Voters approved a 1.5 mill levy for Wright Memorial Public Library with 67.8 percent voting in favor of the tax levy.
"We are very pleased to have the support of the Oakwood community," said Library Director Kristi Hale. "We did not take this issue lightly; we know Oakwood taxes are high, and taxpayers deserve and expect a high return on investment. Now, amidst this unprecedented health crisis, we will need this local tax support more than ever as we face a new round of decreases in state funding."
The 1.5 mill levy will provide Wright Library with needed funds of approximately $475,000 per year to continue offering quality materials, services, staff, and programs.
"This levy will allow us to maintain our 4-Star services as well as repair and update our facility to make it more accessible, efficient, and usable," Hale said. "We are very excited to make our great library even better!"
Wright Library is one of the most-used libraries of its size in America. Awarded a coveted 4-Star rating by Library Journal in 2018 and attracting 150,000 visitors per year, Wright Library’s usage ranks in the top 1% nationally compared to other libraries of similar size.
April 28, 2020
Source: Montgomery County Board of Elections
1,577 Voted for the Tax Levy
749 Voted Against the Tax Levy