Opinion: Ledger & Others Support Library Mill Levy
April 27, 2022
This voting season brings candidates for County Commissioner and County Sheriff, as well as a variety of mill levies. While some are hotly debated (see Letter to Editor on page 3), others feel needed due to years of unchanged budgets.
The Jefferson County Library system has not had a budget increase since 2004. In those eighteen years, so many things have changed in the libraries that it is hard to note them all. The Whitehall Community Library alone receives over 80,000 visits per year; imagine what the entire system hosts...on a 2004 budget. Not only that, but the value of mills has decr...