Woodstock Library board passes budget

Woodstock Library Trustees unanimously adopted a 2017 spending plan, asking voters for a 3 percent tax levy increase to fund for more materials and building maintenance.

Proposed spending is $599,616, down 5 percent, or $28,654, from the 2016 budget of $627,870, while the proposed levy of $565,566 is up 3 percent, or $16,378 from the current levy of $549,188. Director Janet Dymond explained that unlike the current year, trustees opted not to use part of the fund balance to offset taxes.

While overall spending is down slightly, the proposed budget increases spending in key . . .

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