Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Still Following the Sussex-Lisbon Library Talks (Since 2010)

I hesitate to include the word "progress" in the title of this post.

Pauline Haass Public Library
Photo credit:  Yelp

Lisbon, Sussex library talks resume. Town official: long-term library agreement will continue.  (Sussex Sun, 7/16/2013)

Excerpt:   The present formula provides the community's share operating costs based on the size of their respective tax bases. 

The Village of Sussex pays approximately $455,000 to the library while the Town of Lisbon pays about $435,000. 

Town Chairman Matt Gehrke has said the Village of Sussex share of the operating costs should be higher since village residents use the library more than town residents. 

Negotiations over the new agreement stalled for nearly six months until April when town officials indicated they might be willing put more money into the agreement if negotiations resumed.

Related articles: 
Following a brouhaha over a "most objectionable 3-page letter," library talks to resume between Sussex and Lisbon.  (5/27/2013)
A most objectionable 3-page letter.  (5/10/2013)
Dear Greg; Love, Lisbon Town Board.  (4/27/2013)
Perhaps Pauline Haass is spinning in her grave.  (3/18/2013)
What a long strange trip it's been.  (2/13/2012)
Dueling news releases.  (10/7/2012)
Town of Lisbon wants deep discount in payment for library services.  (9/30/2012)
As the world of joint library agreements turns.  (8/22/2012)
The beat goes on.  (7/2/2012)
Joint library negotiations continue.  (5/13/2012)
Jane Stadler on Paying Taxes: "...it is something that you do because you're part of the community.  (11/26/2011)
Lisbon town chair not likely to get his way on Pauline Haass Library funding. (11/22/2011)
Lisbon Town chair advocates paying for library services on the cheap.  (11/22/2011)
The challenges of shared governance and funding.  (9/28/2011)
Consensus building for new joint library agreement.  (7/22/2011)
Sussex, Lisbon:  Local politics and library negotiations.  (5/28/2011)
Negotiation to continue after information-gathering process.  (10/8/2010)
And the beat goes on.  (10/4/2010)
Differences of opinion of library funding continue.  (9/18/2010)
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)

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