Library Budget

Our Budget

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.

The Budget Committee of the Hood River County Library District, Hood River County, Oregon, will meet to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023. The District meetings are being held in-person and electronically through Zoom (meeting ID#87940626155). The phone number to call into the meeting is (253) 215-8782. The first meeting will be held at 6:00 pm, on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. If needed, the meeting will be continued on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 6:00 pm.

Public comment will be taken in written and phone in format. Written comments received by 5 pm on May 9, 2022 will be read during the public comment section of the meeting on May 10, 2022. Comments by phone will be taken during the public comment section of the meeting on May 10, 2022.

The Budget Committee will receive the budget message, hear comments from the public, and deliberate on the proposed budget. A copy of the budget document may be inspected online at http://hoodriverlibrary.org/about/budget/ or obtained by mail on or after May 3, 2022, via email request to rachael@hoodriverlibrary.org or phone request via phone message to 541-387-7062. Notice of publication is also available at www.hoodriverlibrary.org.

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Budget Committee

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: 2024)
  • Andrea Krol (term ends: 2024)
  • Lani Roberts  (term ends: 2022)
  • Angela Schock  (term ends: 2023)
  • Monica Zorza  (term ends: 2022)

Budgets

[2022-23] (approved)

[2021-22] (approved)

2020-21 (approved)

2019-20 (approved)

2018-19 (approved)

Supplemental budget 2017-18 (approved)

Supplemental budget 2017-18 (approved)

2017-18 (approved)

2016-17 (approved)

2015-16 (approved)

For previous years’ budgets, please contact us.

Budget Committee Meetings

For previous years’ budget committee documents, please contact us.

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