Clerk: Grand Rapids Community College Could Save $250,000 By Posing Tax Increase Request In August Or November Instead Of May

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Grand Rapids Community College would save about $250,000 by moving its possible tax increase request to August or November, instead of the recommended May election date, Kent County Clerk Mary Hollinrake said.

But college leaders have said they have money budgeted for elections, and believe it's well-spent if voters approve the proposed $100 million request for building renovations and technology.

Trustees on Jan. 23 are expected to vote on the administration's request for a tax increase, potentially the first time the college has approached voters since two defeats in 2007.

Hollinrake said she's expressed concern about the election timing to several GRCC trustees, but has not heard a reply.

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