Madison voters OK bond for performing arts center

ADRIAN, Mich. — Madison School District voters this month approved a millage extension to pay for a $3.6 million performing arts center, according to The (Adrian) Daily Telegram.

Superintendent Jim Hartley said the wide margin of approval ? 217-80 ? was “a bit of a surprise,” The Telegram reported. Taxpayers in the Lenawee County district now will pay a 1.45-mill levy through 2031, rather than seeing it expire in 2013, according to The Telegram.

Work may begin this fall, pending the state’s permitting process, Hartley told The Telegram, with completion by fall of 2012.

The district’s operating millage renewal also passed, by a margin of 256-42, The Telegram reported.

The (Adrian) Daily Telegram, “Madison School District voters OK bond for performing arts facility,” May 3, 2011

Michigan Education Digest, “The play’s the thing,” Oct. 9, 2010