Library Petition Signing 3-5:30

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Event Details

Kent Public Library board members and other volunteers are now collecting signatures on petitions to put a referendum question on library funding on the ballot in November.  In the last 13 years, inflation has increased by 22%, while the library appropriation from the Town of Kent has increased by only 1/2 of 1%.  The library board has worked hard to contain costs but feels that it is now necessary to approach Kent voters for
an increase.  The referendum will ask for an average increase of $6.01 per household based on an average home value of $255,000.  This will bring the amount the average Kent household spends in taxes for the library from $80.15 up to $86.16 per year.   The petition asks only that the library Board's funding request be put on the ballot.  The voters will then have the opportunity to vote for or against it in November.
Event Type(s): Adult Program