Before the election in 2015, the Northwest Herald ran the following in a March 19, 2015, article:
The amount of money the district has in the bank was also raised as an issue by several candidates, especially in light of the board’s decision to keep raising the property tax levy each year as much as is allowed under the state tax cap.
Kurtz and Blazier said they would vote against that practice. Guss and Mielke agreed that keeping the levy level was their goal, too, although they added that a situation may arise over the next four years that might change their minds. [Emphasis added.]
Kurtz kept her word.
In 2016 Blazier voted for about a 2.2% levy increase.
Here is the vote on the 2016 tax levy, collected in 2017: