City Council Sends Temporary Library Sales Tax to November Ballot
NORFOLK - The future of the Norfolk library is officially in the hands of Norfolk voters. The Norfolk City Council unanimously approved a resolution to forward a temporary sales tax increase to the November general election. Voters will decide on issuing at ½ a percent sales tax increase to fund the $7.5 million library expansion. Norfolk Public Library Director Jessica Chamberlain said that the plans call for a 16,000 square foot expansion of the current library space.
Chamberlain: "Based on a lack of parking, lack of space for children and teens, lack of space for technology in the library and really just general library size; as well as, updates that are needed after the library being 40-years-old."
If approved the additional tax will be levied for 36 months.