Friday, December 9, 2011
Funding for Library Expansion Included in City of Portage 2012 Budget
Portage budget passes 4-3; money for library expansion included. Portage Daily Register, 12/8/2011)
Excerpt: The 2012 budget includes an overall $4.89 million tax levy, which is up about $51,000 over the 2011 budget.
That money will pay for increased labor costs that were previously negotiated.
The amount decreased from the levy was shifted to join unfunded items in the capital expenditures plan.
As part of that plan, the city committed to spend about $1.3 million next year for capital improvements, including funding for the library, a welcome center in Riverside Park and the continuation of the Canal restoration project.
The Council voted 5-2 to commit to funding those projects, with the source of funding to be determined before they commence. Common Council member Rick Dodd and Jeff Garetson voted against an amendment to commit the city to those expenditures.
Library moves forward with building expansion fundraising campaign. (11/26/2011)
Decision delayed on request for library expansion funding. (11/2/2011)
Council member on Portage Public Library expansion project funding: "We may just not want to it". (10/28/2011)
Board president makes pitch to council for library expansion funding. (10/15/2011)
Board to make case for building expansion to council. (10/13/2011)
Library board to make case to council for building expansion. (9/15/2011)
Library moves forward with building expansion. (8/12/2011)
Board approves feasibility study for library expansion. (7/1/2011)
Board reviews estimates for expansion project. (6/22/2011)
Library expansion plans continue to develop. (2/9/2011)
Library expansion to focus on youth services. (10/15/2010)
Putting together the financial pieces for building expansion. (5/12/2010)
Library seeks community input for expansion. (1/13/2010)
Board discussion rental property options. (11/11/2009)