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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Voters in 10 different counties will be asked to renew Hawkeye Community College's facility maintenance levy Sept. 10.

The money would go towards several ongoing maintenance needs to its main campus and outreach centers.

"They're important to maintain the facilities and also, even for our new facilities, there are maintenance processes needed to be taken care of," said Dr. Linda Allen, Hawkeye Community College President. "These dollars really help us do that."

The levy rate is 20.25 cents per thousand dollars. For someone who owns a $100,000 home, that's $20.25, but post-state property tax rollback it's a little over $10.

Voters in seven different counties will be asked to extend a 6-cent instructional equipment levy for Kirkwood Community College.

The levy rate is six cents per $1,000 in assessed valuation. If someone owns a $100,000 home, it would cost $6, but post-state property tax rollback they will pay about $3.

Northeast Iowa Community College is asking for voters to pass a 20.25 cent levy. For people who own a $100,000 home, that's about $10 per year.

For the folks at Hawkeye, they say the projects needed to be done will help not only the students, but also the community.

"Roofs, heating and cooling systems -- these are important for the quality of the work experience for employees, and more importantly for the quality of the learning experience for students," said Allen.

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