The 3 mill levy in Roswell has polarized the community regarding whether ENMU really needs the money to pay staff and faculty AND to maintain the funding for educational programs vital to the communities well being.
What you see below is the annual property tax on a Chaves county home that appraises for approximately $180,000. It shows the distribution where Chaves County operational expenses accounts for $391 of the $1700 tax bill and the City of Roswell another $490. $80 is towards state debt service, $541 to Roswell Independent School District, and $122 to the mysterious PVCD.
You will also note that two previous bond elections give $114 to ENMU which is why so many denizens of the Alien City oppose an increase of two mill to bail the junior college out of its reported financial crisis. Very few citizens in Roswell would oppose this property tax increase if they knew money awarded was being spent effectively. I have heard the two ENMU entries you see on this Chaves County Treasurer 2013 tax bill are being retired. If I knew this to be the case, then I would definitely vote YES for the three mill levy.