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Center Point-Urbana voters head to polls on Tuesday

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Voters in the Center Point-Urbana Community School District are headed to the polls to decide on a $9.8 million bond referendum to complete Phase II of the high school.

Phase II of the project includes adding a building with an Industrial Arts classroom, an auditorium, 2,762 square feet of storage, an additional locker room, a wrestling room, fitness room and auxiliary gym.

Phase I of the building began construction in April 2010 and was completed in August 2011 with the opening of the new high school.  Phase I cost $14.5 million.

They planned to complete Phase II when funds became available.  The district says the reality of completing Phase II came sooner than expected with the current growth and financial projections.

Assuming a 50.75% rollback factor and a Homestead Exemption of $3,104, the bond referendum would cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $74.02 a year in increased property taxes.

Voters will cast their ballots at Center Point City Hall or the Urbana Community Center.  Polls are open from Noon to 8:00 p.m.

The referendum must pass by a sixty percent majority.

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