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Assembly to take on library funding issue

Library funding will be a topic of discussion during Monday’s Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly’s meeting.

The recommended motion will provide $422,570 to the City of Ketchikan to help pay for library operations. In a memo to the Assembly, Borough Manager Dan Bockhorst writes that the funding agreement is essentially the same at last year’s, but it includes a new stipulation that the city will make a “good-faith attempt” to gather data on who uses the library.

The borough had held off on approving the agreement because officials wanted more details about how many non-city residents used the library, and how often.

The funding level in the agreement is $17,332 more than last year’s, according to the memo.

The Assembly meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. Monday in Borough Assembly chambers. Public comment will be heard at the start of the meeting.

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