August 08, 2007 TRI-CITY AREA — After two defeats, a third attempt for a Lapeer County Library District millage was successful. Twice as many voters said yes than no on Tuesday. The final vote tally was 4,808 yes and 2,000 no.
The 0.9 mills, or .90 cents on every $1,000 of taxable value, will be levied for six years from 2007-2012. In its first year about $1.975 million will be generated.
Although called a 'new' tax in the ballot language, the millage is a renewal of the last operating millage that expired this year.
That means the Goodland Twp. branch which closed it's doors at the end of last year can reopen.
It was just one of several small branches that were closed because of the loss of funds.
In August, a county wide initiative for 1.25 mills, an increase, was defeated.
In November, only Almont came out victorious in all individual bids to renew library millages.
The Ruth Hughes District ended up cutting hours in Imlay City and Attica until a second attempt in May for one mill earned voter approval.