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File #: 19-0012    Version: 1
Type: Gen. Bus. - Staff Report Status: Agenda Ready
In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 3/6/2019 Final action:
Title: Library Commission Recommendations Regarding the Use of Manhattan Beach County Library Surplus Funds (Parks and Recreation Director Leyman). APPROVE
Attachments: 1. LA County Library Operating Statement Fiscal Year 2017-2018, 2. Manhattan Beach Library Report 2017-2018
TO:
Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

THROUGH:
Bruce Moe, City Manager

FROM:
Mark Leyman, Parks and Recreation Director
Eve Kelso, Recreation Services Manager

SUBJECT:Title
Library Commission Recommendations Regarding the Use of Manhattan Beach County Library Surplus Funds (Parks and Recreation Director Leyman).
APPROVE
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Recommended Action
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends the City Council approve the Library Commission recommendations for the use of Manhattan Beach County Library surplus funds...Body

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Costs associated with the Library Commission's recommendations, totaling $86,000, would be expended from the Manhattan Beach County Library surplus funds. The recommendations include $61,000 in ongoing annual expenditures and $25,000 in one-time costs for the Family Place certification. The itemized costs are as follows:

1. Full Time Adult Services Librarian to replace unfilled 1/2 time position - $58,000 to augment the current 1/2 time salary (ongoing);
2. Family Place - $25,000 (one time); and
3. Three additional window cleanings per year at $1,000 per cleaning - $3,000 (ongoing).

BACKGROUND:
Each year the County of Los Angeles Public Library provides a summary of activities and a financial report for the Manhattan Beach Library (Attachment). City staff met with County Library staff on January 30, 2019, to discuss the summary and possible service enhancements. The attachment is a summary of services including data on circulation and programming highlights.

The financial summary includes a surplus for last fiscal year of $804,728 and a capital reserve balance of $4,815,643 which may be used for future library services enhancements. This surplus is a result of Manhattan Beach property tax contributions exceeding the cost of library services. It is important to note that these funds are held by the County and are not available for any purpose other than lib...

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