United Local has a unique opportunity to gain funding to replace parts of the campus which are many years old and in need of replacement such as the boiler system, roof and older and outdated classrooms.
United’s share of this cost will require a 3.92 bond issue on the May 2011 ballot (a cost to the owner of an $100,000 home at $120.09 per year — $10.01 per month or a daily cost of 33 cents).
United has been rated excellent and to maintain and improve the United campus is a worthwhile cause.
The state’s share would be 79 percent, (which will not be tax dollars, but tobacco money) while local share would be 21 percent, therefore, the need for the bond issue.
The campus would also be a community-use facility, which may include a medical facility, library, community meeting rooms and education and wellness programs.
Please consider the support of this bond issue, as in the future, the improvements would be 100 percent funded by residents as opposed to the 21 percent if this bond issue is approved.
When someone gets 79 percent of a major improvement, it is worthwhile that the time is now to get this kind of assistance, which in the future, may not be available.
I am not one who readily looks for ways to increase my obligations, but in this case, it is certainly worthwhile.