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File #: 57129    Version: 1 Name: Approval of Dane County Library Tax Exemption
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/20/2019 In control: MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD
On agenda: 9/17/2019 Final action: 9/17/2019
Enactment date: 9/23/2019 Enactment #: RES-19-00668
Title: Application to the Dane County Board for exemption from Dane County Library tax levied under Section 43.57(3) and 43.64(2) Wisconsin Statutes.
Sponsors: Barbara Harrington-McKinney
Attachments: 1. 2020 EXEMPT MINIMUM LEVY per DPI.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution requests exemption from the Dane County Library tax levied under Section 43.57(3) and 43.64(2) Wisconsin Statutes. All libraries within Dane County have collectively adopted 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 in 2020 is approximately $12.4 million.
Title
Application to the Dane County Board for exemption from Dane County Library tax levied under Section 43.57(3) and 43.64(2) Wisconsin Statutes.
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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 the County Board (RES 185, 2011-2012; RES 98, 2013-2014; RES 233, 2016-2017) 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 for the current year, and

WHEREAS the City of Madison will appropriate in 2019 and expend in 2020 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 c...

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