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Collierville residents need more information about new school plan

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The Town of Collierville sent out a survey to gauge residents' support for a property tax increase needed to pay for a new high school. The result has school and town leaders looking for ways to inform Collierville residents about the proposal.

The new school would come at a cost of about $90 million, which would come from a property tax hike of up to 38 cents.

Everyone in Collierville received a form through the mail that briefly explained the proposed tax hike and had a box to check yes or no.

As a way to cut costs, town leaders mailed out 15,000 surveys to gauge opinions, but only got back 30 percent.

There were 2,194 votes for the tax hike and 2,232 votes against the tax increase; a difference of 38 votes.

Town leaders want residents to join them at the Harrell Theatre on Powell Road at 6 p.m. so they can address their concerns.

Collierville leaders want to give residents a better understanding of what this property tax means, specifically for every household in the town.

Click here for more information about the proposal.

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