Community Spotlight for Jan. 26-Feb. 1, 2020
Retiring Prendergast Library Director Tina Scott
January 26th, 2020 12:00am | Duration:
Retiring director Tina Scott with the James Prendergast Library in Jamestown is our Terry Frank's guest this week, talking about her decision to step aside on Jan. 31, and the library's current fiscal condition. Scott says, while the library is having it's on-going financial issues, she is turning over direction of the library to her top assistant, Annie Green. Green has been managing day-to-day operations for some time now. Scott says, they have been able to get through the past couple of years by using 47, and 40-percent of their endowment funds. However, she says they can't do that long-term. Members of the public will have the chance next May to vote on creating a library tax district to raise a 350,000 dollar local share to replace what the city had been providing many years ago. This year, city lawmakers were able to boost the library's funding from 60,000 to 100,000 dollars. While it's much appreciated, Scott says that's still not enough to leverage state dollars, and meet their budget needs.
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