Library funds denied, liquor sales up in NYM [UPDATED]Published 10:03am Friday, November 23, 2012 Updated 12:08pm Friday, November 23, 2012
The library in New York Mills requested a $2,000 increase to their annual aid from the city to pay for part-time libarary staff. The funds would have been used for part-time library staff to work an additional three hours per week, allowing two employee to be at the library during open hours.
The library’s request for the second year in a row.
Councilor Julie Gerber said the state sets a minimum cities must contribute to the library, and that the city already gives almost $15,500 more than required.
In the same city council meeting, the NYM municipal liquor store reported higher revenues this year than last. October’s revenues were $15,240 higher than the same month last year.
Liquor store manager Kim Hoban attributes the liquor store success to promoting new products and getting feedback from customers and bringing in products they like.