MEETING DATE:               July 28, 2008


FROM:                                   Jay M. Evans, City Manager


SUBJECT:                              Library Operating Hours


Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends the operating hours of the library be modified according to model #3 in the attached report.



The Library is experiencing an acute manpower shortage due to attrition over the last two months and our reluctance to fill vacant positions prior to budget deliberations.  Unfortunately, we do not have the luxury of waiting until the budget document is distributed and workshops begin.  Our employees are suffering under the workload and we could lose even more if we do not provide them some relief.


I will be prepared to brief the Commission on where we are with budget development, and how we are likely to close the gap between revenues and expenditures.  Barbara Morse will be prepared to discuss her report and answer any questions.


A formal resolution of the Commission is not necessary.   A majority vote will provide sufficient direction to the City Manager.



1.  Approve a change in Library operating hours pursuant to model #3; or

2.  Other such action as the Commission may deem appropriate.


Fiscal Impact:

The City can expect to save approximately $150,000 next fiscal year.  The impact on this year has not been calculated, but it will only be beneficial to the General Fund.


Submission Date and Time:    7/25/08 3:49 PM____

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Prepared by:  Jay M. Evans, City Manager

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