Operating Millage Renewal

The current library millage voted in 2012, will expire in December 2022. The millage will allow the library to operate and provide services, materials, and programs to the Lapeer community.  

No. The millage is a renewal and will be for .8653 mill, for five years.

No. This millage will be used to continue to operate our current branches. New building plans are on indefinite hold while we gather input to ensure the project reflects the wants of the Lapeer community.

Arcadia, Burlington, Burnside, Deerfield, Elba, Hadley, Lapeer, City of Lapeer, Marathon, Mayfield, Metamora, Oregon, and Rich. 

The millage is approx. 87% of the library's budget. If it does not pass, the library would likely have to reduce hours, staff and services at all branches.

The millage will be used to continue to operate the seven branches of the Lapeer District Library. The funds from the millage will be used to purchase materials, including books, DVDs, eBooks and more. Millage money will continue to support our services including free computer, internet and Wi-Fi access, and digital services including eBooks and eAudiobooks.

Operating expenses such as staff, building maintenance and repairs, heating and cooling costs, and technology upgrades are also covered with funds from the millage.

The millage rate for the library will remain the same. The millage will cost $0.8653 for each $1,000 of taxable property value.

Shall the Lapeer District Library, County of Lapeer, be authorized to levy annually an amount not to exceed .8653 mill ($0.8653 for each $1,000 of taxable value), which is a renewal of the previously authorized millage rate that expires in 2022, against all taxable property with the Lapeer District Library district for a period of five (5) years, 2023 to 2027, inclusive, for the purpose of providing funds for all district library purposes authorized by law? The estimate of revenue the District Library will collect in the first year of levy (2023) if the millage is approved and levied by the District Library is approximately $2,052,000. To the extent required by law, a portion of the total revenue from the tax levy will be captured within the districts of and disbursed to the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority of the City of Lapeer.

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