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Board chair of Vale assisted living facility says voters saved the day with passage of new tax levy

Voters approved a new tax levy Nov. 3 to help Pioneer Place meeting operational costs. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

VALE – John Nalivka was a grateful man after the Nov. 3 general election.

The board chair of Pioneer Place skilled nursing and assisted living and rehabilitation center said he breathed a sigh of relief after area voters approved a new tax to enable the facility to cover climbing operating expenses.

“On behalf of the staff and the board members of Pioneer Place we all say a big thank you,” said Nalivka.

The new tax – 47.74 cents per $1,000 of assessed value – was approved by a margin of almost 600 votes - 1,629 to 1,036.

The new tax is expected to raise about $276,000 a year.

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