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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • Approximately $36 million for 15 new libraries, a bond far from being paid off, then there's not enough money to operate them. Hence, short hours of operation.
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  • Approximately $36 million for 15 new libraries, a bond far from being paid off, then there's not enough money to operate them. Hence, short hours of operation.
    How many taxpayers use the libraries? How many have tried to use them and found them closed due to confusing hours of operation?
    Commissioner Rachor states that it would only be an additional 27 cents per median priced home, about $51 from each homeowner to raise the $5 million needed to fund the 15 branches. About $333,000 each. Three branches are only open eight hours per week. Medford is only open 24 hours per week.
    Ludicrous! What kind of business could survive this ridiculous business plan? Rachor states that it would cost $600,000 and $900,000 to maintain the buildings if they were closed (See solution). Rachor says approximately $5 million is needed. Did you ever see them underestimate a cost?
    Solution: Fund Ashland, Central Point, Eagle Point, Medford and Phoenix. Sell or lease the other 10 buildings. Restrict the income from them to paying off the bond, and then let the excess go into the county general fund. — Leroy F. Moore, Eagle Point
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