Michigan: East Lansing Public Library Millage Will Raise More Than $800,000 for Library in First Year
“We are so appreciative and thankful that the East Lansing voters passed this millage,” library Director Kristin Shelley said in a statement. “It demonstrates that East Lansing residents value the services and programs the library has to offer and are supportive of ELPL’s future. We would also like to thank the citizen volunteers who made up the Citizens to Protect the East Lansing Public Library group for their hard work to get the word out about this millage.”
Unofficial results from the East Lansing City Clerk show the issue passed 70 percent to 30 percent, with more than 10,000 votes being cast in favor of the millage.
Under the ballot proposal, the city will now levy a one-mill tax on residents to fund the operations of the East Lansing Public Library.
The levy will continue for ten years; it’s expected to raise $840,000 in the first year.
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