Voters in Chocolay, Sands, Skandia and West Branch Townships will be asked to renew Library Millage to support the Peter White Public Library on Tuesday, August 2, 2016.  Citizens of the Charter Township of Marquette will vote on the question on November 8, 2016.
Township millages generate approximately $470,000 annually to provide library programs and services.  City of Marquette taxpayers pay 1.5 mills to support general library operations each year.  This dedicated millage is expected to raise $933,000 in 2016. The Library’s general operating budget for 2015/2016 is $2 million.
Township voters are being asked to renew the Library Services Contract millages.  Approval of the measure will not change the current taxes paid by township residents.  The millage levied in the contracted townships is currently 1 mil ($1.00 per $1,000 in taxable value) as reduced by Headlee.
Library millages provide the majority of funding for the PWPL.  Over 70% of the general operating budget is received from personal and real property taxes.  Successful passage of the millage requests in Chocolay, Marquette, Sands, Skandia and West Branch will enable the PWPL to continue the valuable programs and services taxpayers have come to expect.
Chocolay, Sands, Skandia and West Branch Townships:  Vote August 2, 2016
Charter Township of Marquette:  Vote November 8, 2016

Township millages critical for PWPL operations
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