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Letter: Let’s book extension for Basalt library tax

Since its opening in 2010, the Basalt Library has been a real plus for the town of Basalt, and it is more than just a library.

This community meeting place relies on property taxes that have dropped as much as 46 percent since the downturn in the economy. Through extending a small tax increase over the next seven years (for example, a home valued at $500,000 would pay an additional $36.22 per year), this will ensure that the library can keep its present hours of operation and the employees will be there for us.

If you want to plug into the heart of our little town, stop by this beautiful building and you will find a vital, busy and productive hub that the community members rely on. Let’s rally behind the Basalt Library and vote for this measure Nov. 8.

Kristin Jensen