In Ottawa County, voters in Jamestown Township will have another chance to decide funding for a library, after a unanimous vote Monday night by the library board. The millage to fund the library failed in the August primary.
Monday’s meeting at Patmos Library was highly attended, with the topic of funding being a big talker over the last week. Many of the voters who chose “no” pointed to the library’s promotion of books for the LGBTQ+ community. At the meeting residents on both sides of the argument took to public comment to make their case to the board.
Public comment lasted more than an hour, with a majority of the speakers showing support for the library.