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Pioneer Place will seek financial help from voters in November

The Pioneer Place board of directors will ask voters to approve a new tax levy to help it cover operational costs in November. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

VALE – The Pioneer Place board of directors hopes voters will step up in November and approve a new tax to help the facility survive.

The proposed tax rate would be 47.74 cents per 1,000 of assessed value beginning in 2021.

The tax levy would raise an estimated $267,000 a year and enable Pioneer Place to pay for its operating expenses, which are climbing each year. The total operating expenses budgeted for this year at Pioneer Place is $4.58 million. 

“It wasn’t a quick decision. It was a lengthy decision with the board talking about what was the best way where we can . . .