KDL Millage Information
Grand Rapids Press Editorial: Why you should vote ‘yes’ on Kent District Library tax proposal
On Tuesday, August 5, 2014, Kent District Library residents will vote on a 1.28 mills ballot proposal to provide funding for KDL for 10 years. The 1.28 millage rate consists of a renewal of the 0.88 mills levy, which has been in place since 2000, and an additional 0.4 mills. The additional millage rate is necessary for the library to sustain service and offer much-needed technology upgrades that have been deferred due to declining revenue. Without laying off staff, KDL has cut over $1.6 million in expenses in the last three years to continue living within our means.
The KDL property tax millage provides 90% of the funding for services offered at 18 KDL branch locations and online, including all library materials, technology, staff and programs.
The proposed 1.28 mills will provide for continued access to:
- Unique services such as the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped,
- Educational and reading programs for children, and
- Free technology and job skills training.
The proposed rate will allow KDL to offer more convenient hours, additional materials and necessary technology upgrades.
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