|(a) A public library must demonstrate local effort
on an annual basis by maintaining or increasing local operating expenditures
or per capita local operating expenditures. Expenditures for the current
reporting year will be compared to the average of the total local
operating expenditures or to the average of the total per capita local
operating expenditures for the three preceding years.
(b) A public library must have minimum total local
expenditures of $10,650 in local fiscal years 2013, 2014, 2015; $15,000
in local fiscal years 2016, 2017, 2018; $18,000 in local fiscal years
2019, 2020, 2021; and $21,000 in local fiscal years 2022, 2023, 2024.
(c) Exemption: Libraries that expend at least $17.50
per capita and at least $150,000 of local funds are exempt from this