PERL election Tuesday for Alta-Aurelia

Friday, February 26, 2021

The PERL (Public Education & Recreation Levy) special election for the Alta-Aurelia School District will take place Tuesday March 2.

Voters living in Buena Vista County will go to the community building in Alta to vote, those in Cherokee County will vote at the community center in Aurelia. Poll hours are 7 a.m.-8 p.m.

The PERL vote is the first of its kind in Buena Vista County.

The district is seeking the opportunity to levy in order to raise funds for recreation projects like a playground or community education programs, which cannot be paid for out of school district management funds.

PERL funds can be used for parks and recreation projects and equipment, community and continuing education to include art classes and instructors, and partnering with the cities of Alta and Aurelia.

The impact on property taxes is expected to be minimal, and district officials say they would hope to adjust other asking to make the levy tax-neutral.