Steps begin to merge Jamestown, Stutsman library servicesAttorneys representing the City Council and Stutsman County Commission are collecting agreements from other communities in the state with combined libraries to serve as a guide in consolidating the two here. Voters approved consolidation of city and county library services in the Nov. 4 election. According to state statute, a written agreement between the two governing bodies is the next step. The agreement will cover such areas as tax collection, personnel issues, administration of a joint fund, the size of the joint board and operating differences.
By: Toni Pirkl, The Jamestown Sun