UNLESS WE REPLACE THE BUILDING …
WE WILL LOSE OUR LIBRARY
OUR LIBRARY BUILDING IS ON THE BRINK OF FAILURE
Every week there are new, often serious, failures in our old library building – the list is long and growing. And the risk of fire, flood, and uninhabitable conditions is real.
REPAIRING THE BUILDING IS IMPOSSIBLE
The old building cannot be fixed due to the scope of interdependencies, building codes, and statutory requirements. Even a single significant failure could trigger a chain of events that would cost nearly as much as a new building.
THE ONLY FISCALLY-RESPONSIBLE SOLUTION
The new library is a well-planned, proactive, and prudent approach to cost management that leverages a record-breaking $5 million in private donations to help fund the project.
LOSING OUR LIBRARY WOULD BE DEVASTATING
Belmont residents would be BANNED from checking out books in other town libraries. How? Belmont would be de-certified if we have no library. When de-certification has happened in the past, area libraries have voted to stop loaning to residents of the de-certified town. In other words, Belmont residents would not be able to check out books from other libraries.
Our Library Needs You
Our new library asks voters to approve $23.23 per $100,000 of assessed valuation (not the Zillow estimate, which it typically much higher). This means $232 for a home assessed at $1 million. You can look up your assessed value on the Belmont Property Database (opens in a new window)