Looks like we're going to see some drastic proposals from municipalities looking to cut costs in 2010.
Link to Wausau Daily Herald article, "Schofield can't afford current service, mayor says".
Excerpt: But even before council members weighed in, Bremer was considering other possibilities. He recently contacted Rothschild to set up a meeting to discuss partnering with Rothschild, Police Chief Bill Schremp said. And he has asked for legal advice that could allow Schofield to pay nothing and rely upon the Marathon County Sheriff's Department for protection. (RG's emphasis.)
The Marathon County Public Library does not have a branch in Schofield.
But consider this: If paying for police service is dispensable, where does that place library service on a list of community priorities?