In an April 22, 2014 vote, Camano Island residents approved funding of a permanent library on the island through a $2.3 million library capital bond.
Work will begin in mid-2014 and last 9-12 months. The library is expected to open by early summer 2015.
The library will be in the former location of Islander's Restaurant at Terry's Corner, 848 N. Sunrise Blvd., near the interim library.
We have been successful in extending the lease on the interim library space through May 2014. Our goal is to negotiate a month-to-month agreement to keep interim library service in that space until the new library opens.
The new 4,900-square-foot library will be approximately 3,000 square feet larger than the interim library. The additional footage will provide space for:
Search your property tax statement for the assessed value. The cost of the 10-year bond measure is about 9 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value. For the owner of a home assessed at $250,000, the additional capital bond cost is approximately $22.50 per year.
Ten years. Property tax collection for the library will begin in 2015.
The library capital bond will pay for property, permits and impact fees, architectural redesign, remodeling, furnishing, equipment and additional library materials.