If approved by voters, the new bonds will not raise property tax bills because school officials say the bonds will be issued in amounts and times designed to maintain a stable tax rate.
The cost of building a new high school on the site of the current school is estimated to cost $73.5 million. Of that amount, $21.75 million would come from the bond proceeds, and the remaining $51.75 million would come from the state.
The second project, building a new intermediate school at a yet-to-be-announced location, has a projected cost of $17.7 million, of which $5.25 million would come from bond proceeds and $12.45 million would come from the state.
If you are not currently registered to vote in Luna County and would like to vote in the February 4th election, the deadline to register is Tuesday, January 7th at 5 p.m. Contact the Luna County Clerk’s office at 546-0491 for registration instructions.
In-person absentee voting begins Friday, January 10th and will continue through January 31st.
The February 4th election will use the new county voting convenience centers at the Mimbres Valley Learning Center, Holy Family Parish Hall and the Columbus Village Library. Registered voters may vote at any of those locations on election day.