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Parkland Community Lbrary loses lawsuit against Parkland School District over taxes

Published On: Jun 20 2013 02:02:25 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 20 2013 07:07:01 PM EDT

Judge sides with district in library tax fight


A Lehigh County library has lost a fight over taxes.

A judge has ruled against the Parkland Community Library's challenge of the Parkland School District, both located in South Whitehall Twp.

Last month  the district board of directors reduced a tax that funds the library from .3 to .1 mills.

The library argued that only voters could change the tax since the tax was voter-approved in the first place.

But the district says it had to bring the tax in line with a recent property reassessment and the judge agreed.