A Troy City Library Levy Increase measure will likely be on the August 2, 2011 ballot in the city of Troy which is in Oakland County.
This measure would add to the local property taxes by a rate of .7 mills for a period of five years and be used exclusively for library operational and maintenance costs. The City council voted to create ballot language for the proposed measure but is not officially on the ballot until another vote is held on it. Library officials note that without additional money the library will be forced to close, residents have previously voted down other levy measures which would have funded library operations. Some noted that the levy would be too little to support a quality library while others stated that any tax increase is too much for residents at this time.