Medina’s Lee-Whedon budget up 1.8%

Posted 6 May 2013 at 12:00 am

Public will vote on budget and board member

Press release

MEDINA – The 2013-14 budget for Lee-Whedon Memorial Library would increase spending by 1.8 percent or $10,019 to $573,063.

Lee-Whedon leaders will discuss the budget during an annual meeting 7 p.m. May 13 at the library. Isabella Mark, the current board of trustees vice president, also is up for election at the annual meeting. She is unopposed.

“The Board has again prepared a conservative budget to sustain this vital and viable community asset,” said Mary Ellen Dale, the board president.

Eligible residents in the Medina school district can vote on the budget from noon to 8 p.m. on May 14 at the library.

The library is in the process of replacing a roof that is original to the building from 1966. A state grant is paying for half of that project. Library staff are also planning several interior improvements for the building at the 620 West Ave., including new paint, carpeting and ceiling tile for this fall.

“Building maintenance is our priority at this time, our investment for the future,” Dale said. “We expect to enjoy decreased energy costs thanks to our newly completed insulated roof. We have budgeted for these anticipated expenses and we have also secured grant funds.”

Residents of the school district must present identification and proof or residence to vote on May 14.