Fellow Ivanhoe residents:
I have heard rumors that if Ivanhoe North does not vote to merge with Ivanhoe, they will not have to pay taxes like Ivanhoe will. This rumor is totally wrong. Everyone in both cities should have received a notice from the Tyler County Appraisal District showing them the value of their property and the tax rate of the city, whether Ivanhoe or Ivanhoe North. This value was set at the city meeting in August. It was set at $0.79 per $100.00 of appraised value for both Ivanhoe and Ivanhoe North. They will receive their tax bill later this year, from Tyler County. The only thing that will happen if the two cities do not vote to merge, will be the failure of both cities due to a lack of operating funds. Neither city can afford to go it alone, the expense of duplicating everything for two cities instead of one larger city will be too much to overcome. I urge everyone to vote to consolidate both cities into one, so we can become even better. Please talk to your neighbors and help them understand this matter.
Thanks, Chuck Vonderlin