Indian River Area Library Looks to Pass First Millage in 44 Years

It’s been 44 years since the Indian River Area Library has proposed a new millage. 

They’ve been getting by through donations, grants, and savings, but they say soon that won’t be enough. If passed, it would cost taxpayers an extra $40 a year for every $100,000 of taxable revenue on their home. 4 9 21 Library 2

The increase in funds would allow the library to increase their collection and update their technology, but if it fails, cuts would be made. “We needed this to bring us up to a point where we can pay our people, make our purchases, make our renovations, and to do things like that with a balanced budget and money coming into the library,” said Dan Fletcher, chairman of the Yes! Committee for Our Library. 

Fletcher added reduced hours and less staff would result if the millage fails.