St. Clair County residents to vote on property tax improve

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – On November 16, residents in St. Clair County will vote on a property tax improve. If handed, this implies more cash for the college system.

This isn’t a county broad vote, as a substitute it’s damaged down by college attendance zones. Some faculties in the identical district might obtain more cash than others.

The zones are damaged down as adopted: Ragland, Moody, Odenville, Springville, Ashville, and Margaret are all seeking to profit from the tax improve. Superintendent Mike Howard says every college zone has totally different wants.

“Each is asking for a unique quantity. Ashville and Ragland are asking for a 5 mil improve,” says Howard. “Odenville is asking for a 12 mil improve. Moody and Springville are asking for a 15 mil improve.”

For instance, the millage improve for residents in Moody and Springville might imply these dwelling in a home valued at $100,000 might pay an additional $150 per 12 months in property taxes.

If handed, the funds will keep in every college zone to deal with the assorted wants.

“Moody and Springville each want new faculties,” says Howard. “That’s the massive ticket merchandise that will likely be added. Odenville wants a brand new cafeteria, a brand new stadium. Ragland and Ashville want fitness center enhancements to their present fitness center. Ashville is seeking to construct a model new fitness center facility.”

If these will increase aren’t handed, Howard noticed different choices are restricted for the college district.

“Our college students inhabitants is rising at an alarming price. We simply don’t have the services we have to proceed having the scholars in our college with out the necessity of bringing in trailers to coach our college students and have extra cellular lecture rooms,” Howard says. “We will’t increase with onerous buildings and buildings. Our solely different choice is to usher in moveable trailers.”

This tax improve vote shouldn’t solely be vital for folks with college students in St. Clair County. Howard says issues like new faculties and upgrades profit and add to the worth of properties all through the county.

For extra informational on the breakdown of how every college will use the income, go to right here.

To seek out out how one can fill out an absentee poll, go to right here.


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