The Library is a Standalone District
In 1994, the communities of the Township of Northville and City of Northville formed a Library District, and the voters supported a one mill levy in perpetuity to operate the Library. The Library District is a standalone unit that does not get revenue from either the Township or the City.
The original 1 mill levy has been reduced by the Headlee rollback to the current rate of .9573. This amounts to approximately 96 cents for each $1,000 of taxable value on a house in the District. In November, 2010 the voters approved an additional .2(2 tenths) of a mil levy. This amounts to an additional 20 cents per $1,000 of property value. Property Tax revenue accounts for about 96% of the Library's Budget.
In 1994 the voters also approved a Bond for 5 million dollars to build the Library. The millage rate for the debt is calculated each year to produce only the amount needed for Debt payments on the Bond. Currently the millage for retiring the building debt is .2092. The debt payments will end in 2015.
Northville District Library 2013 Budget
Other sources of Funding are shown on the chart below: