Rendition of new library

Rendition of new library
The New Point Roberts Library Out of the Old Julius Firehall

Friday, February 22, 2013

Who Pays for the New Library?

The total property assessment for Point Roberts in 2011 amounted to $588,832,369.  That's the assessed value of all the property here on the Point.  If we had a levy to pay to renovate the Julius Firehall for the new library, it would amount to $85/$100,000 assessed value: less than we pay for fire services, every year.  But it would need to be paid only once, and then the remodelling would be done.  

So, if you're thinking about donating money to the Julius Firehall Renovation/new library building fund, here's one way to think about what would be your fair share: $85.00/$100,000 of your house's assessed value.  More would be nice, of course, and it would make up for people who truly couldn't afford a dollar's more worth of taxes.  A generous gesture toward your neighbors.  

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