York County will hold an open house Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. to show local voters the public facilities targeted for improvements under a $90 million bond referendum.
The bond referendum issue will be decided by voters Nov. 3. A “yes” vote will allow the county to borrow money for renovations and some new construction to improve several government and court offices.
A group supporting the bond referendum – the Citizens and Businesses for York County – has organized the open house for residents to tour what they call “substandard” facilities.
On Sunday, officials will open the Moss Justice Center in York, where the sheriff’s office, criminal courts, and the county’s prison are located. Residents may also tour the county’s public works and recycling facility located behind the Moss Justice Center, as well as the Family Court building located on Heckle Boulevard in Rock Hill.
If approved, the bond referendum would pay for an estimated $20.7 million new Family Courthouse, about $22 million for upgrades at the public works and recycling facility, and millions of dollars of renovations at the Moss Justice Center courtrooms and sheriff’s office.
The county also has plans to renovate magistrate court offices in Fort Mill and Clover.
York County would need to raise taxes to pay back the debt, if voters approve the bond referendum. The increase on an average $100,000 home would be $2.30 monthly.
Other community meetings on the bond referendum this month are planned: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at Tega Cay Elementary School, and 6 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Laurel Creek Magnolia Room.