CALL FOR SPECIAL ELECTION TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF MARION COUNTY: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
CALL FOR SPECIAL ELECTION
TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF MARION COUNTY:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the 6th day of November, 2012 an election will be held at the regular polling places in all the election districts of Marion County, at which time there will be submitted to the qualified voters of Marion County for their determination the following question:
Shall the special 1 percent sales and use tax for educational purposes currently in effect in Marion County be continued on January 1, 2013, or upon the earlier expiration of the tax now in effect, for a period of time not to exceed 20 consecutive calendar quarters to raise not more than $3,400,000 for the following educational purposes:
1. a maximum of $2,250,000 to retire a portion of the principal and interest on the School District previously incurred general obligation Series 2010B and 2010C Bonds coming due in the years 2013 through 2018, which Bonds were issued with respect to capital outlay projects of the School District; and
2. the following capital outlay projects (the rojects at a maximum cost of $1,150,000:
i. making system-wide technology improvements, including, but not limited to, the acquisition and installation of instruction technology, security, and information systems hardware and associated software and accessories, and infrastructure at all schools and selected other facilities; and
ii. improving school facilities, purchasing school buses, school equipment, and acquiring safety and security equipment.
( ) YES, ( ) NO
All qualified voters desiring to vote in favor of continuing the special 1% sales and use tax for education (the pecial 1% Tax shall vote es and all qualified voters opposed to levying the Special 1% Tax shall vote o If more than one-half of the votes cast are in favor of continuing the Special 1% Tax then the Special 1% Tax shall be continued beginning January 1, 2013 or the first day of the calendar quarter immediately following the quarter in which the Special 1% Tax now in effect expires. The maximum period of time for which the Special 1% Tax shall be continued shall be twenty consecutive calendar quarters (5 years).
The maximum cost of the capital outlay projects for educational purposes and the debt to be retired described in the above ballot question to be funded with Special 1% Tax proceeds shall be $3,400,000. To the extent available, the School District may combine available funds from any state or federal governmental source to which the School District may be entitled to pay the costs of its capital outlay projects, and it may choose what capital outlay projects to undertake or not undertake or to delay until additional funding is available to the extent that the proceeds of the Special 1% Tax are insufficient to complete any of the capital outlay projects.
Plans and specifications for the capital outlay projects described in the above ballot question have not been initiated and bids have not been received. Depending upon acquisition and construction costs and available funds, the Marion County Board of Education may add to, modify, or delete their specific projects.
The several places for holding said election shall be at the regular and established voting precincts of the election districts of Marion County, Georgia, and the polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the date fixed for the election.
The last day to register to vote in this election shall be October 9, 2012 through 5:00 p.m.
Those residents of Marion County qualified to vote at such election shall be determined in all respects in accordance with the election laws of the State of Georgia.
This notice is given pursuant to resolutions of the Marion County Board of Education and the Marion County Board of Elections & Registration.
Ann C. Watson
Chairman, Marion County Board of Education
Election Superintendent and Chief Registrar
Marion County Board of Elections & Registration
Publish Date: 8-8-12