Library board passes balanced budget

An article that appeared in the Aug. 27 edition of the News Advocate inaccurately reported on the tentative 2014-15 budget that was passed by the Manistee County Library Board this week.

The budget is balanced, with about $1.4 million on the income and expense sides. The laying off of one full-time employee or two part-time employees will give the library board and administration more flexibility, but did not result in a surplus.

A staff wishlist included $32,000 of expenses that could not be funded in the budget.

Personnel expenses went down in the 2014-15 budget from this year by about $9,000.

We apologize for the error.

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