A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF ASHLAND, JACKSON COUNTY, OREGON, CALLING A SPECIAL ELECTION TO SUBMIT TO THE VOTERS A FUNDING INITIATIVE TO LEVY UP TO $.58 PER $1000 ASSESSED PROPERTY VALUE FOR THE PURPOSE OF OPERATING THE ASHLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY FOR A PERIOD OF TWO YEARS.
A. The City Council of the City of Ashland, Jackson County, Oregon (the "City") has determined that there is a need to finance the cost of operating the Ashland Public Library for a period of two years.
B. Costs are estimated to be $1,005,000 per year for basic library services including operating hours of 40 hours per week with professional staff, existing public terminals for internet access, previous newspaper and magazine subscriptions, access to materials currently in the Ashland library, 400 new books per year plus additional services if funds permit.
THE CITY OF ASHLAND RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION 1. A special election is called for the purpose of submitting to the qualified voters of the City the question of levying up to $.58 per $1000 assessed property value for the purpose of operating the Ashland Public Library for a period of two years.
SECTION 2. The special election called shall be held in the City on September 18, 2007, in accordance with Oregon law.
SECTION 3. The City Recorder shall cause to be delivered to the Elections Officer of Jackson County, Oregon, the attached Ballot Measure Notice, not later than 61 days prior to the election. The Election Officer is requested to give the electorate of the City notice that the election shall be conducted by mail pursuant to Oregon law; and
SECTION 4. The City Recorder shall give notice of the election as provided in the laws of the State of Oregon and the charter and ordinances of the City of Ashland.
SECTION 5. The City Attorney is authorized to alter the text of the ballot to comply with any rules, procedures or practices of the Elections Officer of Jackson County to implement the requirements of Oregon law.
This resolution was read by title only in accordance with Ashland Municipal Code Section 2.04.090 duly
PASSED and ADOPTED this ______day of ______, 2007:
Barbara Christensen, City Recorder
SIGNED and APPROVED this ______day of ______, 2007:
John W. Morrison, Mayor
Reviewed as to form:
Richard Appicello, Assistant City Attorney
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