What You Need to Know about the Library Levy Vote

What You Need to Know: The Library Levy and the Local Option Sales Tax
On Wednesday, October 30 at 5:00 PM, the Marion Public Library is hosting a second informational meeting about the proposed library levy increase on the November ballot. Library Director Doug Raber will discuss the purpose of the levy, the Library’s needs and plans, and answer questions. For those of you who could not attend the first meeting, this is another opportunity to learn about Marion’s growth and how that’s affected the Library, and how the new revenue will be used.

More details about the proposed library levy increase are available on the Library’s informational page.

A proposal to renew the Local Option Sales Tax is also on the ballot this fall. 70% of the revenue to be raised will be spent on street, sanitary and storm sewer improvements and 30% will be spent on essential or general corporate purposes. The City’s draft spending plan includes funding for the library renovation and expansion. You can learn more about current LOST funded projects, this year’s ballot language and the spending plan at informational meetings sponsored by the City:

  • Thursday, October 24 at 7:00 PM at Thomas Park
  • Monday, October 28 at 7:00 PM at Fire Station #2
  • Tuesday, October 29 at 8:00PM at the Library
  • Friday, November 1 at Noon at Fire Station # 2

More information, including the LOST draft spending plan, is available at the City of Marion’s website.