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July 28, 1926

A special meeting of W. Lafayette Library Board was held July 28 with the following members present – Miss Shoemaker, Mrs. Price, Mr. Burtsfield, Mr. Cunningham & Mr. Vawter.

Mr. Cunningham & Mrs. Price reported budget for following year:

Estimated budget for year July 1 1926 to June 30 1927

Estimated receipts from taxation – 2852.00

Estimated Expenditures

Books, Bindings & Periodicals – 900.00

Salary of Librarian – 1020.00

Assistants for Librarian – 130.00

Janitor & Sanitary supplies – 200.00

Fuel – 150.00

Repairs & upkepp – 200.00

Postage, freight & express – 100.00

Incidentals – 150.00

Total running expenses – 2615.00

Estimate for new addition & equipment

Cash of new addition – 1415.00

Requirement heating – 200.00

Cleaning, painting & general repairs – 300.00

Shelving & new furniture – 500.00

Lighting – 100.00

Incidentals – 100.00

Total estimate – 2615.00

The estimate on the new building & equipment is but an approximation as it is not advanced sufficiently to get bids on many items. Completed it will probably cost between $2500 and $3000.00. Indebtedness for the amount will be incurred & your committee recommends that the September tax levy be increased from 5 cents to 7 cents on the $100.00 and that the increased levy of 2 cents be used only for the payment of our new addition & equipment.

Submitted by the finance committee July 16, 1928. Signed – Ethel B. McQueen, J. B. Cunningham, Grace H. Price. On motion the same was adopted.

Mr. Vawter made a partial report for house committee recommedning certain work in regard to north wall & stairway & the committee was ordered to proceed.

Mr. Cunningham reported some bigs on new shelving for new rooma s follows. Karder – Rand Sales Corporation

17 length unites – 3 law units – quratered oak - $466.--

Decker Bros. - same as above – wood $5.00 and steel – 346.66

Henry Poor Lumber Co – as above – 150.00

Bids were referred to have come with plans to act.

F. A. Burtsfield – Pres.

E. B. Vawter – Sec. Pro. Temp.

 

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