Georgia: Hall County Library Sytem “Feels Pinch From Lack of Funding”
Without increased public funding, the forecast is cloudy on what the future holds for Hall County Library System branches.
“We’ll do all right this year,” Library Director Adrian Mixson told the executive board during a meeting Wednesday night in Gainesville. “But next year … we’re going to be in critical shape.”
The budget increased less than 1 percent this year to about $2.669 million from $2.645 million.
Furlough days for employees and the use of reserve money to cover operational expenses are among the budget constraints the system faced entering the current fiscal year.
The library system could get additional funding if county voters approve a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax in March to support capital projects.
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