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Troy Library Will Remain Open, At Least For Now

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Troy Public Library. (Credit: troy.k12.mi.us)

Troy Public Library. (Credit: troy.k12.mi.us)

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TROY (WWJ) – The Troy Public Library has been given a reprieve and will not be closing on May 1st after all.

Community Affairs Director Cindy Stewart said City Council members decided to keep the library open while they consider funding options.

“The city did a phone survey and the results were presented at the council meeting on April 18th.  Seventy-two percent of Troy residents believe library operations should increase or stay the same and 32 percent said it was their number one issue,” Stewart said.

Although voters have rejected millage proposals twice already, Stewart says it is possible that the issue could be placed before voters again.

“I believe based on that and based on the citizens who have been emailing and talking to city council, the city council has decided they’re going to study it a bit longer,” Stewart said. “They could find some funds to keep it open and then, I mean I’m just giving you different scenarios, but in Nov. they could place it back on the ballot.”

Stewart noted that even if another millage proposal is put on the ballot, if it is rejected by voters again, there is the possibility that the library could still close.

For more information about the Troy Public Library, visit their website.

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