votes 'no' on joining county-wide library
February 19, 2009 | RICHMOND -- The City Council voted
unanimously against joining the proposed county-wide
library system Tuesday.
The library system is designed to take over all libraries
in the surrounding cities in Cache County and will take
away the city's control of their library.
"Our library is fine the way it is," said Councilwoman
Terrie Wierenga. "I don't see why we need to change
The new system would require cities to pay taxes per
household based on the population. For the city of Richmond,
each homeowner would pay $60 on top of what they already
pay to help fund the new system if it does go into effect.
In other business, Cache County Sheriff Deputy Jake
Carley gave the deputy's report at the meeting and warned
the council about recent telephone scams. Carley said
a local elderly woman gave someone who was claiming
to be her grandson in Canada $1,300. "This is an issue
and the community needs to know about it," he said.
The council plans to put a warning about the telephone
scams in the next city newsletter.