It’s not just car factories that are disappearing from Michigan. Property owners in Troy appear indifferent to keeping their library open. Ironically, Troy’s official motto is “The City of Tomorrow, Today.”
I guess libraries are relics of the past. Note the 1970s architectural style of the Troy Library. Mayor Louise Schilling is pleading with residents not to close it, but she’ll need to put the issue on the ballot. Here’s the Detroit Free Press :
A special election would cost the city about $90,000 but, if the election were held in November, the cost of keeping the library open the additional three months would be about $600,000 — a financial risk for the city if the ballot proposal were to fail, [Assistant City Manager John] Lamerato said today.
Troy voters have twice in the last 18 months rejected millages that would have supported their library.
Remind me to never move to the pathetic city of Troy, Michigan.