GCC trustees accept Fannin Co. petition to hold election on new facility

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

DENISON, TX - Fannin County is one step closer to a new Grayson County College branch campus near Bonham.

Grayson County College marketing director Shelle Cassell says a meeting of the board of trustees is set for next month to determine whether or not to hold an election on the issue.

Yesterday the trustees accepted a petition with more than 1,100 signatures asking for that election.

If the campus is approved, Fannin County voters would pay the same property tax rates Grayson residents pay which equals about 91 dollars a year for $50,000 home.

Cassell says the revenue generated by the tax would fund the new facilities, and if approved, Fannin County students would pay lower in-district tuition rates.


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  • by Ron Location: Fannin county taxpayer on Feb 22, 2010 at 09:43 AM
    I'm not saying it's a bad idea but we need more jobs like factory work. Don't say that this will bring jobs because it will not. The teachers will most likely be coming from grayson. As far as the BISD bond, how about learning how to teach these kids here instead of sending them home for the parents to do the teaching. I find it hard to beleive that it would take that many millions of dollars to fix the school district. I took the tour in case you are wondering. Sounds like a bid on both of these bonds is the work of a broke contractor trying to get rich quick. What we need in this county is a lot more JOBS not more payments for anything. You get people here with money in their pockets first without having to drive 30 -100 miles to get it then we can build a college worth having and fix our schools so they're more useable and up to date.
  • by Bonham Resident Location: Bonham on Feb 19, 2010 at 09:19 AM
    Right on Crazy Ray and Bonham Resident #2, I hate to be this way, but lets just get Collin County to annex Leonard or better yet, Hunt County and we could be rid of 75% of our problem!! Bye bye, Leonard resident!
  • by Bonham Resident 2 on Feb 18, 2010 at 08:48 PM
    I agree 100% with Bonham Resident! Everyone complains, but when something GOOD tries to come to Fannin CO....ppl like Leonard Resident kill it!
  • by Crazy Ray Location: Bonham on Feb 18, 2010 at 06:32 PM
    Let's see, we refuse to pay increased taxes for improvement of our own independent school district, we refuse to pay increased taxes for a college campus in our county, we refuse to pay increased taxes for a new police station or fire station or animal shelter or for teacher pay raises. We won't invest in our community, why would anyone come here? Sorry your broke "had enough" go somewhere and find a better job. Times will always be tough with people like you "Ron." Move to Collin County "Leonard Resident"
  • by Leonard Resident Location: Leonard on Feb 18, 2010 at 01:09 PM
    Hey "Bonham Resident" It's NOT you right or place to tell me or anyone else what we "can afford". If all you people spending others income for them quit signing up for all your tax exemptions, and started holding elected officals to the fire for what gets wasted the maybe I could "afford it"
  • by Bonham Resident Location: Bonham on Feb 18, 2010 at 12:13 PM
    Its amazing to see how many morons are against ANYTHING good for Fannin County. What do you guys want? Would a Whataburger or Arby's make you happy? At this rate, that is about all we can look forward to in the near future. If you want this county to be great, then we all have to pay a little, once Fannin County becomes lucrative enough, maybe more people will move here and our tax base will go up so that we can REALLY improve things like streets, highways, schools, etc.... Get a freaking clue and stop complaining about the economy and do something to help. So we have to pay $182 extra for a 100,000 house or $273 for a 150,000 house.....if your taxes go up that much, then you are living in a large house (by Fannin County Standards) and can probably afford it.
  • by Ron Location: Fannin county tax payer on Feb 18, 2010 at 09:40 AM
    Sounds like a good idea but times are hard enough right now in this economy. Adding more tax dollars to pay with what we allready pay is not a good idea. Maybe once the economy is in better shape and 90% of the taxpayers in Fannin County that don't have a steady income. I live in this county just for the soul reason that taxes are not out of control here. YET!!!! If I wanted grayson county or Collin county taxes, I would just move there!!!!!
  • by had enough Location: Fannin Co on Feb 18, 2010 at 06:25 AM
    Well this will definitely finish selling Fannin Co. off to anyone with an ounce of scheming or shyster ability skills. I know I have read the same article that was quoted from the meeting at the Courthouse about this subject. The tax will be used to service the multi-million dollar debt that GCC has. Does anyone else remember that the BISD started out with their school bond propasal with almost the exact same figures stating the amount of tax imposed on a 50,000 dollar home. Everyone went postal! According to the Fannin appraisal district there are very few homes valued that cheap and if you have one you are probably in a chicken coop! Double or triple the GCC ESTIMATED tax and then pay up.
  • by bud Location: denison on Feb 18, 2010 at 04:40 AM
    Business looks at the education in an area to determine if it can recrute good people , this would be a good move not to mention the reduced traffic to GCC everyday
  • by Fannin Co Resident Location: Bonham on Feb 17, 2010 at 07:40 PM
    $91 in taxes a year for a $ 50,000 is a SMALL price to pay for what the proposed college campus would mean to Fannin County! Lower tuition for our students, more jobs.......
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