Proposed Tax Levy To Fund Libraries

, Posted: Tue, July 9 2013 at 8:05 AM, Updated: Tue, July 9 2013 at 8:07 AM

Jackson County residents could see a new property tax levy on the 2014 ballot, aimed at funding county libraries.

In a meeting yesterday, officials proposed the levy of 27 cents per 1-thousand dollars of assessed property value. Reports say that would add up to just over $50 per year.

Right now, Jackson County is facing a 6.8-million dollar budget gap. If that money can't be found, 14 of 15 libraries in Jackson County will close by July of next year.

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