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Parkland Community Library tax decrease challenged

Published On: May 24 2013 06:44:40 PM EDT

Parkland school board lowered library tax.Library lawyers are challenging.


A decision to lower a library tax in Lehigh County has sparked a legal challenge.

On Tuesday,  the Parkland School Board lowered a tax that funds the Parkland Community Library from point-3 mills, to point-1.

The library's lawyers argue that only voters can change the tax.. since the tax was established by a referendum in 1998.


They're now promising a legal fight.

But the district says it must adjust the tax to compensate for last year's county-wide property reassessment.

The district says tax revenue would triple without doing so.