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WHY DOESN’T THE LIBRARY DISTRICT SAVE AND PAY FOR THESE PROJECTS FROM THEIR RESERVES?

Idaho Law 33-2724 (4) states that "Moneys from the capital assets replacement and repair fund may not be used for the purchase of land or to build new library facilities or to build additions to current library facilities." (https://legislature.idaho.gov/statutesrules/idstat/title33/t33ch27/sect33-2724/)

Unlike other entities, public library districts cannot legally pay for new construction from reserves. Bonds and levies are the only legal mechanisms for expanding and building new locations.