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Germantown voters to decide on new school facilities

Mar 08, 2015 12:03 am
Debby Mayer in The Columbia Paper reports that Germantown voters on Tue., March 10 weigh in on an $11.3-million capital project. There are 27 items in the project, including a new auditorium, new band and theater arts rooms, restrooms, adding spectator seating to the elementary school gymnasium and relocating the outdoor basketball court and playground. The property tax increase would be 36.7 cents per $1,000 of full value, so a home assessed $200,000 who would pay about $6.12 more per month in school property taxes, or $73.40 a year, beginning in 2021. If approved, the projects would be complete in the fall of 2018. The district hasn't updated facilities in such a major way in 15 years. Polls are open from noon to 9 p.m. in the school lobby at 123 Main Street, with a Thu., March 12 date saved if the election is snowed out. Read the full story in The Columbia Paper.