Josephine Community Library District is supported by a permanent tax rate of 39 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value for property owners within the district. The district serves about 39,000 residents in four noncontiguous areas surrounding the branch libraries in Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek, plus additional properties which have been approved for annexation into the district. This tax base was created when voters approved measure 17-79 on May 16, 2017 by 53 percent of the vote.
In addition to the tax base, the district collects revenue from fines and fees, interest earnings, grants, and donations. Most donations are raised by the district’s support groups: the Josephine County Library Foundation and the Friends of the Library.
For detailed information about the district’s revenues and expenditures, please refer to the budgets and financial statements below.
FY18: July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018
- Budget Committee meeting minutes, November 30, 2017 (pdf)
- FY18 budget part 1 (pdf) and part 2 (pdf), adopted December 7, 2017
- May 2018 financial statements:
FY19: July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019
- Budget Committee meeting minutes, April 5, 2018 (pdf)
- FY19 budget message (pdf)
- FY19 budget adopted May 17, 2018 (pdf)
The following are the current members of the Josephine Community Library District Budget Committee. The budget officer is Library Director Kate Lasky.
|committee member||board member or appointee||affiliation||term|
|Beecher Ellison, JD||board member||Josephine County Chief Deputy Clerk||2017-2021|
|John Harelson, CPA||board member||CPA, former County Treasurer||2017-2019|
|Bill Kohn, MD||appointee||physician, retired||2017-2018|
|Jay Meredith, CPA
|appointee||finance director, City of Grants Pass||2017-2020|
|Tom Miller||appointee||library department chair, retired
Rogue Community College
Budget Committee Chair
City of Cave Junction
|Jennifer Roberts, Ph.D.
Board Vice President
|board member||freelance writer and
|Laurel Samson, MBA
|board member||consultant, Laurel Samson Management Services
former city manager, City of Grants Pass
|Joanne Stumpf||appointee||finance director, retired, City of Grants Pass||2017-2019|
|Judy Williams, MBA||board member||corporate financial executive, retired,
Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.