Webster Groves Library tax levy (2009)

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A Webster Groves Library tax levy was on the February 3, 2009 ballot as Proposition L in St. Louis County for voters in the city of Webster Grove.

Proposition L was approved by voters, with more than 60% voting in favor of the measure.[1]

The ballot measure asked voters to approve a tax increase that would be used to fund a $6.5 million renovation and expansion of the Webster Groves library.[2]

The ballot measure will:

  • Double the library tax rate for assessed property value; bringing the tax rate to 27 cents per $100 of assessed value up from the current rate of 13.5 cents per $100 of assessed value.
  • Under the proposed tax, the owner of a $200,000 home would pay an additional $51.30 a year, or $4.27 per month.
  • Of the library's additional 13.5 cent tax, nine cents would be used to generate tax revenue bonds to help pay for the expansion and renovations, 2.5 cents would go toward staff salary and training, 1.5 cents would be used to purchase additional library materials and the remaining half cent would fund building maintenance and technology improvements.

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