COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library Bookmobile Funding Request
Request to use JMRL prior year operating and capital carry-over funds to purchase a new Bookmobile.
January 5, 2004
ACTION: X INFORMATION:
The attached letter from John Halliday, Director of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, requests the use of prior year carry-over operating funds, in addition to previously approved library maintenance and repair funds in the County’s capital budget, to help fund the County’s share of a new Bookmobile.
Strategic Direction: Provide High Quality Educational Opportunities for Albemarle County Citizens of all Ages.
As Mr. Halliday’s letter explains, the County’s share of the Bookmobile cost is $145,360 or 79% of the total cost of the bookmobile of $184,000. To fund the $145,360, the Library proposes using $56,761 in prior year carry-over funds, plus $88,599 in unused maintenance and repair funds that have already been budgeted in the County’s CIP.
The Library has justified the need for a new Bookmobile for some time, since the current one is becoming expensive to maintain and is frequently out of service. Using previously budgeted funds to fund the County’s share of the bookmobile seems to be good funding alternative.
Staff recommends approval for the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library to utilize $56,761 in prior year carry-over funds, as well as $88,599 in previously budgeted repair and maintenance funds in the County’s CIP. This approved expenditure requires no additional funds from the County.
Letter from John Halliday
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