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Proposed library spending up $100K

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Increase marks 35% hike since 2007-08

By The Staff

The Anderson Public Library’s board of trustees will consider a $100,000 proposed spending increase when it meets tonight (Wednesday) at 6:30 at the library.
The meeting is open to the public.
The library’s proposed budget calls for spending to increase from last year’s proposed total of $1.243 million to $1.343 million.
That $100,000 spending increase equals the amount of budgeted tax receipts the library expects to receive, documents show.
The documents also show that the library has $1.8 million in reserve.
Proposed and actual spending has continued to increase at the library. In fiscal year 2007-08, the library’s spending budget was $884,849. Spending increased to $1.01 million the following year, and last year jumped 26 percent to $1.243 million.
If the proposed spending in the 2011-12 budget is approved by the board of trustees, it will equal an $458,000, or 35 percent, spending increase since the 2007-08 budget.