Library Board Reviews Budget

Sheridan County's public library system can expect just over $1.1 million from the county in the year that starts on July 1.

Library Director Cameron Duff told library trustees in a meeting this week that overall funds are expected to be down in the year ahead, and said additional funds are being requested from the library foundation and Friends of the Library.

He emphasized that figures are preliminary. The budget will not be finalized and adopted until July 9. On a brighter note, the director reported no increase in health insurance premiums. Expenses for 2014/15 will be about the same as in the current year, just over $1.5 million.

In a last-minute item on the board's agenda, the director said an ash tree on the corner of the parking lot, next to the CASA house, will have to be removed.

He said trustees decided to have the tree cut down before it fell on something or someone.

Trustees added a paragraph to the policy for use of the library's internet and hotspot facilities, letting library users know that materials obtained or copied may be subject to copyright laws.

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