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City of Auburn to hold property tax referendum forum

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) -

The City of Auburn will be hosting a public forum onThursday, September 5 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the September 24 property taxreferendum.

SchoolSuperintendent Dr. Karen DeLano, School Board President Matt Clegg and AuburnMayor Bill Ham, Jr. will discuss the referendum and will be available to answerquestions.

The forum will take place in the Auburn Council Chambers at 141North Ross Street.

In Decemberof 2012, the Auburn City Board of Education requested that an election be heldfor Auburn voters to consider a 9-mill property tax increase to fund theconstruction of a new high school in Auburn. The Alabama State Legislatureauthorized the election in the 2013 regular legislative session.

The AuburnCity Council has set September 24, 2013 as the election date.

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