We are asking Lake County residents to just say NO to the Morley Library’s proposed continuous (FOREVER) tax levy. Morley’s Board of Trustees are sitting on over $10.1 million in their fund balances, while the other 7 Lake County libraries have a total of $14.7 million combined. Morley Library has so much cash they earned $196,000, and $197,000 in investment income for the years 2016 and 2017.
The Board of Trustees no longer wants to be held accountable to the taxpayers of Lake County by placing a continuous levy before the voters. A continuous levy means that the levy will remain FOREVER.
Morley Library has a market penetration of 28%, ranking it dead last in Lake County, and 244th out of 251 total libraries in the State of Ohio.