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Mar 19, 2012 8:33 AM by AP

Library renewal tax considered for 2013

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A renewal of a 2-mill property tax dedicated to library operations and maintenance in Lafayette will likely appear on a ballot this fall or spring 2013.

Sona Dombourian, libraries director, tells The Advocate the Library Board of Control discussed the renewal of the millage at its February meeting, but it sidelined a decision of when to place it on the ballot pending decisions from other public bodies on their tax renewals.

The Lafayette Consolidated Government and the Lafayette Airport Commission both have millages that will expire at the end of the year. Dombourian said the library board would like to share the cost of an election by sharing the ballot with other entities.

The 2-mill property tax generates about $3 million.

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