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Library system is asking for more money, but it will cost the taxpayer less

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -

It may look like they are asking for more money on this November's ballot, but they aren't.

The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County is seeking a renewal of their 1.8 mill levy with a .6 mill addition to it.

But even though there is an additional levy attached to that renewal, taxpayers will be paying less because the library is allowing a levy current on the books to expire.

“We keep saying it's the only increase that's really a decrease because the ballot language forces us to use the word increase, but we are actually allowing one of our levies to expire completely so that's a decrease of about11% for the average homeowner in taxes,” said Heidi Daniel, Executive Director of The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County.

The library director says future projects like the new Canfield facility are already funded and do not require additional monies.

She says the library does not use bond issues to pay for projects they can't afford.

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