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Troy Residents Vote To Keep Library Open

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(WWJ Photo/Florence Walton)

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TROY (WWJ) – By a nearly three-to-two margin, Troy voters have passed a key millage that keeps the city library running for another five years.  A ‘no’ vote would have forced the library to close its doors Friday.

Just over 58 percent of voters approved the five-year dedicated 0.7-mill tax levy, that will generate about $3.1 million a year for the city’s library system.

The millage will allow the library to be open 55 hours a week, which is a 10 hour decrease from last year.

This was the third time in the last year-and-a-half that voters in Troy had been asked to decide the fate of their library.

Get more election results here.

Are you pleased with the outcome of this vote? Did residents make the right choice to save the city’s library? Leave your comments below.

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