Idaho: Community Library Network to Seek $5 Million Tax Levy
Seven community libraries will ask voters on May 17 to approve a tax levy to improve facilities and meet changing patron needs.
Community Library Network is seeking a $4,979,940 levy spread over three years, which is estimated to cost $16.65 per year for taxpayers with a home valued at $200,000.
In 2005, the district passed a 20-year bond, for which residents with a home valued at $200,000 pay about $3.32 per year.
Libraries in the Community Library Network are district libraries and include Athol, Spirit Lake, Rathdrum, Post Falls, Hayden and Harrison in Kootenai County, as well as the Pinehurst library in Shoshone County.
“We are looking at what the communities desire most,” said Anne Abrams, administrator for community resources at Library Network.
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