The Pine River Library is on the ballot in November!
After losing the bid for a mill levy increase in 2018 by nine votes, the library is on the ballot again this year.
Why is the library asking for help?
The Pine River Library receives no state or federal funds, and the local revenue library depends on has dropped more than 45% since its peak a few years ago.
What happened after the election last year?
Library staff found ways to be extra thrifty, closing on Sundays and reducing weekday and Saturday hours. One position was eliminated, and staff were asked to take two unpaid furlough days.
What is “the ask” this year?
Because expenses have been reduced, the library is asking for about 25% less than in 2018. This means a homeowner with a median priced home ($325,000) will pay under $3 a month in additional property taxes.
if you want the Pine River Library to maintain and improve the programs and services our community relies on, vote YES for our small mill levy increase this November.