By Gary Lloyd
TRUSSVILLE — Trussville City Schools Superintendent Patti Neill will be in Montgomery on Monday to talk about the tax referendum that was approved in February, paving the way for two new community elementary schools in Trussville.
Neill’s presentation, titled “Involving Stakeholders in Passing a Tax Referendum,” will be presented at the Alabama Association of School Boards’ Leadership for Community Engagement conference at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel.
The final results of the Feb. 25 tax referendum were 2,813 people voting for the seven-millage property tax increase, while 1,935 voted against it.
The seven additional mills will fund the construction, renovation and operation of two new community elementary schools in the city, one in the former high school and middle school on Parkway Drive, and the other near the Magnolia Place subdivision.
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.
“It was an amazing experience,” Neill said of the tax referendum.
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