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News Notes March 27, 2015
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Canton School Bond Referendum:
A vote on a Canton School District bond referendum for $33 million dollars to:
• Build two new K-5 elementary Schools
• Build a 9th grade Academy at Canton High School
• Provide instructional technology upgrades like smart boards and e-instruction at all schools
• Offer 1:1 Initiative by providing every high school student with a laptop Chromebook
The vote on this $33,000,000 bond issue will be March 31st.
At this time, the Canton School Board is planning to hold the vote at Nichols Middle School located at 529 Mace Street, Canton. Turn north off Highway 22 on Kings Ranch Road (approximately one mile from I-55). Turn right on George Washington Street (east). You should be able to see the school on your left after about a mile,.
Absentee voting is currently available by going to Canton City Hall, 226 East Peace Street which is three blocks east of Canton Square across the street from the Sacred Heart Parrish Center. You may absentee vote any time prior to noon, March 28, 2015.
You are eligible to vote if you live in the Canton School District and you are a registered voter in Madison County.
This bond issue will increase your property taxes by $89 per $100,000 assessed value - possibly more. A business tax will increase by $102.00 per $100,000 of assessed value. This tax will also increase your automobile taxes when you purchase tags.
More information will be provided at the LCOA Annual Meeting or as it becomes available.
Villages April Yard of the Month:
The property owners of the Mills of Lake Caroline, which makes up the area of Lake Caroline known as The Villages, along with the Landscape Committee, have initiated a Yard of the Month award. Winners will have the honor of a very attractive sign posted in their yard for one month.
Separate winners will be award to the following neighborhoods:
Judging will be Thursday, April 2nd. Judging will be based on:
Lawns with healthy grass
Trees and shrubs pruned
Walkways and driveways are to be clean including trash containers.
Flower beds weeded and edged
Judges are non-residents of the Villages and impartial.