In the best interests of Warren residents and in a spirit of cooperation, the Mayor and City Council avoided court action and agreed that the library tax rate for fiscal year 2020/2021 will be .6014.

Their work has cleared the way for the issuance of the summer tax bills and generating the revenues necessary to operate. They have agreed to negotiate in good faith in the hope that they will resolve their remaining differences.

Representatives of both sides will be meeting in the coming days to continue their discussions on a range of the issues. They will be offering no further comment regarding their negotiations at this time.