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File #: 44197    Version: 1 Name: Approval of Dane County Library Tax Exemption Resolution 2016
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/24/2016 In control: MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD
On agenda: 10/18/2016 Final action: 10/18/2016
Enactment date: 10/20/2016 Enactment #: RES-16-00772
Title: Application to the Dane County Board for exemption from Dane County Library tax levied under Section 43.57(3) Wisconsin Statutes.
Sponsors: Barbara Harrington-McKinney
Attachments: 1. 2017 EXEMPT MINIMUM LEVY per DPI.pdf

Fiscal Note

All libraries within Dane County have collectively adopted a set of service standards to ensure access to library services across Dane County municipalities. Adhering to these standards allows localities to submit a request for exemption from the Dane County Library Tax levied by the Dane County Board. The value of this exemption is approximately $8.1 million.



Application to the Dane County Board for exemption from Dane County Library tax levied under Section 43.57(3) Wisconsin Statutes.



Resolution Requesting Exemption from County Library Tax


WHEREAS the Dane County Board has established a county library and levies a county library tax as authorized under Section 43.57 (3) of the Wisconsin Statutes, and


WHEREAS the Dane County Library Board has determined that the library serving the City of Madison meets the minimum standards of operation established by County Board Resolution 185, 2011-2012 and later amended by County Board Resolution 98, 2013-2014 in compliance with Section 43.11 (3) (d) of the Wisconsin Statutes, and 


WHEREAS Section 43.64 (2) (b) of the Wisconsin Statutes provides that a village or city which levies a tax for public library service and appropriates and expends for a library fund as defined by s.43.52 (1) during the year for which the county tax levy is made a sum at least equal to the county tax rate in the prior year multiplied by the equalized valuation of property in the city or village for the current year, and


WHEREAS the City of Madison will appropriate in 2016 and expend in 2017 an amount in excess of that calculated above in support of its library,


NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Madison hereby requests of the Dane County Board of Supervisors that the City of Madison be exempted from the payment of any tax for the support of the County Library Service as provided in Section 43.64 (2).


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that confirmed copies of this resolution be forwarded by the city/village clerk to the following party:


Tracy Herold, Director

Dane County Library Service

1819 Aberg Av.

Madison, WI 53704


Date Passed:_________________





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