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Library officials work to gain voters’ support

February 2, 2006

Through spoken words, officials from the Basehor Community Library are championing the cause of written ones.

After delivering a presentation to business leaders in January, library officials are set to once again stump for an upcoming bond issue.

Library director Carla Kaiser said this week that she and other library officials will present the bond issue package to the Basehor City Council on Feb. 13 and, 10 days later, the Basehor Veteran's of Foreign Wars post.

The presentation to the council will take place during its regular work session at 6 p.m. VFW members will hear the library's presentation at 7 p.m. on Feb. 23.

Kaiser said the library is intent on delivering its message to voters -- "You deserve better" -- by offering a "factual, straight forward campaign."

The library group is available to speak with any local organization or resident, the librarian added.

On Feb. 28, voters of the 50-square-mile library district will decide on a $2.99 million question that would finance a 13,400-square-foot building on 158th Street, inside Prairie Gardens subdivision. The site is between U.S. Highway 24-40 and Parallel Road.

According to the library, an approved bond issue would raise the library mill levy by 0.787 of a mill.

The current mill levy is 3.239 mills. A mill is $1 in taxes for every $1,000 of assessed property valuation.

According to the library, an approved bond issue would result in tax increases of:

  • $9.05 per year for the owner of a $100,000 home.
  • $18.10 per year for the owner of a $200,000 home.

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