The Homewood Public library board held down costs and was able to approve its $3.29 million budget for 2021-22 at the board meeting on Sept. 15.
The budget is the identical amount as its previous budget. Library Director Colleen Waltman said only two line items changed. Liability insurance increased by $2,000 to $26,000 annually. Waltman reduced the administrative expenses by $2,000 to cover the insurance increase.
“We really tried to do our best,” said Waltman, regarding this year’s annual budget.
The biggest expense is $1.78 million in salaries and benefits for the 43 . . .