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BoCC Discusses $100 Million Development Bond

By Elizabeth Friend Posted October 8, 2013 at 8:28 am

ORANGE COUNTY – County commissioners will discuss a possible $100 million dollar bond package when the board meets Tuesday.

County leaders are looking to build a new jail and a new middle school for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school system. They’re also considering how to address the need for renovations in the area’s oldest schools.

To finance these projects, commissioners are considering putting a bond package totalling $100 million dollars up for a vote in November 2014.

The board will also discuss a plan to create a solid waste tax service district that would include Hillsborough, Carrboro and possibly Chapel Hill. Money for the current county-wide recycling pick-up service will run out next year, as a recent state Supreme Court ruling found counties have no authority to levy the fees that funded the program. County officials are exploring the tax district concept as an alternative.

The board meets at 7:00 p.m. at the Link Government Services Center in Hillsborough.

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