Budget and Long-term Planning Committee meeting summary - June 18, 2020

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The Library Board Budget and Long-term Planning Committee met Thursday, June 18, 2020, via Microsoft Teams.


Committee members: Tim Dolan, Jonathan Gaw and Rahfat Hussain

Library Board members: Christopher Damsgard, Erin Vrieze Daniels and Sheila Letscher

Staff: Janet Mills and Jeannette Lewis

Welcome and Call to Order

Chair Rahfat Hussain called the meeting to order at 5:01 p.m. and welcomed attendees.

Approval of Agenda and Meeting Summary
Motion by: Tim Dolan
Seconded by: Sam Neisen
Motion passed.

Discuss Year 2021 Budget

Janet Mills introduced Interim Library Budget and Finance Manager Curt Haats. Curt has been with Hennepin County for over 30 years. Curt discussed the Library’s 2021 operating budget request. Because the budget request must account for zero increase in property tax revenue, cuts have been made but it is still not enough to reach the budget target. At this time a specific line item budget can’t be shared. Some FTE and collection reductions will need to happen to meet the budget target. County Administration and the County Board will make the final decision.

Adjourn Motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:18 p.m.
Motion by: Rahfat Hussain
Seconded by: Tim Dolan
Motion passed.