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Chelsea District Library Wins Tax Renewal For Operations

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The Chelsea District Library received nearly 66-percent support from voters in winning approval of a tax measure on Tuesday.  As 89.1 WEMU’s David Fair reports, the money generated with the 10-year renewal will fund about 80-percent of library operations.

In all, there were 2,559 votes cast.  1,948 of them were in the affirmative.  The Chelsea District Library will begin collecting the 1.92-mill levy in 2020 and it is expected to raise about $1.8-million-dollars annually.  The library is simply replacing a millage that is set to expire at the end of this calendar year. The new tax will be collected through the end of 2029.

The other two measures decided in Tuesday’s election passed as well.  Countywide, voters approved the Washtenaw Intermediate School District’s $53.2-million-dollar bond issue request and a 10-year, one-mill tax question won narrow approval in the Whitmore Lake School District.

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— David Fair is the WEMU News Director and host of Morning Edition on WEMU.  You can contact David at 734.487.3363, on twitter @DavidFairWEMU, or email him at dfair@emich.edu

Nearly three-quarters of David Fair’s 20+ years in radio has been at WEMU. Since 1994, he has been on the air at 5am each weekday on 89.1 FM as the local host of NPR’s Morning Edition. Over the years, Fair has had the opportunity to interview nationally and internationally known politicians, activists and celebrities. But he feels the most important features and interviews have been with those who live and work here at home. He believes his professional passions and desires fit perfectly into WEMU’s commitment to serving a local audience.
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