Kahlotus voters came out in support of their tiny library Tuesday.
The ballot measure asked whether Kahlotus should be annexed into the Mid-Columbia Library District, and 26 voters, or 84 percent, said yes. The ballots counted Tuesday included 5 no votes.
Annexation could allow the Kahlotus library to move out of its current 300-square-foot cottage and into larger space. Supporters said joining the district would ensure long-term stability and funding for library services.
Under annexation, residents would pay 37 cents per $1,000 assessed valuation to the Mid-Columbia Library District. The city would continue to pay for maintenance costs related to the library but would no longer make annual payments to the district.
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Supporters of the measure said library services would no longer be in competition for funding with other vital city services.