Issue 21, the request to renew the Cuyahoga Falls Library's 1.9-mill levy for another five years, was approved by a tally of 8,163 (or 71.57 percent) to 3,242 (or 28.43 percent), according to final, but unofficial results from the Summit County Board of Elections.
The levy costs the owner of a $100,000 home $58.19 per year. The tax measure's funds will continue to help pay for employees' salaries and benefits; purchases of books, DVDs and computers; programs; utilities and other bills. The tax levy in 2015 generated approximately $1.36 million for the library, representing about half of the facility's total revenue, according to director Kevin Rosswurm.
For more on this story, see the March 20 edition of the Cuyahoga Falls News-Press.