The sad thing is, taxpayers will pay for these projects anyway. The bond issue would have minimized the cost. The state re-imbursement, 71.8 percent for CCS, isn’t available for individual projects. Which is better, a $20 a year raise in taxes per $100,000 of property now or a steeper raise later?
We realize that the results of the election were skewed by a low turnout because of bad weather. Last Wednesday had a late storm that would have closed the school had it come earlier in the day. Perhaps the result wasn’t a rejection of the project as it was a “perfect storm.”
We certainly hope so. We still endorse this project and we hope the school’s Board of Education will decide in the spring to bring it back up for another vote.