Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Thank You, Mancos Valley!

By Patsy Smith, Director [After the Mill Levy passed]

Thank you for your great support! The Mancos Valley community has shown its continued support of the library by passing the mill levy ballot issue. The board and staff are eager to begin the next phase of the new library building project. We will keep you informed on our progress and will be asking for community input during the planning process.

From The Mancos Times

Thursday, November 3, 2005

Text of Mancos Library District Ballot Question 5A

Shall Mancos Library District taxes be increased by an estimated $86,467 annually (for collection commencing in calendar year 2006) and by any additional amounts that may be raised annually thereafter by the imposition of additional ad valorem porperty tax rate of 2.5 mills (which is appoximately $1.66 per month on a $1000,000 home in 2006) to build, operate, and maintain a new library (for a total district mill levy not to exceed 6 mills), and shall the Mancos Library District be authorized to collect, retain, and spend the total prroperty tax revenue, along with all other revenues, notwhithstanding any limitation or restriction on revenue or spending now contained in article X, secion 20 of the Colorado constitution and section 29-1-301, C.R.S., or any other law?

Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Soil and Water Samples at Empire Park

Smith Drilling Company takes soil samples at five feet and water samples at 15 feet on Oct. 26 in the second phase of environmental testing in Empire Park, the proposed new home for the Mancos Public Library. This testing, along with the earlier surface soils testing, are funded by a grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment; a final report of the environmental testing will be completed by CDPHE by mid-November.

From the Mancos Times

Monday, July 11, 2005

Hazardous Materials Testing at Empire Park

Smith Drilling conducts the first phase of environmental testing on the surface soils. A grant funded by the Department of Public Health and Environment will cover testing to determine if the site is suitable to build upon.

Board Members look on as the testing is conducted.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Empire Park a Possibility for New Library Site

Library Board Members walk the Empire Park property Thursday evening. Empire Park, owned by Empire Electric and leased to the Town of Mancos, is now the sole focus in the library's search for a site to build a new and larger public library for the Mancos Valley. The subject will be on the agenda at the library board's next meeting, beginning at 6 p.m. tomorrow evening at the library; the public is welcome.
From the Mancos Times

Monday, January 3, 2005

Presentation for the Montezuma County Commissioners

MANCOS LIBRARY: Robin Strother and Library Director Patsy Smith gave a power point presentation concerning reasons for the need of a new library and their mill levy increase question on this November ballot.

From the Proceedings of the Board of Commissiouners, Montezuma County, Colorado