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28 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, October 29, 1998 J ~Vehlcle for Coordinator peration of Coordinator Vehicle ffice Supplies All according to the order of the County Commission of Jefferson County, entered the 20th day of August, 1998. The additional levies in cents on each one hundred dollars assessed valuation as approved on November 3, 199g, shall be: For t~rTt~sJk'ear beginning July 1, 1999: on Class I property - 1.68; on Class 11 property - 3.36; ~'~ on Class III property - 6.72; ~ .~d, on Class IV property 6.72. For ~ear beginning July 1, 2000: ~ on Class I property - 2.45; on Class II property - 4.90; on Class 111 property - 9.80; ~[ ~ ~ nd, on Class IV property- 9.$0. For lhe--]q .Kal ~ear beginning July 1, 2001: v - on Class I property - 2.49; on Class II property - 4.98; on Class III property - 9.96; ~d, on Class IV property - 9.96. on .*or o, ,be v pu h ,b. bole n. L S." T~t~t~lnst the levies, punch the hole before "AGAINST THE'~IES." FOR THE LEVIES 4-- 226 AGAINST THE LEVIES NOTICE OF PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS 1. Ken Hechler, West Virginia Secretary of State, do hereby certify the following constitutional amendments will be placed on the November 3, 1998 general election ballot. Amendment 1: ' VIodern Investment Management Amend- ment" Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Vir- ginia, amending article ten thereof by adding thereof a new section, des- ignated section eight-a, relating to the authority of the Legislature to de- fine types of improvement projects and to authorize the issuance by coun- ties or municipalities of bonds to be payable from revenues derived from increased real or personal property taxes on such improvement projects in the county or municipality upon approval by majority vote in the county or counties and in the municipality where the proposed project is located; numbering and designating the proposed amendment; and providing a summarized statement of the purpose of the proposed amendment. The amendment shall read as follows: ARTICLE X. TAXATION AND FINANCE. 8a. Issuance of bonds payable from incremental increases in property taxes: voter approval required. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this constitution to the con- trary, the Legislature by general law may defnine and prescribe specific types of material improvements to real and peresonal property which con- stitute economic development projects and authorize the issuance by coun- ties or municipalities of bonds to finance the public portion of those eco- nomic development projects. The Legislature may further determine the rights, remedies and conditions governing the projects, which may be lo- cated upon one or more parcels of real estate owned by one or more public or private entities. The economic development projects shall be entered, valued and as- sessed on the land and personal property tax records of the appropriate taxing authority. The entries shall be made separately from the property so improved and, if located in more than one county or municipality, by separate entry for each applicable tax rate. The separate assessment is in addition to, and not in lieu of, the assessment for the property prior to the improvement. The bonds are payable from the property taxes on the pri- vate portion of the economic deveopment project. No tax revenues of the county or municipality may be pledged to, or used for, the payment of the bonds, except for the increased tax revenues. The bonds issued shall be for a term not to exceed 40 tax years, and may provide for the pledge of any other funds as the owner of the improve- ments may by contract or otherwise be reqhired to pay. Upon payment in full of the bonds, the increased tax revenues shall revert to the appropri- ate levying bodies. The increased tax revenues from which the bonds may be paid shall not include taxes from excess levies, bond levies or other special levies. that the maximum levies for current expenses authorized by Article 8, Chapter 11, of the Code of West Virginia, as amended, will not provide sufficient funds for the payment of current expenses of the County Com- mission and that an election should be held to add such additional levies approved by the voters of Jefferson County on the 3rd day November, 1998, as provided by Section 16, Article 8, Chapter 1]~ of the Code of West Virginia, as amended, it is hereby ordered; 1.1999 The purposes for which levy fundsare needed are to provide emer- gency medical services, staffing and operations combining career and vol- unteer ambulance crews as follows for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1999: A. Ambulances, ALS Equipment, Uniforms, protective equip- ment and other gear that is required for certified operations $ 54,920 B. Personnel - Career personnel to staff ambulances and to operate the system. Compensated values include salary, FICA, Medicare, Retirement, Workers Compensation, Unemployment Compensation and medical insurance. Overtime to cover vacation and sick leave. $347,822 C. Training. Courses and equipment for volunteer and career personnel to maintain certifications. $50,000 S. Utilities and other costs of operation, including: Insurance Attorney Fees Equipment Operation Billing Costs Public Education and Relations Maintenance of Equipment Vehicle for Coordinator Operation of Coordinator Vehicle Office Supplies $102,500 1.2000 The purposes for which levy funds are needed are to prow - gency medical services staffing and operations combining career and vol- unteer ambulance crews as follows for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2000: A. Ambulances, ALS Equipment, Uniforms, protective equipment and other gear that is required for certified operations. $48,190 B. Personnel - Career personnel to staff ambulances and to operate the system. Compensated values include salary, FICA, Medicare, Retirement, Workers Compensation, Unemployment Compensa- tion and medical insurance. Overtime to cover vacation and sick leave. $618,323 C. Training - Courses and equipment for volunteer and career personnel to maintain certifications. $55,500 D. Utilities and other costs of operation, including: Insurance Attorney Fees Equipment Operation Billing Costs Public Education and Relations Maintenance of Equipment Vehicle for Coordinator Operation of Coordinator Vehicle Office Supplies $89,625 1.2001 The purposes for which levy funds are needed are to provide emergency medical services staring and operations combining career and volunteer ambulance crews as follows for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2001: A. Ambulances, ALS equipment and other operations Equipment, Uniforms, protective gear that is required for certified $40,000 B. Personnel - Career personnel to staff ambulances and to operate the system. Compensated values include salary, FICA, Medicare, Retirement, Workers Compensation, Unemployment Compensation and medical insurance. Overtime to cover vacation and sick leave. C. Training - Courses and equipment for volunteer and career personnel to maintain certifications. $639,964 $55,500 S. Utilities and other costs of operation, including: Insurance Attorney Fees Equipment Operation Billing Costs Public Education and Relations Maintenance of Equipment Vehicle for Coordinator Operation of Coordinator Vehicle Office Supplies $89,625 No bonds may be issued unless the issuance of the bonds is approved by a majority of the voters of the county or counties if it is the issuing body, by a majority of the voters in both the municipality and the county in which the municipality is located. 2. That the approximate amount necessary to carry out the purposes as stated above, for each of the three (3) fiscal years, after making reason- Such proposed amendment is hereby numbered "Amendment No. i" able allowance for delinquencies and exonerations, is for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1999 - $555,242; for the fiscal year beginning July 1, and designated as the "Local Option Economic Development Amend- 2000- $811,638; for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2001- $825,089. sent" and the purpose of the proposed amendment is summarized as follows: "To amend the State Constitution to permit the Legislature to authorize the financing of the public portion of economic development 3. That the total approximate amount necessary to carry out the pur- poses stated above, for each of the three (3) fiscal years, after making projects through the issuance by counties or municipalities of bonds pay- reasonable allowance for delinquencies and exonerations, is for the fiscal able from increases in real and personal property taxes, not including year beginning July 1, 1999 - $555,242; for the fiscal year beginning July taxes from excess levies, bond levies or other special levies, on the private 1, 2000 - $811,638; for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2001 - $825,089. portion of the economic development projects. Upon payment in full of the The aggregate total for three (3) fiscal years is $2,191,969. bonds, for a term not to exceed 40 years, the increased tax revenues re- vert to the appropriate levying bodies. No tax revenues of the county or counties or municipality may be pledged to, or used for, the payment of 4. Thati the separate and aggregate assessed valuations of each class of the bonds, except for the increased tax revenues. No bonds may be issued taxable property within Jefferson County for the fiscal year 1998-99 is as follows: unless the issuance of the bonds is approved by a majority of the voters of the county if it is the issuing body, or ifa municipality is the issuing body, Class I $ 34,665,570 by a majority of the voters in both the municipality and the county in Class II $ 667,453,100 Class III $ 375,112,040 which the municipality is located." Class IV $ 144,787,700 Amendment 2: "Judicial Reform Amendment" Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Vir- ginia, amending sections one and five, article eight thereof, authorizing the Legislature to create courts of original and appellate jurisdiction: numbering and designating such proposed amendment: and providing a summarized statement of the purpose of such proposed amendment. The amendment shall read as follows: ARTICLE VIII. THE JUDICIARY. 1. Judicial Power. The judicial power of the state shall be vested solely in a supreme court of appeals, in the circuit courts and in such other courts, subordi- nate to the supreme court of appeals, of original or appellate jurisdiction as the Legislature may from time to time establish and in the justices, judges and magistrates of such courts. Such proposed amendment is hereby numbered "Amendment No. 2" and designated as the "Judicial Reform Amendment" and the purpose of the proposed amendment is summarized as follows: "To amend the Con- stitution of West Virginia to authorize the Legislature to create addi- tional courts or original and appellate jurisdiction." HIH NOTICE OF ELECTION FOR ADDITIONAL COUNTY LEVY TO THE VOTERS OF JEFFERSON COUNTY BE IT RESOLVED that at a regular meeting of the County Commission of Jefferson County, Thursday, August 20, 1998, as provided by law, the following order was made and entered of record, to wit: That the County Commission of Jefferson County, being of the opinion Total . $1,222,018,410 4a. That in the event the separate and aggregate assessed valuation of each class of taxable property within the County of Jefferson increases during the term of the special levy, the levy rate shall be adjusted so that the projected tax collection will not exceed $555,242 in fiscal year 2000, $811,638 in fiscal year 2001 and $825,089 in fiscal year 2002. 5.1999 That the additional rate of levy in cents per one hundred dollars of assessed value on each class of property for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1999, Class I 1.68; Class II 3.36; Class III 6.72; Class IV 6.72. 5.2000 That the additional rate of levy in cents per one hundred dollars of assessed value on each class of property for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2000. Class I 2.45; Class II 4.90; Class III 9.80; Class IV 9.80. 5.2001 That the additional rate of levy in cents per one hundred dollars of assessed value on each class of property for the fiscal year beginning July 1,2001. Class I 2.49; Class II 4.98; Class III 9.96; Class IV 9.96. 6. That the fiscal years to which the additional h apply are the fiscal years beginning July 1, 1999; July 1, 2001, respectively. 7. That the County Commission of Jefferson County upon approval of the proposed increased levy. 8. That the question of such additional levy shall be at the General Election, to be held on the 3rd da 9. That notice calling such election shall be given by this order, once a week for two successive weeks said election, in the Spirit of Jeffersox circulation in the county. [ The County Commission of By: R. ATTEST: By: OFFICIAL LEVY BALLOT COUNTY COMMISSION OF JEFFERSON ADDITIONAL LEVY ELECTION NOVEMBER 3, 1998 Regular election to authorize additional levies for the ning July 1, 1999; July 1, 2000; and July 1, 2001, poses for which levy funds are needed are to provide services staffing and operations combining career and lance crews as follows: For the Fiscal Year beginning July i, 1999: A. Ambulances, ALS Equipment, Uniforms, protectiv~ equipment and other gear that is required for certified operations B. Personnel - Career personnel to staff ambulances to operate the system. Compensated values include ss FICA, Medicare, Retirement, Workers Compensation, Unemployment Compensation, and medical Overtime to cover vacation and sick leave C. Training - Courses and equipment for volunteer career personnel to maintain certifications. D. Utilities and other costs of operation, including: Insurance Attorney Fees Equipment Operation Billing Costs Public Education and Relations Maintenance of Equipment Vehicle for Coordinator Operation of Coordinator Vehicle Office Supplies For the Fiscal Year beginning July I, 2000: A. Ambulances, ALS Equipment, Uniforms, equipment and other gear that is required operations B. Personnel - Career personnel to staff ambulances to operate the system. Compensated values include FICA, Medicare, Retirement, Workers Compensation, Unemployment Compensation and medical " Overtime to cover vacation and sick leave. C. Training - Courses and equipment for volunteer an career personnel to maintain certifications. D. Utilities and other costs of operation, including: Insurance Attorney Fees Equipment Operation Billing Costs Public Education and Relations Maintenance of Equipment Vehicle for Coordinator Operation of Coordinator Vehicle Office Supplies For the Fiscal Year beginning July i, 2001: A. Ambulances, ALS Equipment, Uniforms equipment and other gear that is required for operations B. Personnel - Career personnel to staff am to operate the system. Compensated values FICA, Medicare, Retirement, Workers Compensation, Unemployment Compensation and medical " Overtime to cover vacation and sick leave. C. Training - Courses and equipment for career personnel to maintain certifications. D. Utilities and other costs of operation, including: Insurance Attorney Fees Equipment Operation Billing Costs Public Education and Relations Maintenance of Equipment Vehicle for Coordinator Operation of Coordinator Vehicle Office Supplies All according to the order of the County County, entered on the 20th day of August, 1998. The additional levies in cents on each one hundred valuation as approved on November 3, 1998, shall be: For the Fiscal Year beginning July I, 1999: and, on Class I property-1.68; on Class II property- 3.36; on Class III property- 6.72; on Class IV property- 6.72. For the Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2000: and, on Class I property-2.45; on Class II property- 4.90; on Class Ill property- 9.80; on Class IV property- 9.80. For the Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2001: and, on Class I property-2,49; on Class II property- 4.98; on Class III property- 9.96; on Class IV property- 9.96. Continued on next page