Against Ferndale school bond

COURTESY TO THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJanuary 29, 2014 

We are voting no on the $125 million Ferndale school bond. At this time with few new jobs and so many foreclosures it doesn't seem wise to be tearing down buildings that are structurally sound and making unnecessary building arrangement changes. We believe most of the issues discussed could have been avoided with proper maintenance, and upgrades.

The tax rate in our area has already been increased in 2014 as a result of re-appraisal, and we are paying on the current bond until 2022. As owners of agricultural farm land we cannot afford to vote for more taxes on our property. We need to find a better way of maintaining and funding our school to spread the cost to all using the facility and in our area.

Ken and Louise Sager

Ferndale

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