West Virginia: Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library to Get $2M With Levy Win
From the Parkersburg News and Sentinel:
The Parkersburg and Wood County Public Libary’s five-year levy passed on Tuesday as it squeaked by with just enough support.
“I am pleased that we got the levy,” said library executive director Brian Raitz. “I will have a nice, restful sleep tonight.”
The levy needed 60 percent to pass and received 60.9 percent, or 19,331 votes, with 39.1 percent of voters opting against it.
Over the next five years, the levy is expected to generate $2,273,500 with an annual cost of $6.48 on a residence valued at $100,000, while the tax on an $80,000 home will be $5.18.
Part of the funds generated from the levy will be used as a match to construct a 5,000- to 10,000-square-foot facility to allow the book collection to grow, make room for additional computers, add seating, parking, meeting rooms and a dedicated children’s librarian.
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See Also: Additional Info About the Levy (via PWCPL)
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