(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent)
SAFETY ON THE MIND: Chewelah votes for levy that upgrades school building phones and intercoms while also helping improve technology and safety issues within aging structures…
Chewelah had approved a levy for a new track in 2016 after a couple decades of failed efforts to improve its Snyder Field Facilities. On Wednesday, people woke up to the news that Chewelah voters had approved another levy measure that would continue the same tax levels of the 2016 levy but be put towards improving intercoms, phones, technology and safety in the aging school buildings in the district.
The capital levy will raise $778,508 for the district to improve technology and safety in all school district buildings. This levy will continue the .70 cent tax per $1,000 assessed value on properties in the school district. It will also maintain the tax levels with the current levies and not raise them. More