Here’s a message from Doug Petrowski, Mountlake Terrace Library board member, about the upcoming Sno-Isle library district levy:
On Monday, Oct. 5, the Mountlake Terrace City Council will consider adopting a resolution showing support for the upcoming Sno-Isle Library District levy in November.
The district-wide levy requests an increase of nine cents per $1,000 of assessed property value beginning Jan. 1, 2010. Approval of the levy would cost property owners approximately $9 more for every $100,000 of assessed value. With an approved levy (plus the budget savings in salary cuts, salary freezes and spending reductions already announced for the 2010 budget) all Sno-Isle libraries, including the Mountlake Terrace library, will be spared any reduction in operating hours. The Sno-Isle Board of Directors have been carefully and responsibly responding to the library districts budget challenges for the near future; their efforts to cut expenses, in addition to this modest levy request, deserve our support.
I urge you to join me and other MLT library supporters at the Oct. 5 City Council meeting; we want to express to the council our desire for them to support our library and the resolution up for adoption. I hope to fill the council chambers with residents who love the Mountlake Terrace library and want to see our council show its support for the library also. There will also be an opportunity to speak briefly during the “public comments” portion of the meeting if you wish.
The City Council meets at 7:00 p.m. in the interim City Hall, located on the second floor of the Redstone Building at 6100-219th Street SW. There is plenty of parking on-site, and the council chambers are directly across the hall as you exit the elevators on the second floor.
I hope to see you on Monday, Oct. 5. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at anytime.
Come out to the Mountlake Terrace City Council meeting on Monday, October 5, to show support for your library.
[image courtesy Here’s Kate]