BURLEY — In the May 18 election, Mini-Cassia voters will see a Burley library override levy and highway district commissioners on their ballots.
Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Voters in Burley and North Burley in Minidoka County will vote on whether to renew an existing temporary override levy of $277,280 for each of the next two years for the Burley Public Library.
The money will be used as 51% of the library’s general operating funds. The library said the levy will give patrons access to member libraries, which share materials; be used to purchase software and equipment, e-books, audio and visual materials; to pay for a program librarian, librarians and support staff salaries; and to performe maintenance along with a contracted computer technician and junior resource interns.
The estimated average annual cost to the taxpayers for the proposed levy is $40.77 for $100,000 in assessed property value.
The measure requires a simple majority to pass.
In Cassia County voters will choose for Burley Highway District Commission sub-district 2 from candidates Todd Whitehead and Jed W. Wayment. Bart Bowers is running unopposed for Burley Highway District Commissioner in sub-district 1.
In Minidoka County, Richard (Rick) Kraus is facing off against Marty Van Tassell for the Minidoka County Highway district commissioner’s seat in sub-district 2.
In the highway district’s race for commissioner in sub-district 3, Mike Fleming and Jeffrey B. Clark are vying for the seat.