TROY (WWJ) – Another reprieve for the Troy Public Library. A special election will be held August 2nd on a long-term funding solution.

The library had been set for closure May 1st, given budget shortfalls. But the city will now ask voters if they would be willing to pay an extra 7/10ths of a mill to raise a little more than $3 million a year for the library. Not as much as in the past, say officials, but still above and beyond the minimum to keep the doors open. The mayor of Troy calls it a good compromise.

Residents wanted a quick resolution, saying indecision over the library was hurting property values.

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