It looks like a property tax levy to support the Klamath County Museums will be on the May ballot.

Museum supporters have gathered nearly 2,000 signatures of support for the levy and plan to formally ask the Klamath County Board of Commissioners during the county's weekly meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday to place the measure on the ballot.

The Board of Commissioners is responsible for placing tax levies on the ballot, and the commissioners each said they would vote to place the measure on the ballot if supporters collected 1,000 signatures to demonstrate public support for their cause. Museum supporters have been petitioning since early January.

"We are extremely pleased with how local citizens have responded over the last six weeks," said Mark Clark, co-chair of the Klamath County Museums Supporters political action committee, in a news release. "The petition campaign has been an entirely volunteer effort, with many people taking part. We are very grateful for their help."

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