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Pierce council sends Fife library measure to ballot

Post by David Wickert on July 31, 2009 at 8:01 am |
July 31, 2009 8:01 am

It may not be the hottest issue on the ballot. But in November Fife voters will decide whether to join the Pierce County Library System.

The County Council on Tuesday voted to send the issue to the November ballot. The Fife City Council approved the measure in May.

Fife is the largest city in Pierce County without its own library system or library branch. If a majority of city voters agree, the county library system would open a 6,000-square-foot branch in Fife in 2011.

The move would require a property tax increase of 45 cents per $1,000 of assessed value beginning in January 2011. That’s $135 a year for the owner of a $300,000 home.

For more information, read this article by News Tribune reporter Steve Maynard.

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