Enterprise School Tax Referendum

This week, the Enterprise Chamber Of Commerce Board of Directors approved a resolution urging citizens to approve a property tax proposal during a special referendum next Tuesday.

It’s been nearly two years since a tornado destroyed Enterprise High and Hillcrest Elementary. The rebuilding costs far exceed the funds made available by the federal, state, and local governments. The proposal will set aside a portion of the property tax previously dedicated to the city's health care authority.

Officials stress that it's not a new tax, but a redirecting of the existing 3.5 millage tax.

Besides providing a quality education, a good school system is an important recruitment tool to attract an industry looking to relocate.


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  • by William Location: Enterprise on Dec 5, 2008 at 08:14 AM
    Stop whining about increased taxes. This is for our children's future. One cannot put a price tag on education. At least we're not giving up our tax dollars to bail some greedy corporate giant out of bankruptcy. This is a good cause and we all should chip in to support our school system, which in my humble opinion is one of the best in the state. I for one would like to keep it that way.
  • by RALT on Dec 5, 2008 at 06:34 AM
    ITS GOOD TU SEE THE PEOPLE IN ENTERPRISE PAY FOR THEIR SCHOOL INSTEAD OF MY SALES TAXES BEING USED TU PAY FOR IT
  • by Taxed Enough on Dec 5, 2008 at 06:27 AM
    They just Never get enough tax,No matter what!! Hang on to your wallet citizens!!
  • by John Location: Houston County on Dec 5, 2008 at 05:19 AM
    Dothan City and Houston County need to follow suit, this shows how Enterprise is SUPPORTING EDUCATION and their LEADERS are ACCOUNTABLE with the tax payers MONEY!!!
  • by Shag LaPrade Location: Enterprise, Alabama on Dec 4, 2008 at 08:25 PM
    You are being misled by city officials. It is a new tax. The health care tax will EXPIRE. This will be a new tax. I have documentation from Enterprise City Hall backing my statements. Resolution 09-16-08 asks for a TAX INCREASE. The mill rate is the same as the health care tax so officials are trying to pass this off as not being a tax increase. If the mill requested for Tuesday's vote was actually below the health care rate it would still be a new tax and a tax increase. Since the city wants the money for more years they are increasing the amount of money they will be requiring citizens to pay. Also, the tax money collected will go into the city's general fund and a portion of the money will go to assisting with schools reconstruction until 2016. Then the money will go for city infrastructor. Seven years helping the schools, 18 years all the taxes for the city. The city leaders need to be more forthcoming. I have official documentation for anyone to see upon request. (334)701-5774
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