Central Springs voters reject PPEL hike, Wright County voters extend EMS tax

MANLY — Voters in the Central Springs Community District on Tuesday rejected a hike in the district’s Physical Plant and Equipment Levy. The school district had asked voters to approve the PPEL for an amount not to exceed $1.34 per $1000 of assessed property value, raising the rate by an estimated 42 cents per $1000. 357 people voted for the levy hike, while 366 voted against it. 


=== Voters in Wright County on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved extending the county’s Emergency Medical Services tax for 15 years. 629 of the 684 voters cast yes votes for the tax, or just under 93%. 60% voter approval was needed for the measure to pass. The county has utilized the tax for five years after the county’s Board of Supervisors deemed Emergency Medical Services to be an essential service in the county. The tax levy is estimated to generate an annual amount of almost $587,000.