In addition to this year’s presidential and Congressional races, and the two statewide referenda on the Nov. 3 ballot, Gloucester County voters are being asked this election to decide whether to institute a sales tax increase of no more than 1 cent to fund school renovation projects.
Gloucester supervisors voted back in August to place the measure on this year’s ballot after getting the Virginia General Assembly to authorize the county to levy the tax.
Money from this increase can only be used to fund capital projects for the construction or renovation of schools in Gloucester County. The additional retail sales tax levy would expire in 2040; however, the tax could go away earlier than that, once the needed amount is reached.
Several schools need HVAC and paving replacements. The high school needs major renovations as well. This would also fund the bus loop project at Achilles Elementary School.
“This is a good way to fund the renovations for the high school, if the taxpay...
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