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Library board seeks override | Preston Citizen

Library board seeks override

April 24, 2012


From service clubs to senior citizen groups and city councils, the county’s library board is getting the word out for a May 15 permanent override election.

“Voting yes will not mean any new property tax, only a continuation of the current levy which is about $39 a year on a home assessed at $100,000 value,” said Board Chairman Leo Silvernagel.

A permanent override would eliminate the need to hold an election every two years, with the expense and potential uncertainty in being able to plan for ongoing library services and needs, board member Calvin Kunz said.

Peggy Owens shelves books at the Larsen-Sant Library Monday morning.

“Election costs keep going up,” Silvernagel said. “In the past we had one election center (at the library). Now we have to be in several locations and they have to be manned with at least two people. They’ll be part of the primary election at every voting location.”

A two-thirds majority of voters must approve the permanent override for it to pass.

This story is sponsored by Elect Scott Workman.

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