MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- Voters are being asked to approve a bond proposal to make improvements to Hackley Public Library.
The City of Muskegon, the county, and the State of Michigan together are asking voters to approve borrowing $3.2 million. The money would be used to make repairs and update mechanical systems, including the 1964 boiler and many of the radiators. If passed, it will cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $27 annually.
Hackley Public Library Director Martha Ferriby said the building really needs better windows, too.
"They are double pane, but they leak. The hardware is going out, and the window sills have rotted. We need to make this library more energy efficient, save the taxpayers a lot of money, and preserve the building, because water coming in is not a good thing."
If passed, the bond proposal would last for 15 years.