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Bollinger County Library Tax Bond

Mar 22, 2013 -- 5:30pm

 

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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