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Library levy will not increase current rate

Joe Centers • Feb 4, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Just like when the Harlem Globetrotters play the Washington Generals, it has always been a slam dunk. An easy win. A sure thing.

But the last thing Sarah Contreras wants to be is overconfident.

Contreras, director of the Norwalk Public Library since June 2010, is hoping voters approve a replacement levy on the March 6 ballot. It is not a new tax and does not increase the current levy tax rate, Contreras said. Rather, it continues funding that has been in place since 1982, she added.

According to information from the auditor's office, the levy costs the owner of a $100,000 house $16.84 per year. It is a continuous levy, meaning it will stay on the books indefinitely until the library wants a change. It will bring in about $183,000 per year, Contreras said.

She said the library board did not want to raise the amount of the levy because of the economic times.

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