RED BANK, NJ: Don't be that guy.
The guy that walks in the voting booth and starts to read the Questions for the first time.
There will be two questions on the ballot for voters to consider as part of today's election.
The first is a State question on allowing eligible veterans residing in a private residence to receive a $250 property tax deduction.
The second question is the Red Bank Board of Education’s request to issue $6.75m in bonds for improvements and upgrades at the Red Bank Middle School.
You can cast your vote with either a Yes or No answer. The questions:
State Public Question
Constitutional Amendment to Give Certain Veterans' Benefits To Residents Of Continuing Care Retirement Communities
Do you approve amending the Constitution to allow eligible veterans to receive the value of the veterans' property tax deduction if they reside in a continuing care retirement community? The deduction shall be provided to a continuing care retirement community, which shall pass the value of the deduction on to the eligible veterans who live there. Interpretive Statement This amendment would allow eligible veterans who live in continuing care retirement communities to receive the value of the $250 property tax deduction currently granted to veterans who reside in a private residence. This amendment would give the veterans' property tax deduction to continuing care retirement communities on behalf of eligible veterans. The total amount of the deduction given to a continuing care retirement community would be based on the number of eligible veterans who live there. The community would be required to pass the value of the deduction on to each eligible veteran. Deductions would not be paid to continuing care retirement communities that are property tax-exempt. An eligible veteran who receives the value of a deduction through a continuing care retirement community cannot receive a veterans' property tax deduction on any other home he or she owns or in which a spouse lives. Eligible veterans must be New Jersey residents. They must have served in the military in time of war, or other emergency. They must be honorably discharged.
Red Bank Borough Board of Education Proposal
The Board of Education of the Borough of Red Bank in the County of Monmouth, New Jersey is authorized: (a) to undertake various renovations, alterations, improvements and upgrades at the Red Bank Middle School and Red Bank Primary School, including acquisition and installation of fixtures, equipment and sitework; (b) to appropriate $6,750,000 for such purposes; and (c) to issue bonds of the school district to finance the project in the principal amount of $6,750,000. The final eligible costs of the projects approved by the Commissioner of Education are $6,750,000. This project includes $0 for school facility construction elements in addition to the facilities efficiency standards developed by the Commissioner of Education or not otherwise eligible for State support pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:7G-5(g). The State debt service aid percentage will equal 40% of the annual debt service due with respect to the final eligible costs of the project. The Board of Education is authorized to transfer funds between the projects approved at this election.
To see the entire Sample Ballot, click HERE.
To see where you should vote, click HERE to see the Voting District Map.
If you still are unsure of your polling location, please call of the Office of the Borough Clerk at 732-530-2740.
NOTE: Voters in District 8 will vote at the Red Bank Municipal Building, 90 Monmouth Street, for the 2019 General Election only due to repair work under way at the Red Bank Senior Center.
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