ELECTION 2020: Officials say Pioneer Place levy needed to confront financial woes

The Pioneer Place Board of Directors hopes voters will give a new tax levy a green light in November. (The Enterprise/Rachel Parsons)

VALE – Pioneer Place needs a little help from voters.

The board of the skilled nursing and assisted living and rehabilitation facility hopes voters will approve a new tax on the November ballot to improve its long-term financial outlook.

“At some point, we just felt like we needed to do this because it would give us, or make us feel a little better, with this additional revenue stream coming in,” said John Nalivka, Pioneer Place board chair.

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

The levy would raise about $276,000 a year and enable Pioneer Place to cover . . .