Voters in the Pierce City School District and citizens of Seligman will address money issues when they go to the polls on Tuesday.
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Pierce City school patrons will be asked for the third time to approve a $3.9 million bond issue to build a new middle school and a $700,000 addition to the vocational agriculture building. In November 2009, the proposal won a 51 percent majority, up from 41 percent when first tried in April 2009, but enough for passage.
The proposal will construct a new school in front of the old middle school and remove the old three-story building.
Passage now would still give the district a chance to secure federal stimulus money for the project and take advantage of favorable construction costs, said Superintendent Russ Moreland.
A four-sevenths majority is needed to pass the bond.
Seligman city parks
sales tax issue
Seligman voters will be asked to pass a one-quarter cent sales tax to benefit parks and recreation services. The tax is expected to generate $21,500 in additional revenue per year.
According to Mayor Jerry Montgomery, the tax would largely support park maintenance. New features, including picnic tables, could be added to the city's parks with more funds. Aldermen would like to add bleachers at the baseball field and new playground equipment at the main park.
A simple majority is needed for passage.