dove comprare viagra yasmin canada uk propecia costs donepezil generic india ataraxto buy metformin trying get pregnant cost wellbutrin sr 200mg acyclovir prices walmart buying proscar online no prescription 10mg levitra nexium and generic order clonidine online overnight sildenafil tablet 100mg how to buy viagra on line cheap all needed pills buy propecia tablets no prescription buying norvasc next day express delivery for viagra lisinopril generic form pentrexyl viagra generic capsules tamsulosin buying tadalafil 20mg + dapoxetine 60mg furosemide india generic valtrex teva estradiol 45 pg ml albuterol without script cost for allegra d canadian prescription pharmacy cialis professional pay by paypal cialis_original_10mg generic version of abilify buy valacyclovir online uk female cialis samples buy coumadin online buy lasix spray online ketoconazole 400 mg tablets proscar buy no prescription where can i buy acyclovir from doxycycline price at cvs ciprofloxacin hydrochloride tablet uses cipro buy online pharmacy phenergan generic brand cheap levitra tablets generic prednisone 10mg nizoral tablet online where to buy diflucan in uk tetracycline 300 mg ventolin generic date cymbalta full price suhagra 100 discount los angeles diflucan 150 india zithromax 250 mg tab zithromax 250 mg ja alkoholi amoxicillin 500 mg normal dosage cialis tadalafil 100mg celexa 40 how many mg nolvadex pct buy generic viagra in australia vytorin 40 tadalafil online bestellen levitra generic ordering tamoxifen canada augmentin 875-mg (containing amoxicillin and clavulanate) generic yasmin canada generic lipitor cost at walgreens cheap warfarin cialis online pharmacy usa buy advair indonesia viagra women effects crestor pill looks like advair cost savings cheap lowest price cialis sublingual canadian pharmacy viagra scam buy topamax online topamax super viagara generic for augmentin 500mg furosemide for sale uk order fosamax online doxycycline suspension cost buy avodart from canada fosamax buying sildenafil buy canada trazodone 100 mg price cheapest way to buy doxycycline valtrex 500mg tablets viagra professional shop meds generic prozac online alli canada drugs buy cheap ciplox 500 mg cipro 500mg for sinus infection online levaquin buy prozac online uk levaquin 500 mg price cialis endurance buy cialis best review viagra tablets india buy diflucan no rx xenical uk update generic proscar uk generic cialis soft online paroxetine 25 mg wellbutrin no rx accutane price at walgreens celebrex uses back pain wellbutrin sr 100 dosage buy propranolol canada no prescription viagra_in_polen_kaufen zithromax liquid price metformin hcl price buy augmentin 875 mg get rogaine canada naproxen generic buy
Share this page on facebook
City backs library reimbursement plan PDF Print E-mail
Community
Written by Kristyn Halbig Ziehm   
Wednesday, 28 April 2010 18:42

 Aldermen ask county to support proposal that would give Port more money for serving non-libraried areas

Port Washington aldermen last week asked Ozaukee County to support a five-year library plan that would increase the amount of money the Niederkorn Library receives for providing services to residents of areas without their own libraries.
   
Currently, the library is reimbursed for 85% of the cost to provide services to these residents, Library Director David Nimmer said.
   
The proposed library plan, which would affect all libraries in Ozaukee County, would increase that reimbursement to 93% by 2015, with an eye toward eventually fully reimbursing libraries for the cost of serving people in non-libraried areas, Nimmer said.
   
About 21% of the library services go to residents outside the city, he said.
   
“That’s significant,” Nimmer said.
   
Most aldermen agreed, saying full reimbursement is a matter of fairness.
   
“Effectively, our taxpayers are carrying some of the town taxpayers,” Ald. Tom Hudson, a member of the Port Library Board, said.
   
“It’s kind of an inequity. We make our library available to them, and I think that’s a wonderful thing, but they only pay us 85 cents on the dollar. I don’t think that’s quite fair. Everybody should carry their share of the load.”
   
City Administrator Mark Grams said the Niederkorn Library is used by more residents of the non-libraried areas than any other in the county.
   
“We’d like to see 100% reimbursement,” he said, noting it would increase the library’s revenues by $18,000.
   
Although the proposed library plan only calls for a 93% reimbursement, Nimmer said, “It is a step in the right direction.”
   
Ald. Mike Ehrlich asked why the reimbursement was not set at 100% to begin with.
   
When the Eastern Shores Library System was established roughly 16 years ago, the reduced reimbursement rate was a compromise intended to get enough votes to approve the system, Nimmer said.
   
State law requires a minimum 70% reimbursement, he added.
   
“At the time, it was felt that (the reduced rate was needed so) the non-libraried areas wouldn’t be hit too severely,” Nimmer said.
   
Ald. Dan Becker, who is also an Ozaukee County supervisor, cast the lone vote against the city’s resolution urging the county to adopt the higher reimbursement rates.
   
Becker said he plans to vote against the five-year library plan when it comes before the County Board for a number of reasons, including the reimbursement rate.
  
“I can’t support this plan. Overall, I think it’s a disadvantage to taxpayers in the county,” he said.
   
The increased reimbursement would result in higher taxes for residents of non-libraried areas, he added.
  
“I don’t want to increase taxes on anyone, especially in this economic environment,” Becker said.
   
But Hudson noted, increasing the reimbursement would offset city taxes paid to maintain the library.
  
The county has sought input from communities on the proposed library plan. The response has been mixed, with some communities favoring the reimbursement increase and others opposing it.
  
In its resolution to the county, Port officials noted that the tax rate for residents of non-libraried areas has decreased from 30 cents per $1,000 valuation to 24 cents in the last five years. This year, the resolution states, even if the reimbursement formula were set at 93%, the tax rate would still have decreased.
  
The city doesn’t provide any other service to residents outside its border without full reimbursement, officials noted.

Comments (0)Add Comment

Write comment
You must be logged in to post a comment. Please register if you do not have an account yet.

busy
 
advertisement
Banner
Banner