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Nashua-Plainfield Schools Ask for PPEL Renewal, City Elections/Issues Also on Ballot

Taxpayers in the Nashua-Plainfield School District will be asked to renew the districts’ Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) Tuesday.

Superintendent Todd Liechty says the current PPEL has a tax rate not to exceed $1.34 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, although the district has only been taxing a rate of 67-cents per $1,000 assessed valuation. If approved Tuesday, the same PPEL rates will be extended for another 10 years starting in June, 2024.

Liechty says the PPEL tax generates about $250,000 a year for the district and can only be used for things like school buses and for improvements and repairs to classrooms, school buildings and parking lots. Liecthy says a facilities study could determine where some PPEL funding will be directed. 

The PPEL can be passed by a simple majority vote Tuesday.

Nashua voters are also being asked to approve a Capital Improvement Reserve Fund by passing a tax levy not to exceed 67.5 cents per $1,000 of taxable value each year.  The revenue would be used to address nuisance property abatement, removal or remediation of dilapidated buildings and economic development in the City of Nashua.

Nashua has three city council positions up for election today with four candidates on the ballot including Rhonda Dean, Samantha Johnson, Virginia Ginny Olsen and Ernest Willsher. 

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Mark Pitz

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