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Library turns in signatures to Pennsylvania county

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September 1, 2009

PIKE COUNTY, Pennsylvania: On August 25, 2009, signatures were submitted that doubled the required amount for an election in November. A press release stated that the group organizing the petition gathered 1,500 signatures from registered voters. However, according to reports, the library board and the county will meet during the week of September 1, 2009 to discuss the wording of the ballot.

The petition wording that was presented to potential petition signers stated: “Should Pike County levy a special tax of 1 mill dedicated solely to the maintenance, improvement and regional extension of library services and facilities throughout the County, for the use of all residents of Pike County, (1 mill is .001 times the assessed value of your individual property or properties; for example, if the assessed value shown on your tax bill is $35,000, the tax you will pay will be $35.00).”[1]

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