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Council seats, school bond on Gatesville ballot

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Posted: Sunday, November 3, 2013 4:30 am

GATESVILLE — Voters in the Gatesville Independent School District will decide Tuesday whether to approve a $17.9 million bond issue to build a new elementary school and will select two members to the school board.

Gatesville ISD Board Vice President Mary Anne Leib and Board Member Gerald R. Poe are seeking re-election. Two other candidates — Mike Harbour and Robin Barthen — are running for two at-large seats.

The proposed new school would replace the current elementary school that was built in 1949 with an addition built in 1985.

The new construction is estimated at $18.9 million, with $1 million to come from district savings and the rest from the bond, according to a Gatesville ISD website. If approved, the estimated tax impact of the bond would be 5.9 cents per $100 property valuation, bringing the total tax rate to $1.187. For a home valued at $100,000, the increase would be about $4.18 per month, according to the website.

City Council

Three members of the Gatesville City Council are seeking re-election — Barbara Burrow in Ward 1 Place 1, Tim Woodlock in Ward 1 Place 3 and Ronnie Viss in Ward 2 Place 5. Woodlock and Viss are unopposed. Burrow is challenged by Robert Kent, who ran unsuccessfully for the Gatesville City Council last year against incumbent Ollie Inmon.

Road District 1

Residents of Sun Set Estates subdivision will vote on whether to allow the newly created Road District 1 to incur $100,000 debt to pave 1.8 miles of Kenney and Nathan drives.

If approved, the road district will borrow money to pave the roads, then levy a tax on property owners in the district to repay it. Once the debt is paid, the road district will disappear and the county will assume maintenance of the roads, said County Attorney Brandon Belt.

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