I would like to express my apology for conveying bad and incomplete information to my board members and the local press at our board meeting last Monday. As I expressed in our meeting I did not have the documents that I needed to cooberate the city budget publication (from October) that I based my conclusions on. These documents are located at http://admin.ks.gov/offices/chief-financial-officer/municipal-services/municipal-budgets/municipal-budgets---fy-2017---cities.
The Great Bend City budget has not been published here (as of today) with all the documents that I need to make an accurate assessment. Decisions for spending in 2017 need to be ratified by the library board before the new year begins so I waited until the Dec. 12, meeting to present my findings and look at options for a reduced budget.
The GBPL staff, board and administration are grateful to the City of Great Bend for the support given to the library. We will continue to make an impact on the education community, and serve the needs of all citizens of our city.
Harry Willems, Director GBPL