From The Denver Post:
The Arapahoe Library District will ask voters this fall to approve an annual tax increase of nearly $6 million to support updates to the district’s book selection, technology, literacy-based programs and numerous other services, the district announced this week.
The district’s Board of Trustees voted to place the initiative on the November ballot at its Aug. 18 meeting.
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- The resolution asks that the Arapahoe Library District taxes be increased $5,997,279.00 annually (estimated revenues in the year 2016). This equates to an increase of $2.39 per month for the homeowner of a $300,000 home. This amount would be the result of increasing the mill levy from 4.2 to 5.4 mills, which is necessary for maintaining library services including but not limited to:
- Updating books, technology and research materials;
- Working with parents and caregivers to ensure each child has a strong start and is kindergarten ready;
- Providing literacy based programming;
- Providing a link to the outside world for the home bound while building community connections;
- Increasing services to the aging population;
- Ensuring adequate staff to address patron needs and requests; and,
- Providing lifelong educational opportunities for students and adults.