Park County library, fire district seeks voter assistance to fill budget hole
The Park County general election ballot will ask voters to decide on two mill levies.
Staff at The Livingston-Park County Public Library tell KULR-8 the library mill levy is on this year's ballot to fill a hole left in the library's budget.
The library director says the levy will help them maintain the services they provide currently and will help them expand services.
The director says they would like to expand services into the rest of the county with a book mobile.
This ballot issue proposes 3 mills of an annual $4.05 levy per $100,000 home, or $8.10 levy per $200,000 home.
The second ballot issue Park County voters will face is the Wilsall Fire District Mill Levy.
This proposed levy, like the library issue, is to make up for a budget shortfall. According to Wilsall Fire District, the district fell $5,000 short on a $32,000 budget.
This proposed levy for an indefinite period of time places a $6.75 levy per $100,000 home and $13.50 per $200,000 home.
Firefighters within the district tell KULR-8 that they are currently depending heavily on donations and fundraisers. The mill levy money would also pay for the increase in EMS calls the district is experiencing, maintaining equipment, and building payments for facilities used by volunteer and other Wilsall Fire District staff.
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