City Adds Money To Library Budget

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JAMESTOWN – Jamestown’s City Council added funding to the James Prendergast Library’s budget during their council voting session Monday night.

Lawmakers approved their 2020 budget with a 16-cent tax rate decrease.

Officials determined they will save around $150,000 in prescription drug claims for current and retired city employees enrolled in the municipality’s self-insurance health care plan.

The council voted to use $110,000 of the $150,000 savings to decrease taxes.

They used $40,000 of the leftover funding to help the library.

In total, the library will receive $100,000 from the city next year.


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