Homewood public hearing on city’s $110M plan

HOMEWOOD, Ala. (WIAT) — People in Homewood have their chance to make their voices heard on the city’s plan to spend millions of dollars on school and park upgrades.

The plan is a total of $110 million. It’s a bond deal that would refinance old debt and also free up a lot of money towards upgrades in the city. That includes helping to fund: new playing fields at West Homewood Park, a new pool and tennis courts at Patriot Park, and upgrades to Homewood City Schools.

The superintendent says enrollment is booming. Right now, all three elementary schools are at capacity. They are looking at possibly building a new high school at West Homewood Park.

The deal would cost the city $6.1 million each year. City financial leaders say the only feasible way of paying for this would be a one cent sales tax.

There will be a public hearing at the council meeting Monday night at city hall starting at 6 p.m.

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