the date of the Lac qui Parle Township general election?
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Perry Twp)
TOWNSHIP ELECTION
Shall the Second Tuesday in March of each year be designated as the date of the Perry Township general election?
 
 

Lake

CITY QUESTION 1 (Silver Bay)
NEW PUBLIC HEAT AND ELECTRIC UTILITY
Shall the City of Silver Bay purchase, acquire and construct a new public utility for the purpose of generation, production and distribution of heat and electricity, at an estimated cost of not to exceed $15 million?
 
CITY QUESTION 2 (Silver Bay)
BOND ISSUE FOR NEW PUBLIC UTILITY
Shall the City of Silver Bay issue its general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $15 million for the purpose of the acquisition and betterment of a new public utility to generate, produce and distribute heat and electricity? Net revenues of the new utility will be used as the source of payment for the bonds. Taxes will be levied only in the event the net revenues are insufficient to make the bond payments. BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Lake Of The Woods

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #690)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE LEVY
The board of Independent School District No. 690 (Warroad), Minnesota has proposed to increase the School District's general education revenue by $400 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 690 (Warroad) be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
 
 

Lincoln

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #402)
REVOKING EXISTING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION; APPROVING NEW AUTHORIZATION
Shall the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization be revoked and the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School Distric No. 402 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Lyon

CITY QUESTION 1 (Cottonwood)
SUNDAY LIQUOR
Shall the City Council be allowed to issue on-sale licenses to restaurants and clubs for the sale of intoxicating liquor at retail on Sundays?
 
CITY QUESTION 1 (Marshall)
“CONSIDERATION OF SALES TAXES TO FUND EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING FACILITIES.”
"Should the Common Council of the City of Marshall adopt ordinances imposing a sales and use tax of up to one-half of one per cent (0.5%), and a tax of up to one and one-half per cent (1.5%) on gross receipts from food and beverages sold in the City, to pay all or part of the costs for the acquisition of property, design, construction and furnishing, debt service on bonds issued for capital costs, and operating costs for the facilities of the Minnesota Emergency Response and Industry Training Center (MERIT)?"
 
CITY QUESTION 2 (Marshall)
“CONSIDERATION OF SALES TAXES TO FUND REGIONAL AMATEUR SPORTS FACILITIES.”
"Should the Common Council of the City of Marshall adopt ordinances imposing a sales and use tax of up to one-half of one per cent (0.5%), and a tax of up to one and one-half per cent (1.5%) on gross receipts from food and beverages sold in the City, to pay all or part of the costs for the acquisition of property, design, construction and furnishing, debt service on bonds issued for capital costs, and operating costs for the new facilities of the Southwest Minnesota Regional Amateur Sports Center?"
 
CITY QUESTION 1 (Minneota)
SUNDAY LIQUOR
Shall the city council be allowed to issue on-sale licenses to restaurants, clubs, bowling centers, and hotels for the sale of intoxicating liquor at retail on Sundays?
 
 

Mcleod

TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Bergen Twp)
SUPERVISOR TERM
Should the term of supervisor be changed from four (4) to six (6) years so only one supervisor is elected every two (2) years?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2159)
RENEWAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The Board of Independent School District No. 2159, Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart, has proposed to renew its expiring referendum revenue authorization of $776.65 per pupil, which is set to expire in 2014.  The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. YES                                                Shall the renewal of revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 2159 be approved? NO BY VOTING “YES” ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #2159)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
Provided that Ballot Question No. 1 is approved, the Board of Independent School District No. 2159, Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart, has proposed to increase its referendum revenue authorization by an additional $250 per pupil.  The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. YES                                     Shall the increase in revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 2159 be approved? NO BY VOTING “YES” ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Mahnomen

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #601)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION REVOKING EXISTING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION; APPROVING NEW AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 601 (Fosston), Minnesota has proposed to revoke the School District's existing referendum revenue authorization of $700 per pupil that is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2015 and to replace that authorization with a new authorization of $1,300 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the existing referendum revenue authorization be revoked and the increase in the revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 601(Fosston) be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
 
 

Marshall

CITY QUESTION 1 (Argyle)
CITY OF ARGYLE SUNDAY LIQUOR LICENSE
Shall the City Council be allowed to issue on-sale licenses to restaurants, clubs, and bowling centers for the sale of intoxicating liquor at retail on Sundays
 
CITY QUESTION 1 (Middle River)
CITY OF MIDDLE RIVER SUNDAY LIQUOR LICENSE
Shall the city council be allowed to issue on-sale licenses to clubs and/or restaurants for the sale of intoxicating liquor at retail on Sundays?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #682)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 682 (Roseau) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $495,000 to provide funds for a phased program of acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including acquisition and installation of instructional equipment, textbooks, transportation vehicles, supplies and improved technology systems, with said bonds to be repaid from funds on hand and available in the debt redemption fund of the school district?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2856)
REVOKING EXISTING REFERNDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION; APPROVING NEW AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independant School District No. 2856 (Stephen-Argyle Central Schools) has proposed to revoke the school district's existing referndum revenue authorization of $1,000 per pupil and to replace that authorization with a new authorization of $2,000 per pupil. The proposed new referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for seven years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the school district's existing referenum revenue authorization be revoked and the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independant School District No. 2856 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Martin

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2752)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION REVOKING EXISTING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION; APPROVING NEW AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2752 (Fairmont Area Schools), Minnesota has proposed to revoke the School District's existing referendum revenue authorization of $500 per pupil that is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2013 and to replace that authorization with a new authorization of $950 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for five (5) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. YES NO Shall the existing referendum revenue authorization be revoked and the increase in the revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 2752 (Fairmont Area Schools) be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
 
 

Meeker

TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Kingston Twp)
TOWNSHIP GENERAL ELECTION DATE
Shall the Second Tuesday in March of each year be designated as the date of the Kingston Township general election?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #741)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 741 (Paynesville Area Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $723 per pupil. A portion of this proposed referendum revenue authorization would replace the school district's prior authorization of $415.60 which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2012. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No.741 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Mille Lacs

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #912)
RENEWAL OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 912 (Milaca Public Schools) has proposed to renew the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $1.02 per pupil which is scheduled to expire. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 912 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.
 
 

Morrison

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #485)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION 1 APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 485 (Royalton Public Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $350 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for 4 years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 485 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #912)
RENEWAL OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 912 (Milaca Public Schools) has proposed to renew the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $1.02 per pupil which is scheduled to expire. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 912 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.
 
 

Mower

CITY QUESTION 1 (Brownsdale)
SUNDAY LIQUOR OPTION
Shall special licenses be granted in the City of Brownsdale for the sale of intoxicating liquor on Sundays only to a restaurant, club or hotel which has an on-sale liquor license and facilities for serving not less than 25 guests at one time.
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Bennington Twp)
COMBINED CLERK-TREASURER POSITION
"Shall option D, providing for the combining of the offices of clerk and treasurer as an [elected] position, be adopted for the government of the town?"
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 2 (Bennington Twp)
COMBINED CLERK-TREASURER POSITION
"Shall option B, providing for the appointment of the clerk-treasurer by the town board, be adopted for the government of the town?" Note: Approval of the option B question is contingent on the simultaneous approval of option D."
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Sargeant Twp)
SHALL THE TERM OF OFFICE FOR A TOWN SUPERVISOR BE FOR SIX YEARS?
Shall the term of office for a town supervisor be for six years?
 
 

Nicollet

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #88)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 88 (New Ulm Public Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $575 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 88 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Nobles

CITY QUESTION 1 (Ellsworth)
CITY QUESTION SUNDAY LIQUOR
Shall the City of Ellsworth be allowed to issue on-sale licenses to restaurants, clubs, bowling centers, and hotels for the sale of intoxicating liquor at retail on Sunday? By voting "Yes" on this ballot question, you are voting for Sunday Liquor in Ellsworth.
 
 

Norman

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #599)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION 1 RENEWAL OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
THE BOARD OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 599 (FERTILE-BELTRAMI) HAS PROPOSED TO RENEW THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S EXISTING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION OF $1,200 PER PUPIL WHICH IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE AFTER TAXES PAYABLE IN 2013. THE PROPOSED REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION WOULD BE APPLICABLE FOR TEN YEARS, BEGINNING WITH TAXES PAYABLE IN 2014, UNLESS OTHERWISE REVOKED OR REDUCED AS PROVIDED BY LAW. SHALL THE INCREASE IN THE REVENUE PROPOSED BY THE BOARD OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 599 BE APPROVED? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.
 
 

Olmsted

CITY QUESTION 1 (Rochester)
CITY OF ROCHESTER SALES TAX AND BOND REFERENDUM QUESTION
Shall the City of Rochester be authorized (a) to extend beyond December 31, 2012, the current City sales and use tax of one-half of one percent and an excise tax of $20 per retail sale of a motor vehicle and (b) to issue general obligation bonds in an aggregate amount not exceeding $139,500,000, plus the cost of issuing the bonds, to finance the cost of acquisition and betterment of the following projects: * $8,000,000 for the regional public safety and 911 dispatch center facilities. * $20,000,000 for a regional recreation/senior center. * $30,000,000 for City of Rochester transportation projects. * $17,000,000 for Olmsted County transportation infrastructure improvements: * $8,000,000 for downtown infrastructure improvements. * $14,000,000 for the University of Minnesota Rochester academic and complementary facilities. * $6,500,000 for the Rochester Community and Technical College/Winona State University career technical education and science and math facilities. * $6,000,000 for the Rochester Community and Technical College regional recreation facilities at University Center Rochester. * $20,000,000 for the Destination Medical Community Initiative. * $10,000,000 for an economic development fund.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2805)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2805 (Zumbrota-Mazeppa Public Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $350 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for five years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 2805 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Otter Tail

CITY QUESTION 1 (Bluffton)
ADOPTION BY THE CITY OF OPTIONAL PLAN A
Shall Optional Plan A, modifying the standard plan of city government by providing for the appointment by the council of the clerk and treasurer be adopted for the government of the city?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #23)
RENEWAL OF PORTION OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The School Board of Independent School District No. 23 (Frazee-Vergas Public Schools) has proposed to renew $700 per pupil of the School District's existing $1,000 per pupil referendum revenue authorization, which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2012. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for five (5) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the School Board of Independent School District No. 23 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #542)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT CAPITAL PROJECT LEVY AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 542 (Battle Lake Public Schools) has proposed a capital project levy authorization in the amount of 2.274% times the net tax capacity of the school district to provide funds for the purchase and replacement of curricular materials, software and technology, the support and maintenance of technology, roof replacement, school bus replacement and the replacement of ceiling tiles, floor tiles and carpeting. The proposed capital project levy authorization will raise approximately $275,000 for taxes payable in 2013, the first year it is to be levied, and would be authorized for eight years. The estimated total cost of the projects to be funded over that time period is approximately $2,200,000. The projects to be funded have received a positive review and comment from the Commissioner of Education. Shall the capital project levy proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 542 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #542)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 542 (Battle Lake Public Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $400 per pupil.  The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for five years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 542 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 3 (ISD #542)
APPROVAL OF ADDITIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 542 (Battle Lake Public Schools) has also proposed to increase its general education revenue by an additional $95 per pupil.  The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for five years, beginning with taxes payable in 2013, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. If School District Ballot Question 2 is approved, shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 542 also be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #544)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION 1 APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 544 (Fergus Falls Public Schools) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $6,265,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the construction and equipping of additions, improvements, site improvements and related facilities to expand and improve the school district's existing outdoor athletic sites and facilities? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
 
 

Pennington

TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Bray Twp)
SIX-YEAR TERM OF OFFICE OPTION FOR TOWN SUPERVISOR
Shall the term of office for a town supervisor be for six years?
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Deer Park Twp)
DESIGNATING THE SECOND TUESDAY IN MARCH AS THE TOWN GENERAL ELECTION DATE
Shall the Second Tuesday in March of each year be designated as the date of the Deer Park Township General Election?
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Numedal Twp)
ISSUANCE OF LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF INTOXICATING LIQUOR ON SUNDAYS
Shall the County be permitted to issue Sunday sales intoxicating liquor licenses to establishments within the Township of Numedal?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #630)
RENEWAL OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School district No. 630 (Red Lake Falls) has proposed to renew the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $1,600 per pupil which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2013. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for five years, beginning with taxes payable in 2014, unless otherwise revolked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 630 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.
 
 

Polk

CITY QUESTION 1 (Fertile)
FERTILE SUNDAY LIQUOR QUESTION
SHOULD THE CITY OF FERTILE ISSUE SUNDAY ON-SALE LIQUOR LICENSES TO ELIGIBLE EATING ESTABLISHMENTS IN FERTILE TO ALLOW FOR THE SERVING OF INTOXICATING LIQUOR FOR CONSUMPTION ON THE PREMISES IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SERVING OF FOOD?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #599)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION 1 RENEWAL OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
THE BOARD OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 599 (FERTILE-BELTRAMI) HAS PROPOSED TO RENEW THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S EXISTING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION OF $1,200 PER PUPIL WHICH IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE AFTER TAXES PAYABLE IN 2013. THE PROPOSED REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION WOULD BE APPLICABLE FOR TEN YEARS, BEGINNING WITH TAXES PAYABLE IN 2014, UNLESS OTHERWISE REVOKED OR REDUCED AS PROVIDED BY LAW. SHALL THE INCREASE IN THE REVENUE PROPOSED BY THE BOARD OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 599 BE APPROVED? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #601)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION REVOKING EXISTING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION; APPROVING NEW AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 601 (Fosston), Minnesota has proposed to revoke the School District's existing referendum revenue authorization of $700 per pupil that is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2015 and to replace that authorization with a new authorization of $1,300 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the existing referendum revenue authorization be revoked and the increase in the revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 601(Fosston) be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #630)
RENEWAL OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School district No. 630 (Red Lake Falls) has proposed to renew the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $1,600 per pupil which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2013. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for five years, beginning with taxes payable in 2014, unless otherwise revolked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 630 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2311)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION 1 APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The Board of Independent School District No. 2311 (Clearbrook-Gonvick) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $1,200 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 2311 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Pope

COUNTY QUESTION 1
APPOINTMENT OF AUDITOR-TREASURER AND RECORDER
Shall the offices of Auditor/Treasurer and Recorder become appointed positions rather than elected at the expiration of their current term?
 
CITY QUESTION 1 (Lowry)
CITY CLERK/TREASURER
Shall the City of Lowry change from an elected Clerk/Treasurer to an appointed Clerk/Treasurer?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #768)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION RENEWAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The School Board of Independent School District No. 768 (Hancock), Minnesota has proposed to renew the existing property tax referendum authorization ($800.35 per pupil) that is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2012. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be first levied in 2012 for taxes payable in 2013 and applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE
 
 

Ramsey

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #625)
STRONG SCHOOLS, STRONG COMMUNITIES REFERENDUM
The Board of Education of Independent School District No. 625 (Saint Paul Public Schools) has proposed, beginning in 2013, to renew the existing referendum levy authority of $646.55 per pupil general education revenue that will expire at the end of 2012 and to increase its general education revenue by an additional $175 per pupil. The revenue will be used to fund classroom instruction. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase annually by the rate of inflation and be applicable for 8 years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in revenue proposed by the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 625 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
 
 

Red Lake

TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Wylie Twp)
PROPOSED COMBINING OF CLERK AND TREASURER OFFICES.
"Shall option D, providing for combining the offices of clerk and treasurer, be adopted for the government of the town?"
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 2 (Wylie Twp)
PROPOSED APPOINTMENT OF CLERK AND TREASURER.
"Shall option B, providing for the appointment of the clerk and treasurer by the town board, be adopted for the government of the town?" NOTE; "Approval of option B is contingent on the simultaneous approval of option D."
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #630)
RENEWAL OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School district No. 630 (Red Lake Falls) has proposed to renew the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $1,600 per pupil which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2013. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for five years, beginning with taxes payable in 2014, unless otherwise revolked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 630 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.
 
 

Redwood

CITY QUESTION 1 (Sanborn)
SUNDAY LIQUOR
Shall the city council be allowed to issue on-sale licenses to restaurants, clubs and bars for the sale of intoxicating liquor at retail on Sundays?
 
 

Renville

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2159)
RENEWAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The Board of Independent School District No. 2159, Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart, has proposed to renew its expiring referendum revenue authorization of $776.65 per pupil, which is set to expire in 2014.  The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. YES                                                Shall the renewal of revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 2159 be approved? NO BY VOTING “YES” ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #2159)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
Provided that Ballot Question No. 1 is approved, the Board of Independent School District No. 2159, Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart, has proposed to increase its referendum revenue authorization by an additional $250 per pupil.  The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. YES                                     Shall the increase in revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 2159 be approved? NO BY VOTING “YES” ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2890)
RENEWAL OF EXPIRING PORTION OF REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2890 (Renville County West) has proposed to renew the $300 per pupil portion of the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2012. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for three years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. YES Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 2890 be approved? NO BY VOTING "YES' ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.
 
 

Rice

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #656)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 656 (Faribault Public Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $600 per pupil.  The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for eight years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 656 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Rock

TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Kanaranzi Twp)
WHETHER TO MOVE THE TOWN ELECTION TO MARCH
Shall the Second Tuesday in March of each year be designated as the date of the Kanaranzi Township general election?
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Luverne Twp)
WHETHER TO MOVE THE TOWN ELECTION TO MARCH
Shall the Second Tuesday in March of each year be designated as the date of the Luverne Township general election?
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Magnolia Twp)
WHETHER TO MOVE THE TOWN ELECTION TO MARCH
Shall the Second Tuesday in March of each year be designated as the date of the Magnolia Township general election?
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Mound Twp)
WHETHER TO MOVE THE TOWN ELECTION TO MARCH
Shall the Second Tuesday in March of each year be designated as the date of the Mound Township general election?
 
 

Roseau

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #682)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 682 (Roseau) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $495,000 to provide funds for a phased program of acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including acquisition and installation of instructional equipment, textbooks, transportation vehicles, supplies and improved technology systems, with said bonds to be repaid from funds on hand and available in the debt redemption fund of the school district?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #690)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE LEVY
The board of Independent School District No. 690 (Warroad), Minnesota has proposed to increase the School District's general education revenue by $400 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 690 (Warroad) be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
 
 

St. Louis

CITY QUESTION 1 (Gilbert)
CITY OF GILBERT PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENTS
Voters desiring to vote in favor of the following proposition shall mark the word "YES"; voters desiring to vote against the following proposition shall mark the word "NO". Shall the City of Gilbert adopt the proposed Charter as amended by the City Charter Commission and recommended by the City Council? Section 3.1 Regular municipal elections shall occur every even numbered year. Section 6.3 Deletion of the residency requirement for the City Clerk as it is a violation of state statute. Section 7.4 Changes to the budget process to conform with state statutes. Section 12.15 Changes to the advertising requirement: City shall spend a "reasonable amount" for advertising (instead of a $500 limit). Section 12.19 Charter Commission shall be made up of nine members (rather than 15). Section 12.24 Changes to the effective date of the Charter to read: This Charter becomes effective the first day of the second full month following the certification of the election.
 
CITY QUESTION 1 (Hermantown)
HERMANTOWN SALES TAX
Shall the present City sales tax be increased from half percent (0.5%) to one percent (1%)?
 
CITY QUESTION 1 (Orr)
ISSUANCE OF INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE
Shall the Orr City Council be allowed to issue on-sale licenses to restaurants, clubs and hotels for the sale of intoxicating liquor at retail on Sundays?
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Culver Twp)
PROPOSED REORGANIZATION OF TOWN BOARD
Shall option B, providing for the appointment of the clerk and treasurer by the town board, be adopted for the government of the town?
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Fayal Twp)
CONTINUATION OF TOWNSHIP PROVIDED POLICE PROTECTION
Shall the Fayal Town Board be allowed to provide for Police Protection?
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Grand Lake Twp)
APPOINT TOWN CLERK POSITION
1. Shall Option B, providing for the appointment of the clerk by the Town Board, be adopted for the government of the town?
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Industrial Twp)
VOTER APPROVAL TO EXTEND TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR TERM
Shall Township Supervisors term of office be increased to six (6) years from the current four (4) year term? Increasing term length will allow only one Supervisor position to be open per General Election cycle resulting in better term overlap. The Township Supervisors have approved this proposal and it has been approved at the Annual Township Meeting.
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Kabetogama Twp)
RETURN TO MARCH ELECTIONS
Shall the Second Tuesday in March of each year be designated as the date of the Kabetogama Township general election?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #695)
RENEWAL OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 695 (Chisholm) has proposed to renew the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $873.36 per pupil which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2013. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years, beginning with taxes payable in 2014, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 695 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #704)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall Independent School District No. 704 (Proctor), Minnesota, be authorized to issue its general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $7,900,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of public school sites and facilities, including the Bay View School? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Scott

TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Blakeley Twp)
SIX YEAR SUPERVISOR TERM
Shall the term of office for a Blakeley Township Supervisor be for six years?
 
 

Sherburne

CITY QUESTION 1 (St. Cloud)
STREET AND INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS
"Shall the City of St. Cloud, Minnesota, be authorized to issue general obligation bonds pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 475.58, in a principal amount not to exceed $18,000,000 in total over the next four calendar years (2013-2016) to fund a program of street and infrastructure improvements? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE."
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #726)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 726 (Becker) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $23,000,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the completion of various deferred maintenance projects at the high school, middle school, intermediate school and primary school facilities; and, at the high school site and facility, the construction and equipping of auditorium and pool additions, the renovation and remodeling of the existing pool and theater areas for other school uses, the construction of sidewalk and parking lot improvements, and the construction of lobby and cafeteria improvements? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #726)
APPROVAL OF REVENUE INCREASE TO MAINTAIN EXISTING PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
The board of Independent School District No. 726 (Becker) has also proposed to increase its general education revenue by $610 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. If School District Ballot Question 1 is approved, shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 726 also be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 3 (ISD #726)
APPROVAL OF ADDITIONAL REVENUE INCREASE TO ADD PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
The board of Independent School District No. 726 (Becker) has also proposed to increase its general education revenue by an additional $125 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. If School District Ballot Questions 1 and 2 are approved, shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 726 also be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #728)
RENEWAL OF PORTION OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 728 (Elk River Area Schools) has proposed to renew the $386 per pupil portion of the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2013. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years, beginning with taxes payable in 2014, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 728 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #728)
ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR OPERATIONS, CURRICULUM, TECHNOLOGY AND ALL-DAY, EVERY-DAY KINDERGARTEN
The board of Independent School District No. 728 (Elk River Area Schools) has also proposed to increase its general education revenue by an additional $400 per pupil. The proposed new referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years, beginning with taxes payable in 2013, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. If School District Ballot Question 1 is approved, shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 728 also be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Sibley

TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Faxon Twp)
WHETHER TO TRANSITION TO SIX-YEAR TERMS FOR TOWN SUPERVISORS
Shall the term of office for a town supervisor be for six years?
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Jessenland Twp)
WHETHER TO TRANSITION TO SIX-YEAR TERMS FOR TOWN SUPERVISORS
Shall the term of office for a town supervisor be for six years?
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Washington Lake Twp)
WHETHER TO TRANSITION TO SIX-YEAR TERMS FOR TOWN SUPERVISORS
Shall the term of office for a town supervisor be for six years?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2159)
RENEWAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The Board of Independent School District No. 2159, Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart, has proposed to renew its expiring referendum revenue authorization of $776.65 per pupil, which is set to expire in 2014.  The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. YES                                                Shall the renewal of revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 2159 be approved? NO BY VOTING “YES” ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #2159)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
Provided that Ballot Question No. 1 is approved, the Board of Independent School District No. 2159, Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart, has proposed to increase its referendum revenue authorization by an additional $250 per pupil.  The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. YES                                     Shall the increase in revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 2159 be approved? NO BY VOTING “YES” ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Stearns

CITY QUESTION 1 (St. Cloud)
STREET AND INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS
"Shall the City of St. Cloud, Minnesota, be authorized to issue general obligation bonds pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 475.58, in a principal amount not to exceed $18,000,000 in total over the next four calendar years (2013-2016) to fund a program of street and infrastructure improvements? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE."
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #485)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION 1 APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 485 (Royalton Public Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $350 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for 4 years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 485 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #741)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 741 (Paynesville Area Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $723 per pupil. A portion of this proposed referendum revenue authorization would replace the school district's prior authorization of $415.60 which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2012. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No.741 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #750)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION 1 RENEWAL OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 750 (ROCORI School District) has proposed to renew the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $375.56 per pupil which is scheduled to expire after taxes paybable in 2013. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for six years, beginning with taxes payable in 2014, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 750 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.
 
 

Steele

CITY QUESTION 1 (Ellendale)
SUNDAY LIQUOR SALES AT THE MUNICIPAL LIQUOR STORE
Shall the City Council be allowed to have the restaurant at the Municipal Liquor Store sell intoxicating liquor (liquor containing more than 3.2% of alcohol by weight) for consumption on the premises, in conjunction with the sale of food, on Sundays?
 
CITY QUESTION 1 (Medford)
SALES AND USE TAX FOR CITY WATER AND WASTEWATER SYSTEMS
Should the City of Medford be authorized to impose a sales and use tax of one-half of one percent to provide funds to pay the costs of collecting and administering the tax and to repay loans received from the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority since 2007 that were used to finance $4,200,000 of improvements to the city's water and wastewater systems?
 
 

Stevens

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #768)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION RENEWAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The School Board of Independent School District No. 768 (Hancock), Minnesota has proposed to renew the existing property tax referendum authorization ($800.35 per pupil) that is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2012. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be first levied in 2012 for taxes payable in 2013 and applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE
 
 

Swift

COUNTY QUESTION 1
APPROVAL OF THE SWIFT COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS PROPOSAL TO APPOINT THE OFFICE OF COUNTY AUDITOR.
May the Minnesota Statute that allows for the hiring/appointment of the County Auditor in Swift County be implemented by the Swift County Board?
 
COUNTY QUESTION 2
APPROVAL OF THE SWIFT COUNTY BAORD OF COMMISSIONERS PROPOSAL TO APPOINT THE OFFICE OF COUNTY RECORDER.
May the Minnesota Statue that allows for the hiring/appointment of the County Recorder in Swift County be implemented by the Swift County Board?
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Pillsbury Twp)
6 YEAR TERMS FOR SUPERVISORS
Shall the term of office for a town supervisor be for six years?  By voting yes, town supervisor positions will be 6 years.
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 2 (Pillsbury Twp)
APPOINTMENT OF TOWNSHIP CLERK
Shall option B, providing for the appointment of the clerk by the town board, be adopted for the government of the township of Pillsbury? By voting yes, you are appointing the township clerk position.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #768)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION RENEWAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The School Board of Independent School District No. 768 (Hancock), Minnesota has proposed to renew the existing property tax referendum authorization ($800.35 per pupil) that is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2012. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be first levied in 2012 for taxes payable in 2013 and applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE
 
 

Todd

CITY QUESTION 1 (Osakis)
SPLIT LIQUOR BALLOT
The City currently owns and operates a municipal liquor store. Shall the City Council be allowed to issue private on-sale licenses to hotels, clubs, and restaurants for the sale of intoxicating liquor?
 
CITY QUESTION 2 (Osakis)
SUNDAY LIQUOR BALLOT
Shall the City Council be allowed it issue "On-sale" licenses to hotels, clubs, and restaurants for the sale of intoxicating liquors at retail on Sunday?
 
CITY QUESTION 1 (Staples)
AMENDMENT TO THE STAPLES CITY CHARTER ALLOWING EVEN NUMBERED YEAR ELECTIONS
Shall the Charter of the City of Staples be amended to allow elections to be held in even numbered years rather than odd numbered years? A vote of yes will amend the Charter of the City of Staples to allow the City of Staples to conduct general elections in even numbered years. A vote of no will require that the City of Staples continue to hold general elections in odd numbered years. _____ Yes _____ No
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Germania Twp)
SHOULD GERMANIA TOWNSHIP RETURN TO MARCH TOWNSHIP ELECTIONS?
Shall Germania Township return to March township elections to elect town board members?
 
 

Traverse

COUNTY QUESTION 1
AUTHORIZING BONDING TO CONSTRUCT AND EQUIP A NEW TRAVERSE COUNTY COURTHOUSE AND GOVERNMENT CENTER
The Traverse County Board of Commissioners have authorized a bond referendum for the purpose of demolition of the existing Traverse County Courthouse and the 1974 addition, and then constructing and equipping a new Traverse County Courthouse and Government Center. The result of this referendum will inform the County Board as to the desires of the voters of the County with regards to the status of the Courthouse. In favor of demolishing the existing Traverse County Courthouse and the 1974 addition, and then constructing and equipping a new Traverse County Courthouse and Government Center, and to bond for up to $3.5 million for said purpose. BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Lake Valley Twp)
DITCH MOWING IN LAKE VALLEY TOWNSHIP
Should the owners and renters of Lake Valley Township mow the township and county ditches in their area?
 
 

Wabasha

CITY QUESTION 1 (Wabasha)
SALES TAX REFERENDUM QUESTION
Shall the City of Wabasha, Minnesota, be authorized to impose a local sales tax of one percent to finance the costs of capital improvements to the streets, utilities, and municipal buildings pursuant to the City's Capital Improvement Plan?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2805)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2805 (Zumbrota-Mazeppa Public Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $350 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for five years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 2805 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Wadena

CITY QUESTION 1 (Staples)
AMENDMENT TO THE STAPLES CITY CHARTER ALLOWING EVEN NUMBERED YEAR ELECTIONS
Shall the Charter of the City of Staples be amended to allow elections to be held in even numbered years rather than odd numbered years? A vote of yes will amend the Charter of the City of Staples to allow the City of Staples to conduct general elections in even numbered years. A vote of no will require that the City of Staples continue to hold general elections in odd numbered years. _____ Yes _____ No
 
 

Waseca

TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Woodville Twp)
WHETHER TO CHANGE TERM OF OFFICE TO SIX YEARS FOR TOWN SUPERVISOR.
Shall the term of office for a town supervisor be for six years?
 
 

Washington

CITY QUESTION 1 (Cottage Grove)
ACQUISITION AND BETTERMENT OF FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER.
"Shall the City of Cottage Grove, Minnesota, be authorized to issue its general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $6,500,000 to finance the acquisition and betterment of a family aquatic center"
 
CITY QUESTION 2 (Cottage Grove)
ACQUISITION AND BETTERMENT OF PLAY CENTER AND PARK
"Shall the City of Cottage Grove, Minnesota, be authorized to issue its general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $7,000,000 to finance the acquisition and betterment of an indoor/outdoor youth play center and the expansion and betterment of Hamlet Park"
 
 

Watonwan

TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Butterfield Twp)
APPOINTMENT OF CLERK/TREASURER
Shall the Board of Butterfield Township be authorized to appoint the position of clerk/treasurer?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #837)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School Distrct No. 837 (Madelia Public School) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $500 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue porposed by the board of Independent School District No. 837 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Wilkin

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #544)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION 1 APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 544 (Fergus Falls Public Schools) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $6,265,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the construction and equipping of additions, improvements, site improvements and related facilities to expand and improve the school district's existing outdoor athletic sites and facilities? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
 
 

Wright

CITY QUESTION 1 (Cokato)
WHETHER CITY SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO ISSUE SUNDAY LIQUOR LICENSES
Shall the City Council be allowed to issue on-sale licenses to restaurants, clubs, bowling centers, and hotels for the sale of intoxicating liquor on Sundays? YES (for license) NO (against license)
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #728)
RENEWAL OF PORTION OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 728 (Elk River Area Schools) has proposed to renew the $386 per pupil portion of the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2013. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years, beginning with taxes payable in 2014, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 728 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #728)
ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR OPERATIONS, CURRICULUM, TECHNOLOGY AND ALL-DAY, EVERY-DAY KINDERGARTEN
The board of Independent School District No. 728 (Elk River Area Schools) has also proposed to increase its general education revenue by an additional $400 per pupil. The proposed new referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years, beginning with taxes payable in 2013, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. If School District Ballot Question 1 is approved, shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 728 also be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #879)
RENEWAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The Board of Independent School District No. 879, Delano, has proposed to renew its expiring referendum revenue authorization of $426.86 per pupil, which is set to expire. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the renewal of revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 879 be approved?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #879)
APPROVAL OF ADDITIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The Board of Independent School District No. 879, Delano, has proposed to increase its referendum revenue authorization by $325 per pupil if Ballot Question No. 1 is approved. The amount shall increase annually by the rate of inflation. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Provided that Ballot Question No. 1 is approved, shall the increase in revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 879 be approved?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #883)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 883 (Rockford) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $27,000,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the renovation, repair, remodeling, upgrading, equipping and construction of improvements to various school sites, parking lots, sidewalks, athletic and activity areas, mechanical, ventilation, heating and plumbing systems, electrical systems, life safety and security systems, technology infrastructure, and building roofs, windows, doors exterior envelopes and interiors?
 
 

Yellow Medicine

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #402)
REVOKING EXISTING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION; APPROVING NEW AUTHORIZATION
Shall the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization be revoked and the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School Distric No. 402 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.