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Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

North Apollo Councilmen Ed Barclay, William Campbell and Tom Newton don't like the borough's tax supporting the Apollo Memorial Library. That's because they can't spend it the way they want and it actually helps people.

They say they don't how many North Apollo residents use the library. Neither do I, but every time I go, there are lots of people using the computers, reading newspapers, checking out books, researching in the genealogy section and putting the services available to good use.

More people use the library in a day than attend the monthly council meetings. I used to attend meetings, but our council didn't want to do anything for the people of North Apollo. Getting rid of the 0.75-mill library tax is just a way to take something good from the people because it's not controlled by the politicians.

I'm sure Barclay, Campbell and Newton will find 16 people to sign a petition to place a library tax question on the fall ballot. I really wish they would focus on important matters and leave the library alone.

Ray Rusz

North Apollo

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