- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) - Nampa Library officials are asking for a 16 percent budget increase to help pay for new costs associated with their more expensive location.

The Idaho Press-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1debREV) the new facility is twice the size of the previous library and has been occupied since fiscal year 2015. It was funded and completed by the Nampa Development Corporation.

Interim library director Claire Connley says maintenance and utility costs prompted the request for more funds, which is still not enough to cover increases in insurance and technology expenses.

Property taxes fund the library. The city collected $35.2 million in the current tax year and budgeted $1.8 million for the library, accounting for most of the facility’s budget.

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Information from: Idaho Press-Tribune, https://www.idahopress.com

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