Supporters of a tax to build a new library, extension center and archive complex are attending school board meetings and speaking with civic groups and anyone who will listen about how a new complex will benefit Bollinger County residents. Library director Eva Dunn tells KZIM-KSIM that the new facility is a necessity, as the current building floods when the creeks rise. Dunn Says the library board has land on Highway 51 and it will take $5 million to build the facility and 20 years to pay off the bonds. Once paid off, the tax will go away. A new building would be compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act regulations, and serve as an emergency shelter. The average homeowner would see about a $40 per year increase. If the measure passes, Dunn estimates construction could begin in late fall, with efforts made to hire local contractors and construction workers.
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