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Pickerington library seeking support for levy
Pickerington voters will see a ballot this fall that would go toward keeping library services intact.
The Pickerington School Board voted at its July 6 meeting to support a .75-mill, 10-year operating levy for the Pickerington Public Library.
According to Board Treasurer Dan Grisom, the school board is the middleman in the process for setting a levy for the public library. Many libraries report to their cities as their tax authorities. However, Pickerington reports to the school district. The school district neither collects nor receives any money from the library levy.
Colleen Pospishil, community service coordinator for the Pickerington Library, said if approved, the levy would cost residents $22.97 per $100,000 valuation of their homes.
"The Pickerington Public Library is requesting this levy because the revenue from the state of Ohio Public Library Fund has been reduced drastically," she said. "It's already been cut 20 percent. If the state budget goes through as it's currently proposed, the cuts will be 46.1 percent. The library is looking at ways to replace the lost revenue."
Pospishil said this will be the first time the library ever has placed a levy for operating expenses on the ballot.
In other business, the board approved a change in bookkeeping for the student activity fund at Pickerington High School Central. Previously, the fund was administered through the principal's fund, but now will be tracked separately as its own account. There is no change in the program or any other aspect of the student activity fund at Central.
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