Red Lodge passes budget, helps library

Alastair Baker
News Editor
Thursday, August 29, 2019

Red Lodge City Council passed the 2019-20 budget on Tuesday night. At the same time they also provided much needed funding to the Red Lodge Carnegie Library who had asked for an extra $4,000 to help to with operational costs after its reserves had been used up because of an employee falling ill in mid-July. 

The City chose to take $15,000 in unclaimed deposits from water and sewer billing and place this into the reserve account and then provide $6,000 from reserve account to help the library. This money should keep the library operating on full hours till February next year by which time the employee may have returned to work. 

The library was on the verge of having to cut its hours from 38 per week to 24 hours per week starting in September.


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