Hood River County Library District is supported by a permanent tax base at a rate of $0.39 per $1,000 of assessed property value within the county. This tax base was created when voters approved measure 14-39 on November 2, 2010. The district receives between $1070,000 and $1090,000 in tax revenue annually.
In addition to taxes, the district receives monies from fees, interest earnings, agreements with other government entities, private and public grants, and donations. Most of these donations are raised by the library’s two support groups, the Friends of the Hood River County Library and the Hood River County Library Foundation. The District makes a modest amount of income on charges for things such as copies, non-resident cards, and commercial meeting room use. Here is the current schedule of fees that the District charges.
For detailed information about the district’s revenues and expenditures, please refer to the budgets.
A public meeting of the Hood River County Library District Board of Directors will be held on June 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm through Zoom conferencing https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88987942233, Meeting ID: 889 8794 2233, or 1-253-215-8782 . The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021 as approved by the Hood River County Library District Budget Committee. A copy of the budget may be inspected or obtained at Hood River Library (502 State St, Hood River), Cascade Locks Library (300 Wa-Na-Pa St, Cascade Locks), or Parkdale Library (7300 Clear Creek Rd, Parkdale) or viewed online below. This budget is for an annual budget period and was prepared on the cash basis of accounting, the same as last year.
The Library District Budget Committee is responsible for reviewing and recommending changes to the annual budget presented to them by Library Director/Budget Officer. They typically meet in early and, if necessary, mid-May. The Committee’s approved budget is then forwarded to the Board of Directors for final approval in June. The Budget Committee is composed of the Board of Directors and an equal number of citizens at large. The current Budget Committee is as follows:
- Jen Bayer (term ends: 2021)
- Monica Zorza (term ends: 2022)
- Lani Roberts (term ends: 2022)
- Angela Schock (term ends: 2023)
- Open position to be filled.
2019-20 fiscal year
2018-19 fiscal year
2017-18 fiscal year
2016-17 fiscal year
2015-16 fiscal year
For previous years’ audit documents, please contact us.
Budget Committee Meetings
- May 18, 2021
- May 11, 2021
- May 13, 2020
- May 14, 2019
- May 15, 2018
- May 8, 2018 (Canceled)
- May 9, 2017
- May 2, 2017
- May 10, 2016
- May 26, 2015
For previous years’ budget committee documents, please contact us.