Library asks for more money

November 24th, 2008 by Ken

Timberland Regional Library System has placed a levy lid lift on the February 3 ballot, which, if approved, will add another 15 cents per thousand on the assessed valuation of your home and property.

Timberland is the five-county library system which owns, operates and staffs libraries in Thurston, Lewis, Mason, Grays Harbor and Pacific counties.

In the last three years, when times were good, Timberland has hired 34 new employees.  Now that times are not as good,  Timberland is having a difficult time paying for all of the new staff. 

The measure does not have to pass in all five counties but it does need a 50 percent majority overall.   It will be on the same ballot as a number of school levies.

I’ll have more on this levy lid lift in the near future.

Posted in Government, The Real News

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