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Trussville residents will receive letter about property tax

By Gary Lloyd

TRUSSVILLE — Trussville residents in the coming weeks will receive a letter in the mail from Trussville City Schools Superintendent Pattie Neill about the proposed seven-millage property tax increase.

The vote of Trussville residents for or against the seven-millage property tax increase, which would fund two new elementary schools, is Tuesday, Feb. 25.

She said about 8,000 letters will be mailed out, and they will include information about the proposed increase and how the funds would be used.

A rendering of what the elementary school in the Cahaba Project will look like, as seen from where Jack Wood Stadium currently stands
photo courtesy of Trussville City Schools

Trussville City Board of Education President Bill Roberts said Monday that he’s heard “very positive” feedback about the proposed increase so far.

Trussville City Schools Superintendent Pattie Neill said the benefits of two new elementary schools are eliminating all portable classrooms at the Paine Elementary Campus, improving school safety with tornado shelters, improving the quality of education with smaller class sizes and increasing property values.

A rendering of the elementary school that will be built in the Magnolia Place area
photo courtesy of Trussville City Schools

Seven additional mills in property taxes would cost Trussville residents $70 per year on homes appraised at $100,000, $140 per year on homes appraised at $200,000 and $210 per year on homes appraised at $300,000.

The plan is to renovate the city’s original high school in the Cahaba Project and to build a new school near the Magnolia Place subdivision.

The schools will likely house 400 students each and could house as many as 500. Roberts said that’s a good thing.

“We’re living in a place that could explode,” he said of families possibly moving to Trussville.

Contact Gary Lloyd at news@trussvilletribune.com and follow him on Twitter @GaryALloyd.

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