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Sunday Hours To Be Restored as Library Levy Gets Decisive Victory

62 percent say "yes" to tax increase.

A levy that will allow the to restore Sunday hours and increase materials coasted to an easy victory May 3. With 100 percent of voted unofficially counted, Avon Lake voters cast 2,019 votes (62 percent) in support of the levy and 1,227 (38 percent) opposed.

“We are delighted,” Library Director Mary Crehore said. “On behalf of the Avon Lake Public Library, our thanks to the residents of Avon Lake for once again supporting their library.”

The replacement levy means an increase for homeowners. The levy called for the replacement of an existing levy of 1.8 mills, and an increase of 1 mill to cover current library expenses.

The increase amounts to $5 per month per $200,000 home evaluation. Taxpayers currently pay about $9 a month for the same property valuation. The five-year, 2.8-mill levy will $2.3 million a year.

Crehore said the increase will enable the library to boost the materials budget, restore Sunday hours, upgrade technology and continue maintenance of the facility. Sunday hours will be restored in 2012, when money is collected from the 2011 levy.

Carol Murphy May 04, 2011 at 01:27 PM
Thanks to every for their overwhelming support for this community asset!
Jill Ralston May 04, 2011 at 03:33 PM
Our Library...YES indeed! Eighty years ago the residents of Avon Lake gave themselves the gift of a public library. That gift is still a treasure today. Thank you Avon Lake for your continued support!

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