(Metamora, OH) For the first time ever, a Northwest Ohio library district will put a levy on the ballot.
The Evergreen Community Library has sustained itself for more than 50 years without local tax dollars, but patrons will be asked to support its continued operation with a levy on the May ballot. The five-year levy would generate about $90,000 annually and cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $14 per year.
The rural Fulton County library system hopes to maintain existing services and add some new technology with the proceeds.
The library's board blames a reduction in state financial assistance and a drop in student enrollment at Evergreen Local Schools as the reasons a library levy is needed.