Sunday, August 21, 2011
Troy Public Library to Stay Open-Victory at Polls
The voters on Tuesday gave overwhelming approval to a five-year, dedicated 0.7-mill levy that will provide the library with $3.1 million in its first year. The unofficial result was 12,246 to 8,799 (58.2 percent to 41.8 percent).
The library had previously lost two rounds of millage votes (most recently in November 2010 when four separate proposals were defeated). The city council decided to hold another vote after a citywide survey of 400 residents showed that 72 percent of respondents thought library operations should increase or stay the same.