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Wednesday, May 19, 2004


Bellevue Cemetery District seeks tax increase

Funds would pay for irrigation system

Express Staff Writer

Voters in the Bellevue Cemetery District will be asked at a special election Tuesday, May 25, to approve a tax increase in order to put the Bellevue Cemetery’s irrigation system underground.

The irrigation system is currently above ground, and the pipes regularly get run over, said Fae Barker, a district board member.

Supporters of the levy note that currently irrigation pipe must be moved by hand, which. is a time consuming task that interferes with the mowing of the cemetery. An automatic system also could be used at night, which would be more efficient and save water.

Also, putting irrigation lines underground would make gravesites more accessible to people walking to the graves.

The cost of the project is estimated at $7 to $10 per $100,000 of property valuation. The levy would be in place for about two years.

The district is asking for a two-year in order to pay for the improvement. Underground lines will cut down on regular labor required for moving the lines.

The tax increase, if approved at the election, will also go toward the construction of a new maintenance building to house pumps for the system.

The Bellevue Cemetery District extends from south of Hailey, and east and west of Highway 75 over Timmerman Hill, west to Broadford, and includes Glendale.

The special cemetery district election will be held at the Bellevue Elementary School from 12 p. m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday. The school is also where Bellevue residents can vote in the primary election. Voting hours for the primary election are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.


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