Saturday, September 18, 2010
Differences in Opinion over Library Agreement Continue
Link to September 14 Sussex Sun article, "Trustees may adopt agreement".
Excerpt: Village trustees may adopt a proposed operating agreement between the village, the Pauline Haass Public Library, and the Town of Lisbon even though Town Chairman Matt Gehrke says the funding formula in the agreement must be changed.
"I think we (the two communities) will reach an agreement, but to formally pass an agreement that you know the other community is not going to agree to doesn't make any sense," Gehrke said.
Gehrke said the amount of money each community contributes to library operations and debt service should be based on each community's assessed valuation and use of the library's facilities.
The library board's proposed agreement continues the practice of establishing each community's share of library funding based solely on the assessed valuations - or tax base - of each of the communities.
Leaders of Village of Sussex, Town of Lisbon clash over funding for library. (8/26/2010)
Will annexation resolution interfere with negotiations over joint library agreement? (8/4/2010)
Proposal to change library funding formula gets cool reception. (6/7/2010)
Town of Lisbon Chairman proposes new funding formula for library. (5/31/2010)