Category Archives: Library

Library Ups Capital Improvement Amount

Contributed by APT Editors Wednesday, 01 February 2006 The FY2007-2012 Capital Improvement Plan has been released. And, no surprise, the library once again has its hand in the till. Last year officials snuck in $300K in furnishings and fixtures for … Continue reading

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Library Fundraising now for ‘Extras’

The Library Committee has raised $168,500 toward their $500,000 goal for the new library. The money will supplement taxpayer-financed furnishings and fittings. Remember when the plan was a $7MM library with $3MM in donations to offset the total cost so … Continue reading

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Mr. Bohenko Can Not Spin Gold Out of Straw

At the time $7MM was bonded for the library it was to cost taxpayers $4MM, with $3MM to be raised through private contributions. Recent developments indicate we are currently looking at a taxpayer funded cost of $7,242,404, assuming an additional … Continue reading

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Library Costs Now $8.3MM, Is This Finally The End?

Tuesday, 05 April 2005 The Portsmouth City Council approved taking $1MM from the city’s fund balance to pay for increased library costs. They have now approved $8.3MM for the library, which at one time was to cost taxpayers $4MM. Is … Continue reading

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To the Council: Don’t Use Fund Balance for the Library!

Contributed by APT Editors Monday, 04 April 2005 This letter was mailed to each member of the City Council on Apr 1, 2005, and presented at the Council meeting on Apr 4th to express the Association of Portsmouth Taxpayers (APT) … Continue reading

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Taxpayers Outraged! But Not Surprised…

In response to Diane Kelley-Tefft’s January 28, 2005 ´Right To Know¡ request, which asked City Manager Bohenko a series of questions about library, we were flabbergasted to read the following: ‘The total cost of building the new library on Parrot … Continue reading

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