Voters will get a chance to speak their voice on Saturday with Election Day.
After early voting ended on Tuesday, voters get their chance on Saturday in two important issues in Hardin County. Silsbee ISD is seeking a $29.5 million bond propoasal for the building of a new elementary and renovations to existing campuses.
Voting for the Silsbee ISD bond proposal will be held at the Silsbee Community Center, located at 835 Highway 96 South, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday.
The bond proposal is to cover the building of a new elementary school that will hold grades 1-5 in one core building on land between Read-Turrentine and Laura Reeves Elementary Schools.
The proposal will also cover renovations to Laura Reeves in order to hold kindergarten and a proposal of pre-kinder as well. Also, monies would be utilized from the proposal to renovate Edwards-Johnson Memorial Silsbee Middle School and then raze both Kirby Elementary and Read-Turrentine.
If approved, taxes in the Silsbee school district is anticipated to go up an additional 20.32¢. For example, a homestead valued at $100,000 would see an increase of $14.39 a month.
The figures were based on the assumption that there will be no change in taxable values of the district. If the district grows, then the tax would decrease.
Anyone at or over the age of 65 and that have applied for an Age 65 Freeze on a homestead will not see a tax increase. Changes in taxes would only increase if there are significant improvements or additions to the home.
In the City of Lumberton, position 2 councilman Steve Templeton continues to fill the seat of his deceased father Bo Templeton with an unexpired term. Tommy Blanchard has filed to oppose the position.
Voting for City of Lumberton will be held at Lumberton Middle School, located a 123 South Main, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.