LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Jim Stamas has announced that he supports the upcoming Alpena County library millage renewal.
“As someone who has served on the Library of Michigan board, I know how important our libraries are to our communities,” said Stamas, R-Midland. “Each year, the Alpena County library provides a wide variety of services to 125,000 visitors of all ages — from seniors to young children. These include providing free internet access, free movie and book rentals, and numerous personal improvement programs.
“I support the millage renewal so that the library can continue to serve Alpena-area families for generations to come.”
On Aug. 6, Alpena County voters will be asked whether to renew a 0.25 mill levy that expires this year. The library is asking for the millage to be renewed for 20 years to raise funds to make key renovations to the 45-year-old facility that would improve services, safety and accessibility.
The renovation project would remove asbestos and upgrade the library’s heating and cooling system to address current high humidity that is damaging books, equipment and electronics.