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Posted on Thu, Oct 28, 2010 : 2:30 p.m.

Millage is small price to pay to protect services at Ypsilanti District Library

By Letters to the Editor

Ypsilanti District Library users, I urge you to assure your library’s continued excellent services and book collections. Vote yes on Nov. 2 to reinstate the .38 millage funds lost because of Headlee rollbacks and decreased property taxes.

Revenues have been reduced by 13 percent this year. Expectations are that similar reductions will occur in the next two resulting in a 36 percent loss over a three-year period. Cost-cutting has taken place where possible but the library cannot sustain this decrease as it moves into the future.

What would your yes vote mean? If your home is valued at $100,000 you would be asked to pay just $38 more over a year’s time, only $3.20 a month. This is a very small price to pay to ensure that library services and book collections are sheltered from a diminished economic reality.

Jean Nelson Board Member, Ypsilanti District Library


Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball

Sat, Oct 30, 2010 : 1:13 p.m.

Libraries are fantastic - Ypsi has great Libraries (including EMU) and they need funding - no doubt. But this time vote NO. If you want to fund the library - I suggest you go to the library and write them a Check as a donation. Please stop forcing all these taxes on us.


Fri, Oct 29, 2010 : 12:04 a.m.

If it weren't for this pork I would be voting yes: "A portion of the revenue collected will be required to be distributed to the City of Ypsilanti Downtown Development Authority, the City of Ypsilanti Depot Town Downtown Development Authority, the City's School Pictures Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and the Ypsilanti Charter Township Local Development Finance Authority."