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November 4th, 2002

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an Important Point of Clarification! .....

Tomorrow when you receive your ballot at your voting place, and you look, and look, and look for that Proposition #1 that everybody has been shouting and waving signs about, but..

........   you Won't Find it!      ?!?  


It is Labeled Differently on the Ballot, and the words; Proposition #1 do not appear anywhere.

It is Going to Look like this on your ballot:
City of Louisville
Economic Development Program
Shall the City of Louisville adopt an
economic development program,
pursuant to Nebraska Statutes 18-
2701 through 18-2738, which (a) limits
expenditures to 50% and (b) specifies
the type of economic development
purposes, for which the sales and use
tax revenues may be expnded on
economic development for the
duration of the existing 1% City sales
tax, and appropriating annually from
the local sales and use tax a maximum
of $70,000.00 per year for use in
economic development? A vote FOR
will result in adopting the economic
development plan. A vote AGAINST
will result in not adopting the economic
development plan.

Quoting one of our active Community Leaders; ....but it's frustrating to those of us who have campaigned for this thing under a different name. We are concerned that voters will be confused by the different listing....

Please don't be confused, and help your neighbors to be aware of what to look for. It will be worth it to go this extra distance for the good of our Community.

Tomorrow vote FOR : City of Louisville Economic Development Program

(the proposition formerly know as Proposition #1)

Send a copy of this to your neighbors and friends and lets make sure nobody is confused by this!
Confused?... Let's Talk About it...
Be sure and check out all the Local Discussion by going to: Click Here:> http://www.louisvillenebraska.com/discus/ and clicking on "Last Week" the top left hand side of your screen.

An Attractive Proposition....
Position Statement on Proposition 1 from a Main Street Business
Guest Editorial - B.U.I.L.D. Member - Maureen Gulizia

In November 2000, the voters in the city of Louisville approved a 1% city sales tax, the proceeds of which are to be spent on street repair and economic development. To date nearly $109,000.00 has been collected.
In order for the city to allocate any portion of these funds for economic development, an Economic Development Plan must be approved by the taxpayers.

This Plan is on the November ballot as Proposition #1

It is the intent of the City Council to implement an Economic Development Plan with the following general purposes and goals:

1.) Create high-paying, quality jobs by generating employment opportunities and expanding the available workforce within the labor market of Louisville;

2.) Attracting new capital investment to the community;

3.) Broadening the tax-base to alleviate reliance on property taxes;

4.) To provide economic diversification to ensure economic stability and vitality for Louisville, Cass County and the State of Nebraska as a whole.


Vote YES next Tuesday for Proposition #1

A Good Proposition
Position Statement on Proposition 1 from a Main Street Business
Guest Editorial - B.U.I.L.D. Member - Mark Leibman

The ballot on November 5th includes a remarkable piece of progress called Proposition 1.

It simply adopts an Economic Development Plan, and specifies and limits the uses of city sales tax dollars which are already being collected. Voters can complete the work begun in November 2000 when the sales tax was authorized.  The Plan is available for inspection at the City Office.

The goals of the Economic Development Plan are to enhance our ability to compete for new and expanded businesses in order to provide more jobs, a broader tax base, and greater economic stability for the community.  (If you are keeping score at home, mark these down as “good things.”)

Other communities have active economic development efforts, and to some extent, Louisville has to keep up in order to compete.  Although we are blessed with favorable geography and location, Proposition 1 gives us the additional tools we need.

In a perfect world, Economic Development would not be necessary.  As we look around us and see what other communities are doing, it is evident that we need to be in the game.  Proposition 1 gets us there, so I’m voting for it and I hope you do, too.

Mark Leibman


Vote YES next Tuesday for Proposition #1

A Critical Proposition....
Position Statement on Proposition 1 from a Louisville Business
Assistant Editor - B.U.I.L.D. Member - John Harrington

As I look around at all the wonderful changes that have taken place in our home town over the last 6 years, I feel very indebted to the people that have worked so hard and given their best. Chairman McManis, Mayor Henry and all those that have served with these folks should be very proud of where we are today.

Proposition 1 helps define the future and take some control of our economic future.

Support the kind of thoughtful planning that we are proud of today, and we can plan on being even prouder tomorrow.

Vote YES next Tuesday for Proposition #1

Speaking of Chicken Noodle Soup...  (Yummm!)
Christ Lutheran Church (on Hwy 66 halfway between Louisville & Plattsmouth) is having its annual Soup Supper, Bake Sale and Craft Bazaar on Saturday November 9th, 2002.

The event runs from 4-8pm. Prices are $6 for adults and $3 for children (4-12. Children 3 and under eat free.
Chili, chicken noodle soup, sandwich, relish, drink and dessert. Really good food!

Hope to see you there!

Senior Center Open House (not this weekend but soon!)
There will be an Open House at the Senior Center

Thursday, November 15th - 6-8pm
Friday, November 16th - 6-8pm
Saturday, November 17th - 9am-5pm
Avon and Mary Kay products will be available to buy or order. (ALL) proceeds will go towards the

Louisville United Methodist Church Renovation Fund.
If you have any questions, please call Linda at (402) 234-2811. Donations also accepted. We are in the process of replacing our roof which was about to come down on us. Right now our meeting place is in the Senior Center on Koop Avenue in Louisville.
Thank You.

Longhorns in Lincoln
Lets wear or Red tomorrow and get in the mood for some good old fashioned Nebraska Football! http://www.huskerpedia.com/games/2002/texas02.html
Celebrate our Fall Traditions!

Check Your Attitude!
Remember to review the results of the Louisville Community Attitude Survey that the City has prepared in order to do their best and meet our needs.
Click Here: http://louisvillenebraska.com/city/SURVEY02.pdf

Join Club Louisville
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Hey, Life is Better Here!
Come and Join Us! Select a lot in our new Subdivision, build a house and experience the Better Life!

Computer John
Assistant Editor

What the Cat Saw...
Hi Hardware Cat Fans!

Best Job in Town...
Well, I just don't know what all the fuss is about economik development and such. From my standpoint it is pretty straight forward; Folks hang around here and talk with Maureen about all the doin's in town, then they give me a pat on the head and then they pull out that plastic card and Larry puts their bag of Mole-no-More in a sack and out the door they go!

I have the best job in town it seems. I just let folks pat me on the head and flick my tail and as long as the moles hold out, we all eat pretty good! Well, maybe this Proposition 1 will help the mole population increase, and keep folks comin in.

I kinda like it down here, south of the river, maybe I should vote "pro mole!" ...course there still is that problem about no opposable thumb...

Having fun, and Voting for Moles south of the river....

Hank the Hardware Cat

mailto: Hank@LouisvilleNebraska.Com 


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