The Bond Proposal
Alvin Community College is seeking $48.5 million in bond funds that would cover the costs of protecting students and staff through safety and security upgrades, infrastructure overhaul, and construction of a new technical/academic building on the main campus.
Impact on Taxes
The tax rate would increase by approximately 3 cents per $100 of property value based on current projections. For a home valued at $150,000, taxes would be raised by $45 a year.
The impact of the bond would be less, around $22 a year for those 65 and older or disabled as ACC offers a $75,000 tax exemption on their property values.
The proposed projects were developed by the Facilities Advisement Community Team, which met throughout the spring and summer and was comprised entirely of ACC taxpayers.
Protecting our Students and Staff – $1.5 million
Our facilities will be equipped with secure card access. In addition, safety lighting, closed-circuit cameras and emergency phones will also be installed throughout the campus. The security upgrades will facilitate the implementation of the new campus carry laws.
Infrastructure Overhaul – $12 million
Upgrades for campus HVAC, plumbing, electrical, food service equipment, replacement of aging walkways and more.
Career-focused Technical & Academic Building – $35 million
The proposal is for an 80,000 square-foot facility that would include space for current technical programs including Process Technology, Welding, Computer Information Systems, Truck Driving and potential new programs such as cyber-security, geographic information systems (GIS), logistics/supply chain management and more. Space for academic courses will also be included.