Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of discussion in the community about the special election on Tuesday, August 2, for a dedicated millage to fund the Troy Public Library. The amount being requested of Troy voters is .7 mills for 5 years.
Many Troy residents have asked me how the Library’s budget, staffing levels, and statistics compare with those of other area libraries. This chart provides that comparison in terms of budget, visits, circulation, number of staff, number of open hours, and director's salary. The information is current as of July 2011.
For details on how you can vote in the August 2 election, click here. To determine the cost of your taxes, with or without the Library millage, go to www.troymi.gov/taxEstimator/ and enter your address. Your specific tax costs will be calculated.