Baker County Library District is supported by a permanent tax base at a rate of $0.554 per $1,000 of assessed property value within the county. This tax base was created when voters approved a measure forming the library district in 1988. The district also currently receives supplemental income from a 5-year local option levy at a rate of $0.249 per $1,000, which provides 28-30% of the district's tax revenue. With the two rates together, the district receives between $830,000 and $880,000 in tax revenue annually.
In addition to taxes, the district receives monies from fines and fees, interest earnings, agreements with other government entities, private and public grants, and donations. Most of these donations are raised by the library's two support groups, the Friends of the Baker County Library and the Baker County Library Foundation.
For detailed information about the district's revenues and expenditures, please refer to the budgets.
- 2015-16 budget *adopted* by Library Board
- 2015-16 budget *approved* by Budget Committee
- 2015-16 budget *proposed* by Budget Officer
- 2014-15 budget (adopted)
- 2013-14 budget (adopted)
- 2012-13 budget (adopted)
2013-14 fiscal year - Financial report
2012-13 fiscal year - Financial report
2011-12 fiscal year - Financial report
2010-11 fiscal year - Financial report
The Library District Budget Committee is responsible for reviewing and recommending changes to the annual budget presented to them by Library Director/Budget Officer. They typically meet in mid and, if necessary, late-May. The Committee's approved budget is then forwarded to the Board of Directors for final approval in June. The Budget Committee is composed of the Board of Directors and an equal number of citizens at large. The 2014-15 Budget Committee is as follows:
- Aletha Bonebrake (term ends: 2015)
- Linda Collier (term ends: 2015)
- Tom Hudson (term ends: 2016)
- Joy Leamaster (term ends: 2017)
- Maryalys Urey (term ends: 2017)
Budget Committee meetings
- June 15, 2015
- May 27, 2015