This site provides information for taxpayers of the New London-Spicer School District, regarding how the district’s proposed referendum may affect property taxes. The site was prepared in cooperation with Ehlers, the district’s independent municipal advisor. If you have questions about the information on this site, please contact Ehlers using the information provided below.
The district will hold an operating referendum special election on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, seeking voter approval of two ballot questions.
QUESTION 1 proposes to increase its general education revenue by $1,020 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years beginning with taxes payable in 2022, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law.
QUESTION 2 proposes to increase its general education revenue by having the proposed authorization in School District Question 1 increase each year by the rate of inflation.
QUESTION2 is contingent on QUESTION 1, meaning, it can only pass if QUESTION 1 is approved.
For more information on how these funds would be used, return to the District’s website.
Approval of the ballot questions would result in a property tax change beginning with taxes payable in 2022, and the tax levies would remain in place for 10 years. To determine the estimated impact of the proposed ballot questions on your 2022 taxes, follow the instructions below or view a sample property value here.
NOTE: Agricultural property will pay taxes for the proposed referendum based only on the value of the house, garage and one acre. Seasonal recreational residential property (i.e., cabins) will pay no taxes for the proposed referendum.
Your 2022 taxes will be based on the 2021 Estimated Market Value (EMV), which was provided on the “Notice of Valuation and Classification” mailed by your county in March 2021. You can review the current value for taxes payable in 2022 using your current tax statement, contact your county and ask for the 2021 EMV for taxes payable in 2022, or follow the instructions below to look up your 2021 EMV on your county’s website.
Click on the link below, click, “I ACCEPT” and then hit “Proceed”. Enter in your search criteria and select your parcel from the search results screen. Make sure to select the parcel for the “20XX Value for Tax Payable 20XX” year option. Click on the, “Value Information” tab and use the value listed as, “Total MKT” in the calculator below. If there are two different values showing, use the value on the left.
If your household income is less than approximately $116,180, you may qualify for the Homestead Credit Refund (also known as the “Circuit Breaker” refund). This program, which has existed since the 1970s, is intended to reduce tax burdens for homeowners with relatively low incomes and relatively high property tax burdens. Some important facts about this program are summarized below.
If your total property taxes increase by more than 12 percent and more than $100 from one year to the next, you may qualify for a state refund equal to a portion of the increase. There is no income limit for this refund.
To determine eligibility and refund amounts, complete Minnesota tax form M1PR.
If you are 65 years or older and have a household income of $60,000 or less, you may be eligible to defer a portion of the property taxes on your home, through the Senior Citizen Property Tax Deferral Program. The program: