The Rains County Leader would like to know our readers thoughts and ideas regarding a possible bond election: Are you a registered voter? Do you own taxable property in the county? Would you support and vote in favor of or against a presented bond, and why? Would you vote in favor of a bond which included not only the building of an auditorium, but also the construction of a maintenance and transportation facility?
(An article featured on the front page of the January 16, 2018 edition of the Rains County Leader provides more details regarding the auditorium and the school board meeting during which the quotes were discussed)
The quote received for a 650-seat auditorium (27,960 sq. ft. of gross area), which included band and choir areas, was $7.732936M. He explained that without the band hall and choir area, the cost was dropped by $1.8M to an approximate cost between $5.8-5.9M. Rouse said that if the concession stand (150 sq. ft.) was taken off the plans, the price would drop by about $37,000. The quote for a 300-seat auditorium was $6.7M and for a 150-seat auditorium was $6.4M. ***All quotes are subject to change (either increase or decrease) by the time the school would break ground.
At current prices, a maintenance and transportation facility would cost between $1.75-2M and would present require a bond of approximately $10M.
At current quoted prices, property taxes could be increased by approximately $0.12 per $100 valuation.
Comments could be featured in an upcoming article to be published in the newspaper.