Ohio: Voters Approve Library Levies in Dayton and Oakwood
From The Dayton News:
Voters said yes to a plan to overhaul the Dayton Metro Library System, widely approving a $187 million bond issue to fund new construction and renovations.
The 26-year, 1.56 mills property tax is expected to cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $48 a year.
The plan calls for the main location downtown and 20 branches to be consolidated into 17 buildings. The downtown library would be rebuilt at the same location with an additional 100,000 square feet. Seven urban branches would close for three larger, modern libraries. Newer suburban branches would get updates. New buildings could be constructed in Huber Heights and Vandalia.
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