Library board approves budget, preliminary tax rate

The Jackson County Public Library board of trustees adopted the 2017 budget during its regular meeting Monday at the Seymour Library.

The approved 2017 operating fund budget is $2,282,007 with a preliminary tax rate of $0.1015 per $100 assessed valuation.

The board approved 2017 board meeting dates; 2017 closing dates; health, life, vision and dental insurance changes effective Dec. 1; and surplus furniture and equipment.

Board President Susan Haskett appointed Sally Crouch (chairwoman), Josh Bartley and Kathy Ellis to the nominating committee. The committee will submit a slate of officers at the November meeting for a December election.

The board also discussed progress on the 2017-19 strategic plan and viewed a training video on internal controls.

The board’s next meeting is at 5 p.m. Nov. 21.