Favors Finance Committee's recommendation
To the Editor:
The consequences of the Board of Selectmen's recommendation of $191,250 for the Rumford Public Library budget for 2013-14 would result in major cuts in library services.
The Board of Trustees would be forced to close the library on Saturday and also on Tuesday night. The purchase of new books and DVDs would be cut by 50 percent, costs for necessities such as oil, electricity, telephone, bathroom supplies, cleaning supplies, computer repairs and updates, repairs to the furnace and other equipment would all have to be cut.
In addition, there would be one staff position cut and other staff would have reduced hours. With the recommended amount, most items in the budget would have to be cut.
Please vote to keep the library open for 49 hours each week. Vote for the Finance Committee's recommendation for the library on Tuesday, July 23.