Final Trussville property tax forum Feb. 18
By Gary Lloyd
TRUSSVILLE — The final public forum on the proposed seven-millage property tax increase in Trussville to fund two new community elementary schools is Tuesday, Feb. 18.
The public forum begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Trussville Civic Center.
About 40 people attended last month’s first public forum.
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.
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. More than 300 students at the Paine campus currently have classes in 13 portables.
The vote of Trussville residents for or against the proposed increase is set for Tuesday, Feb. 25. Polls will be located at Trussville City Hall and First Baptist Church of Trussville.
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