[Vision2020] School District Math

Glenn Schwaller vpschwaller at gmail.com
Wed May 30 17:48:00 PDT 2007

Mr Hansen,

I think any citizen should be concerned about unnecessary financial
burdens being levied against them.  Seems like a smart idea to me
unless one has gobs of money to toss about freely.  I was mostly
curious why grade school kids had to pay almost 15 percent more for
their lunches, adults only 9 percent, and from where they got their
jumble of numbers.

There was a bit of a subtle point in there.  I suspect it was missed.

As far as NSA College being in the central business district, I don't
know how long the building they occupy was vacant before they moved
in, nor what other "businesses" may have been interested in that
location.  For all we know had NSA College not moved in, the building
would still be vacant with NO benefit to the downtown area whatsoever.
 It seems to me the students, faculty, staff, and others who use the
College frequent local retail-based, tax-paying entities nearby, thus
bolstering the local economy.  I don't know by how much that
additional business may offset the tax burden.

How far away from the "heart of the town's central business district"
does one need to go before a tax-exempt entity can safely be granted

With respect to your caveat concerning the management's (I assume you
refer to Roy Atwood?) comments on non-growth, I'd have to read them if
I were to consider what impact they may have on giving you as complete
an answer as possible.


On 5/30/07, Tom Hansen <thansen at moscow.com> wrote:
> Mr. "Schwaller" -
> Since you seem so concerned about unnecessary financial burdens being
> "levied" against our local tax payers, what is your position on a
> non-retail, tax-exempt entity situating itself in the heart of our town's
> central business district, thus forcing local tax payers to absorb that
> share of the tax burden that would have otherwise been satisfied by a
> retail-based, tax-paying entity in that same location?  Keep in mind,
> please, that "management" of that non-retail, tax-exempt entity has voiced
> statements (either directly or through its lemmings) reflecting on the
> town's "non-growth".
> I anxiously await your response.
> Tom Hansen
> Moscow, Idaho
> PS - Is your name (Schwaller) pronounced "Squalor" (the word related to
> meanness, immorality, etc.) or "Swaller" (much in the same manner a
> back-woods type would pronounce thw word "swallow")?

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