Pike library tax petition
MILFORD, Pennsylvania: Board members, employees and supporters of the Pike County Public Library announced that they will begin a petition drive on August 4, 2009 to put a county library tax referendum on the November 3rd ballot. Pike County commissioners voted on June 3 in favor of requiring the Pike County Public Library Board to generate a petition before placing the referendum on the November ballot. The referendum calls for a one mill tax on the assessed value of every homeowner’s property. In other words, a homeowner would multiply .001 times his or her assessed value. If approved the tax is estimated to generate approximately $1.1 million. The library is currently facing a $19,000 shortfall. The amount collected is expected to cover the shortfall and to be used towards a possible building expansion. Approximately 700 signatures are required for the referendum to be placed on the ballot.