Voters say no to Birmingham library millage

Residents don't approve $22.5 million expansion for Baldwin Public Library

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BIRMINGHAM, Mich. - In a special election held Tuesday, voters turned down a library millage in Birmingham.

With all nine precincts reporting, the outcome of Tuesday's special election came to 76 percent of voters saying no and only 23 percent of voters saying yes.

The plan for the Birmingham Baldwin Public Library was to tear down additions built in the 1960s and 1980s and replace them with 16,000 square feet of additional space. The cramped youth section would have increased by 70 percent.

A bonding proposal for Fenton-area public schools was also turned down, but a bonding proposal for the Novi Community School District was approved with about 72 percent of the votes.

To see complete results of the special election, click here.

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