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Independent School District 2154 – Eveleth-Gilbert

Property Tax Information Site
ISD No. 2154, Eveleth-Gilbert Public Schools

This site provides information for taxpayers of Independent School District 2154 – Eveleth-Gilbert regarding how the district's proposed referendum will affect their property taxes. The site was prepared by the school district's municipal advisors, Ehlers, in cooperation with the school district. If you have questions about the information on this site, contact Ehlers at the numbers listed below.

About the Referendum

The district will be holding a special election on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 seeking voter approval of one ballot question:

Question 1 will authorize the district to jointly operate a High School Career Academy and issue up to $30,940,000 for the construction together with Independent School District No. 706 (Virginia) of the new High School Career Academy and construction of a new District elementary school. The primary project components will be:

  • A new combined High School Career Academy. The high school will be built, pending land and acquisition approvals, at a site immediately South of Midway and Bourgin Road along Highway 53.
  • A new elementary school in Eveleth. The building will be a 21st Century Elementary School, located on a site to be determined, pending land acquisition approvals and cost.

For additional information on how the funds would be used, click on the "Return to School District Website" button above.

Impact on Property Taxes

Approval of the ballot question will cause a property tax increase beginning with taxes payable in 2020, and the debt service tax levies will be in place for 20 years. The Department of Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation (DIRRR) has passed a board recommendation to allocate $4.9 million annually to the two districts for the projected 20-year life of the bonds. In addition, the two districts will qualify for approximately $5.9 million annually in State Debt Service Equalization Aid that will reduce the amount of property taxes levied for the bond payments. The chart below shows that projected annual allocation of the total cost of the $178.5 million project.

To determine the estimated impact of the proposed ballot questions on your 2020 taxes, follow the instructions below or view sample property types and values here

To go directly to the online tax calculator for residential homes, click here.

To go directly to the online tax calculator for commercial/industrial properties, click here.

Agricultural property owners, please contact Ehlers.

Your 2020 taxes will be based on the 2019 Estimated Market Value (EMV), which will be mailed to you by your County during the month of March. If you have not received your 2019 Valuation Notice for taxes payable in 2020, you will use the EMV from the 2018 Valuation Notice for taxes payable in 2019 mailed by your County in March 2018 (see example below). If you don't have a valuation notice available, contact your County and ask for the most recent total Estimated Market Value for your property or use the instructions below to find the value online.

St. Louis County
Assessor's Office – (218) 749-7147

Instructions to view your property records online

 


If you own a RESIDENTIAL HOMESTEAD property, enter the Estimated Market Value below to see the estimated tax impact.

 
  
Enter only whole numbers to the nearest dollar (no dollar signs, commas, or decimals).

 

If you own COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL property, enter the Estimated Market Value below to see the estimated tax impact.
 
  
Enter only whole numbers to the nearest dollar (no dollar signs, commas, or decimals).

 

If you own AGRICULTURAL or other types of property, we recommend you contact Ehlers.

  • Find the Property I.D. number(s) for all parcels of property that you own within the district (normally shown in the upper left corner of your property tax statement).
  • Email or call Ehlers
    • Send an email message to mnschools@ehlers-inc.com with your name, school district name, and property I.D. number(s). PLEASE SPECIFY WHAT COUNTY YOUR PARCELS ARE IN.
    • Call Ehlers (Twin Cities area 651-697-8500 or toll-free 1-800-552-1171) during regular business hours and ask to speak to any member of the Education Team regarding the tax impact of the Independent School District 2154 – Eveleth-Gilbert referendum; have your Property I.D. number(s) ready.
    • An Ehlers representative will contact your county to find the value and classification of your property, calculate the tax impact, and either call or e-mail you with the results. Please allow 1-3 days for a response.

School Building Bond Agricultural Credit

Beginning in taxes payable in 2018, this property tax credit provides owners of agricultural property with a 40% credit for the taxes attributable to school district debt service for all agricultural property, except for the house, garage, and one acre.  This ongoing credit will be directly deducted from property taxes owed and applies to debt service taxes for all types of existing and future building bonds for construction and renovation projects. The credit is automatically deducted on the tax statement and is included in the tax impact estimates provided by Ehlers.

Specific information that may affect some property owners’ situations is included below:

  1. Minnesota Homestead Credit Refund
  2. Special Property Tax Refund
  3. Senior Citizen Property Tax Deferral

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Contacting Ehlers

If you have questions about the information on the site or would like more information about how the proposed referendum would affect your taxes, call Ehlers (Twin Cities area 651-697-8500 or toll-free 1-800-552-1171) during regular business hours and ask to speak to a member of the Education Team. Or send an e-mail message to mnschools@ehlers-inc.com.

   
Author: Denise Berry   E-Mail: dberry1@egschools.org