Fruitport District Library

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November 2018 Library Millage Proposal

This millage will replace the current library millage that expires December 2018. Shall the Fruitport District Library, County of Muskegon, Michigan, be authorized to levy a new additional millage in an amount not to exceed .75 mills ($.75 on each $1,000 of taxable value) against all taxable property within the Fruitport District Library district for a period of ten (10) years, 2019 to 2028, inclusive, for the purpose of providing funds for all district library purposes authorized by law? The Estimate of the revenue the District Library will collect in the first year of levy (2019) if the millage is approved and levied by the District Library is approximately $366,000.

Will approving this millage increase my taxes?

No. The current millage of .75 expires on December 31, 2018. The requested proposal will continue that same .75 mills for the next ten years (2019-2028).

Note: the current MADL millage is 1.25 for ten years.

Why does the ballot proposal say "new additional" millage?

This is the first time that the library is on the ballot as Fruitport District Library. Because of this, Michigan Law requires that we also include the words ‘new’ and ‘additional.’ We believe that this millage is more like a renewal, as it will continue the current .75 mills passed April, 2016, and expiring December, 2018.

What is the library millage for?

The requested millage proposal of .75 mills will fund the Fruitport District Library for 2019-2028, providing for general operation, staff, programming, materials, and a possible handicap accessibility project.

What services does the library provide?

The library provides individualized service to the residents of Fruitport Village and Township. As of August, 2018, the library has issued over 1,500 cards and holds more than 16,000 items. All library patrons have access to free public-use computers, cheap printing and faxing, and a variety of digital materials. Cardholders also have access to libraries across West Michigan, including those in Muskegon, Spring Lake, and Grand Haven, and materials throughout the state.

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