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Bond To Help Hardesty Schools

KSCB News - August 23, 2011 3:52 pm

The town of Hardesty will be voting on two bonds during the upcoming election, Sept. 13.
The proposed bonds, totaling $215,000, are to benefit the future needs Hardesty School could face in the next five years.
Wade Stafford, Hardesty Superintendent said, “There’s no immediate need, we’re just preparing for the future to have the money there when it presents itself.”
Stafford said the two parts of the bond are $195,000 for building bond side and $20,000 for transportation side.
Stafford explained the building portion would cover the future costs of an Ag truck, a Driver’s Ed car, tuckpointing building repair, general maintenance and telecommunications.
“Our buildings were built in 1966 and the Driver’s Ed car may be working now, but in the next three years, it may not,” Stafford said. “The phone system we have is outdated and we have already been told when the phone system breaks, there is no longer replacement parts for it.”
Stafford stressed this bond is consistent with two similar bonds previously passed and said, “There is no new tax increases projected and will just be following up the bond about to come up.”


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