Breaking News
More () »

Boise's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | Boise, Idaho | KTVB.com

New library branches coming to Meridian after voters pass $14 million levy

67 percent of Ada County voters passed a plant facilities levy to renovate existing library branches and build new ones in Meridian.

MERIDIAN, Idaho — Voters said 'Yes' to new library branches in Meridian on Tuesday, passing a plant facilities levy with 67 percent of the vote. 

The levy will cost $1.4 million per year for 10 years, and will be used to renovate, expand and modernize the city's library branches. 

It will also pay for new branches in North Meridian and South Meridian, as well as cover major renovations to the main library branch on Cherry Lane.

According to the Meridian Library District, the main branch is 22 years old and needs some redesign work done. 

RELATED: Voters reject $187 million request to build new Canyon County jail

The levy will cost taxpayers $1.00 per month for every $100,000 of taxable property value. It needed 55 percent approval to pass. Unofficiall numbers were 3,354 voters in favor of the levy and 1,640 against it - a 67.2 percent majority.

The Meridian Library District said before the 2019 levy, it has not passed any funding measures since 1995.

MORE: ELECTION RESULTS: May 2019 funding requests, district races