Traverse City Record-Eagle

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April 21, 2013

No silence in library millage debate

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”We intend to issue a resolution (to county commissioners) to issue bonds for no more than $3.83 million,” he said.

Library Director Bradley Chaplin said projections show property owners with $30,000 of taxable value would end up paying about 50 cents a week, or $26 per year. He said the millage is based on “very, very conservative” projections showing it also would comfortably fund operating expenses for 20 years.

Coville said the supporters group is hosting open houses and tours at the current library every Wednesday morning and evening before the special election. Voters also can expect to receive direct mailers in support of the millage.

“Some people are against any new millage for anything,” she said. “There are other people who want to see a community grow. A vibrant community has a good hospital, good school system, good recreation and a good library. Kalkaska is lacking an adequate library.”

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