This should be a shocking surprise -- except for the fact that the New Hartford Public Library (NHPL) is involved: OD: New Hartford Library surplus surprises some.
So let me get this straight ... The NHPL, which was crying the blues a few months ago over not having enough money and tried to recharter itself to tap the taxpayers even more, was somehow able to amass a $100,000.00 fund that just now came to light?
$100,000 is about 20% of the library's annual budget, no?
While the Town Supervisor (he's a CPA, don't you know) seems to defend this as necessary to keep an organization running, if this was 20% of his town budget, wouldn't that attract the interest of NYS authorities -- i.e., if you can have a rainy day fund that large, you are taxing your residents too much.
Seems like the NHPL Board of Trustees is playing "hide the provolone" with the taxpayers!
New Hartford Online has all the sordid details! $100,000 hiding in the "books" at the New Hartford Public Library?