The Lebanon Laclede County Library District is putting a tax levy on the upcoming ballot this November. The proposed levy will be 20 cents for every $100 per assessed valuation and will be a 10 cent increase from previous years. The Library District had a tax levy of 20 cents from 1966 until 1985 when rollbacks forced the library to cut the levy in half. This year, the library is trying to get that original levy back.
The predicted revenue from this levy is $300,000. The levy’s income will go towards improvements needed to buildings, payment of staff, security, and more.
More information will be forthcoming.