CHICKASAW, Ala. (WALA) - Chickasaw residents will head to the poll on Tuesday, February 19th to vote on a referendum that would raise property taxes to fund the city's new school system.
The referendum would increase property taxes by 7.5-mill. That represents an annual increase of $75 per year on a home valued at $100,000.
School system officials say the money is needed to pay for athletic and arts programs.
City councilman Adam Bourne is encouraging residents to vote "yes." In a statement on his website, Bourne told residents "You can help continue the progress of our city; you can rebuild your property values and secure the future of your city. The choice is clear. $5 per month in property taxes is a small price to pay for a superior city school that will increase property values, decrease crime and bring our community together like never before."
Residents can cast their votes Tuesday, February 19, 2013 between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the J.C. Davis Auditorium, 400 Thompson Blvd., in Chickasaw.
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