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NEWS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 10, 2018

Contact:
Ann Kling
Director
director@clearviewlibrary.org
970-686-5603, ex. 302


Clearview Library District to Request Funds for New Facility from Voters

Windsor, CO — The Clearview Library District Board of Trustees unanimously voted at an August 8 special meeting to place a funding measure on the November 2018 ballot.

The measure will ask Clearview Library District residents’ approval to raise the library’s mill levy 2.585 mills to fund the construction and operation of a new library facility. After 25 years, the mill levy will reduce by 1.985 mills.

“With the rapid growth of our communities and increased demand for services, our current library facility is stretched beyond its capacity,” said Library Board President Joann Perko. “After conversations with community members, we believe a new facility is an investment that will allow the library to maintain and expand its level of service to the communities of Windsor, Severance, and West Greeley.”

About the ballot measure
If approved, the change in district’s mill levy would result in an additional $5.43 per month cost to homeowners with a $350,000 residential property. Once the building is paid for, the building portion of the mill increase will sunset and a 0.600 mill will remain to fund operations.

The total mill levy rate after 25 years would be 4.146 — the current mill of 3.546 plus the 0.600 mill increase.

“We strongly believe it’s our job to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars,” said Perko. “The Library Board has a track record of reducing our financial obligations early. For our current facility, we were able to eliminate the debt four years early.”

About the new facility
The proposed new facility will be centrally located within the district near the corner of Main Street and Hollister Lake Road. Building design features include:

  • Dedicated children, teen, and adult areas.
  • Gathering spaces for small and large groups, and a large community room.
  • A Makerspace for all ages.
  • Room for 30% more collection materials.
  • A 15-seat computer lab.
  • Outdoor patio and event spaces.
  • Connection to downtown Windsor and area trail systems.

For more information on the project, visit http://clearviewlibrary.org/new-library-project or contact the library at connect@clearviewlibrary.org or 970-686-5603.