IONIA — Residents within the Ionia Group Library District acquired data relating to its millage proposal on the poll within the upcoming main election. 

A city corridor to debate the ICL millage proposal within the Aug. 2 election occurred Wednesday, June 22, at Steele Road Corridor in Ionia. 

The ICL is asking voters within the library district to approve a 0.98 mill-levy over 20 years to supply “funds for all district library functions approved by regulation, together with however not restricted to renovating, working and sustaining a brand new library constructing,” in line with the poll language. The estimated income the ICL will acquire within the first 12 months if the millage is permitted is about $426,000. 

Mercantile Financial institution of Michigan donated its constructing at 302 W. Principal St. in downtown Ionia to the ICL in January 2021. If voters approve the millage proposal, the library will use the cash to renovate the historic construction, which began because the Ionia County Nationwide Financial institution Constructing.

The estimated whole challenge value is $6.1 million. The ICL has already been pre-approved for USDA Rural Growth Authority mortgage.


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