November 8, 2010
The Marathon County Board of Supervisors meet this afternoon, November 11 at 2:00pm. They will vote on the 2011 budget for Marathon County which includes the Library. The Marathon County Public Library Board meeting is Monday, November 15 at 12:00 noon.
As proposed, the 2011 Library budget calls for not filling at least three full-time Library Assistant staff positions and terminating one of the three Customer Service Librarians. The net loss would be 160 staff hours per week.
According to documents furnished by County Administrator Brad Karger, the Marathon County Public Library system (Headquarters and Branches) employed 55.27 full-time equivalent employees in 2006. Should the proposed 2011 Library budget be passed, that figure will be 46.97. The proposed tax rate would remain at $5.17 per thousand of equalized valuation.