SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WKRG) — Raising property taxes to fund schools in Baldwin County has not had the best track record but one Eastern Shore community wants to give it another try.
Folks in Spanish Fort would do just about anything for their schools, except maybe, “I don’t think they should raise taxes, that’s my opinion.“
The city is proposing a three-mil property tax increase. The money would be earmarked for arts and academics at all four campuses in Spanish Fort.
“I’m not sure if I’m for or against it.“ A public hearing is set for Monday night at the community center where citizens will have their chance to voice their opinion.
“I think if it’s supporting the schools then, yes,“ said one Mom waiting in the car pick-up line at Spanish Fort Elementary. But another wasn’t so sure.
“I support the school totally but I’m not for the property tax thing.“
If the city moves forward with the tax increase it would ultimately be up to Spanish Fort voters to make the final decision. If passed it would only impact property taxes in Spanish Fort.
That public hearing is set for 6 o’clock Monday night at the Spanish Fort Community Center.