By Gary Lloyd
TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville City Council last week approved an ordinance levying the new property tax to fund two new elementary schools.
The new tax will begin Oct. 1, according to the ordinance.
Trussville residents on Feb. 25 voted to approve the seven-millage property tax increase to fund the two new community elementary schools. The final results of the vote were 2,813 people in favor of the increase, while 1,935 voted against it.
Seven additional mills in property taxes will 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 board of education earlier this year approved Michael Brady Inc. as the architect for both new community elementary schools. The plan is to open the schools for the 2016-2017 school year. The New Deal-era building on Parkway Drive will be renovated and another school will be constructed near the Magnolia Place neighborhood.
More than 300 students at the Paine Elementary Campus currently have classes in 13 portables.
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