Sunday, September 30, 2012

Town of Lisbon Wants Deep Discount in Payment for Library Services; Village of Sussex Sez Fughetaboutit

In my view, the least desirable method of public library organization as provided for in the Wisconsin State Statutes.

Village willing to take over Haass Library.  (Sussex Sun, 9/18/2012)

After 14 months of deliberations, officials from the Village of Sussex and the Town of Lisbon are still unable to reach an agreement on extending a joint library funding contact.

Excerpt:    The counter proposal adopts the first two years of the negotiating committee's pay schedule, but beginning in 2015 the town's share of the cost would drop to about $250,000. 

The $250,000 is equivalent to the tax levy that would be raised if town taxpayers paid the 24 cents per $1,000 county wide library tax, according to Town Chairman Matt Gehrke. 

Town homeowners do not pay the tax because of the cost-sharing agreement between the two communities. 

However, on Sept. 11, the Village Board rejected the counter proposal.

Related articles: 
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: " 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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