Community Spotlight for May 23-30, 2016
Prendergast Library Community Fund. Initiative
May 23rd, 2016 08:28am | Duration:
This week, our Terry Frank sits down with James Prendergast Library Executive Director Tina Scott, and Library Board President Tom Rankin to discuss the upcoming Library Funding Initiative vote on Tuesday, June 7, at the library. Scott says it's for 850,000 dollars to fund 65-percent of the library's operation. The other 35-percent would come from their endowment, and fund-raising activities. She and Rankin say it would provide them with funding stability after running deficit budgets the past few years. The cost to the average homeowner in the Jamestown City School District would be just over 57-dollars a year. If it's not approved, Rankin says the board would have to make several difficult decisions, including the need to sell off at least some of the artwork the library has, and cutting staff, programming, and hours. More public information sessions are coming up... and, for more information, go to their website.