The Troy City Council last week passed a $141 million fiscal 2011 budget that calls for the city’s library to close by next summer. The cut comes after residents in February defeated a five-year property tax increase that city officials said would keep the library open.

At the time, officials said the tax failure would mean the closure of the library, museum, community center, and other “quality-of-life” facilities. The proposal was defeated by a nearly 2-to-1 margin.

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