Proposed Special District Would Eliminate Need For Library Funds From County

By Jim McCoy Fri 4th October NewsfundingJackson County libraries
Library officials say a proposed countywide special district would generate enough money to free them from the need for county government support. The district would generate an estimated $9 million annually. Backers of the special district plan are visiting city council meetings around Jackson County to seek support for the proposal. If all goes as planned, voters will have a chance to decide on the proposal in the May, 2014 primary election. The district would tax homeowners up to 60 cents per $1,000 of assessed value. That's $120 a year on a home assessed at $200,000. Declining revenues are forcing Jackson County to cut their budget. Library supporters fear libraries may close by the 2014-15 budget year if an alternative is not pursued.

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