Library spending meeting budgetBy ALEX MCRAE
The Coweta County Public Library System spent slightly less than budgeted for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, according to a financial report presented to the system’s Board of Trustees Tuesday.
Board treasurer Tom Dombroski reported that total expenditures for the just completed year were $1,879,815, amounting to 97.7 percent of the budgeted amount.
“It really benefits every citizen of the community,” Bass said.
Bass said part of the increase in computer usage was a result of people preparing resumes, searching job listings and making online job applications. Bass said the library staff is trained to help people with such tasks and added that “when people are looking for a job they need all the help they can get.”
Bass reported that all programs currently offered at the system’s four facilities — Central Library, A. Mitchell Powell Jr. Library in Newnan, Grantville Library and Senoia Library — were successful and said the county’s approval of the hiring of two new part-time employees would help the system provide more and better services to citizens.
In new business, the janitorial contract for all four libraries was awarded to Cleaning Depot in the amount of $82,357.56.
The October meeting was held at the Senoia Library. Board Chairman Jay Moore announced that the next quarterly meeting will be on Jan. 15, 2013, at 5 p.m. at Central Library.