Thursday, December 2, 2010

New Hartford Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting...

Tuesday, November 30, 2010.

This is the video of the first part of the meeting...



Trustees were asked to approve the 2011 budget. Unfortunately, Treasurer Earl Cunningham was unable to attend the meeting and was therefore unavailable to answer questions from the trustees.

Here is the 2011 budget that was presented for adoption. The anticipated 2011 Oneida County income had to be reduced by $14,000 because of the cuts in the county budget; therefore, instead of the original $59,000 in the budget it is now $45,000 in the 2011 adopted budget.

As a separate document they also distributed the actuals for January 2010 through October 2010.

However, we thought it would be more meaningful to put the two documents together; the 2010 actuals through October and the proposed 2011 budget. Here is our spreadsheet:


For larger print, either click on the graphic or here is a pdf version that is easier to read.

Hmm...$626,200 of expenses with an expectation of $612,200 of income [if you include the extra $30,000 of income they are hoping to get from either the town or the county]. However, without the $30,000 from the town/county [it is doubtful that this will come to fruition], their budget is short $44,000.

A budget where the anticipated income does not at least equal the anticipated expenses...is that called deficit spending or irresponsible budgeting? Mr. Wiatr was the only 'nay' vote on the budget.


About 20 minutes into the meeting, they voted to enter an executive session to discuss people that they are going to recommend for town board approval as trustees to replace two current trustees whose terms expire on December 31, 2010.



A few minutes later, the executive session ended. Here is the rest of the meeting after the executive session was adjourned...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Was looking over Library Budget....Noted the following increases........Books went from $33,000 to $60,000....Recordings $7,000 to $12,000,Contracts $23,000 to $32,000,Utilities $22,000 to $32,000 Building Expenses $7,000 to $15,000(must be a mis-print),Supplies $12,000 to $15,000, Plus all fringe benefits rose (no employee participation) and Professional-$20,000 (whatever that is) ...This does not sound like a bare bones budget to me!!!! LEAVES ALOT TO BE EXPLAINED,ESPECIALLY WITH BEING CLOSED 1 DAY A WEEK....I WOULD NOT HAVE VOTED FOR THIS BUDGET EITHER!!! Also,there should be a nominal fee for groups holding meetings there. Where does this budget go from here???