Voters approve Brandywine proposal

Published 9:38 pm Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Voters approved a proposal Tuesday that will provide Brandywine Community Schools with tax money that can be used to maintain the district’s buildings for years to come.

The school district’s building site and sinking fund tax levy passed 289 to 250 with all precincts reporting from Berrien and Cass Counties, according to unofficial results from Election Magic’s online website.

Berrien County voters approved the proposal 232 to 201 while Cass County voters approved it by a 57 to 49 vote.

Brandywine will levy one mill for the next 10 years from all properties in the Brandywine Community Schools district.

The district is expected to collect nearly $270,000 in the first year.

School officials have said the fund would be used to pay for things like repairs to roofs, parking lots and heating units.

Many area school districts also have sinking funds, including Niles, Buchanan, Berrien Springs and Dowagiac school districts.

Read Thursday’s edition of the Niles Daily Star for more on this story.