On the ballot: Bus purchase proposition
On May 15, Mohonasen residents will be asked to vote on a proposition to purchase three full-size, 72-passenger buses and three 33-passenger buses at a total cost of $470,000.
Of this amount, 69.7 percent, or $327,590, would be reimbursed through state aid, leaving the district responsible to pay $142,410, or $28,482 per year for five years. •
The purchase of these vehicles would have no impact on next year’s budget, and since the district is always retiring debt, the new purchases would result in a minimal increase in overall debt levels.
Mohonasen follows a regular bus replacement schedule based on mileage, age of vehicles, repair history and condition.