Camano Island will have a permanent library, thanks to passage of a $2.3 million bond levy.
The library ballot measure received the approval of 62.05% percent of Camano Island voters on April 22. Vote results will be officially certified on May 6 and additional information on vote counts and precinct results are available on the Island County Auditors elections web site, http://vote.wa.gov/results/current/island/.
The Camano Island Library advisory board and Sno-Isle Libraries sought a voter decision on a 10-year general obligation bond to cover all capital costs associated with purchasing, remodeling and opening a 4,900 square foot library at the site of a former restaurant at Terry’s Corner. Bond funds will reimburse the library district’s Land Acquisition Reserve Fund for costs of purchasing the building in mid-2013. That purchase kept the building from becoming unavailable as a future library facility site when the property began moving into foreclosure. … [read the full news release]