Thursday, December 24, 2015
CARRINGTON/FOSTER COUNTY: ARE YOU VOTING YES OR NO ON THE TAX INITIATIVE TO BUILD A NEW SCHOOL, ETC.?
A vote will be taken on February 16, 2016, regarding whether or not citizens of Carrington/Foster County want to build a new elementary school and sports complex at a site east of the current high school. This is a serious topic for our community and every property owner to consider because it involves a vast amount of taxes distributed over a 20-year period.
We are attempting to obtain all of the new tax assessments for every land and property owner in Foster County to be able to calculate each individual's tax liability if this tax initiative passes. That way each tax payer of Foster County and we can better understand exactly what passing this tax initiative will mean to our finanial committment for the future. Specific facts/information can help each citizen/property owner determine whether or not they wish to encumber their property for whatever amount for the next 20 years.
We have included a copy of a letter from Russ Heidt, a Carrington resident, who explains what he thinks this initiative will mean to each of us if passed. We've also included an article from the Foster County Independent which sees the initiative from the school district's perspective. We understand that a Facebook site has been established in support of this initiative at: https://www.facebook.com/cardinalpridevoteyes/. Also, you can read very detailed information at the Carrington School District site: http://www.carrington.k12.nd.us/Carrington/bulletin/longrangeplan2.html.
We hope you will take time to thoroughly study and understand what it means to either vote yes or no on this initiative in February. We invite all comments - for or against - this initiative.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
The Parade of Lights is a December tradition that takes place during "Christmas around the Town" in Carrington, North Dakota. Many shops around town have extended hours and invite the community to visit and to have drinks and goodies while they browse.
The Parade of Lights, lead by fire engines and ambulances, usually starts around 5:30 p.m. and moves along Main Street till it ends with a police car.
This year the weather was great, so we had quite a few nice floats and community-spirited people marching along with them. It was fun to see so many people working together for a common cause. Way to go, Carrington!!!