Measure Details

In May 2018, Wallowa County residents will have the opportunity to choose - either create a library district with a .65/$1,000 assessed value property tax per household and retain the services provided by the Wallowa County Library, or close the County Library due to budget cuts.

In addition to the closure of the Wallowa County Library location, additional county-wide services that are scheduled to cease June 1st include Early Literacy Programs, Deliver-me-a-Book, Branch Libraries in Troy and Imnaha, and programming/administrative support to City Libraries.

After county government announced it’s decision to defund the library last fall, a grant was secured by the Wallowa County Library Foundation to hire a consultant and identify the best way forward - keeping both quality and cost as priorities. Several possible solutions were researched and analyzed. The resulting Feasibility Study (download here) outlines the recommended Library District as the lowest cost option for retaining quality library services in Wallowa County, and establishes a .65/$1000 tax rate per household.

Leadership within each municipality was given the option to opt in to inclusion in the district, or opt out. Only Lostine opted out - therefore the proposed District to be voted on this May will not include Lostine city residents. Lostine residents will still have an option to purchase individual Library Cards regardless of whether the district passes or fails.

Please vote "YES" for Wallowa County Libraries!


a YES vote

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NO LIBRARY CLOSURES



 

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EXPANDED PROGRAMMING

 

Continuation of current programs plus expanded programs to reach new users

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IMPROVED EFFICIENCY

Libraries consolidated and operate as one system

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MORE LIBRARY HOURS

40% increase county-wide from 118 hours per week to 164

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NEW LIBRARY DISTRICT

Tax rate is 65 cents per $1,000/assessed value for each household ($48.75/year for average residential property)

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IMPROVING STANDARDS

Per capita spending increases to 94% of state norm

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ACCESS FOR ALL

No additional library fees for any county residents (Does not include Lostine city residents)

a NO vote

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LIBRARIES WILL CLOSE

 

Permanent closure of County, Troy, and Imnaha Libraries

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FEWER PROGRAMS

 

72% cut in programs serving children, families, job-seekers, seniors, and homebound

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LOST GRANT FUNDING

$54,000 annually (approx. $1M since 2000)

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REDUCED LIBRARY HOURS

39% cut county-wide from 118 hours per week to 72

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LOSE COUNTY SUPPORT FOR CITY LIBRARIES

Early literacy and school age programs eliminated

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DECLINING STANDARDS

Per capita spending drops from 61% to 38% of statewide norms

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NEW LIBRARY FEES

46% of residents will need to purchase a Library Card (approx. $70/year)


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What is the proposed Wallowa County Library District?

The Library District would bring together all six of our libraries (Wallowa, Enterprise, Joseph, Troy, Imnaha and the County Library) into one system governed by an elected board. The tax money raised for the District would pay for salaries, library collections and programming, as well as provide for increased hours, staff, and services at all libraries. The cities that own their own library buildings will be asked to contribute the continued use of those library buildings and grounds to the new Library District. Troy and Imnaha libraries are housed within their schools. The County would provide continued use of the current County Library building to the new Library District.


Why do we need the Library District?

In April, 2017, the Wallowa County Board of Commissioners, facing a budget shortfall, voted to permanently close the County Library, which would also include closing the branches in Troy and Imnaha, as well as ending a broad range of programs offered in all of our libraries throughout the county for infants, young children, families, job-seekers, seniors and shut-ins. This is because many of these programs have been provided by the County Library and have been funded by grants it has obtained.

In June 2017, compelling testimony at a public hearing convened by the Wallowa County Board of Commissioners convinced the Commissioners to keep the County Library open temporarily, with greatly reduced hours and programming, while funding solutions could be explored. An Economic Feasibility Study (available HERE) was completed in September 2017, which concluded that a Special Library District would be the most viable way to continue library services. A vote on the formation of a Wallowa County Library District will be included as a Ballot Measure during the May 15, 2018 election.

If the Library District ballot measure does not pass, the County Library, as well as the Troy and Imnaha branches, would close on June 30, 2018. Seventy-two per cent of the current library programs offered through all the libraries in the County would be lost, along with the grant funding that provided those programs.


How would the proposed Library District, County, and cities work together?

The recommended tax rate of up to 65¢ per $1000 of evaluation was determined by the Feasibility Study to be the lowest rate that would sustainably provide library services throughout Wallowa County. However, this is only possible if the cities and County agree to allow their library assets to become part of the District. The budget and tax rate is based on the County and the cities providing the library facilities, existing collections, shelving and equipment without charge to the District. The County and cities would provide adequate space, whether owned or leased, facility repair and maintenance, grounds upkeep, property and liability insurance, and power and sanitation utility costs. Capital improvements would be negotiated and something that the cities, County, and District could plan for and work on together.

The Library District would pay for all annual operations, including: personnel, library materials, and other operational expenses, such as janitorial and telecommunications. Personnel salaries, wages, and fringe benefits, including workmen’s compensation insurance, would be the responsibility of the Library District Board.

Once the District operations are established, the District Board, cities, and County could revisit their agreements, taking into account the actual expenditures of the local governments as well as how actual revenues and expenses for the District are playing out. These agreements between the Library District and the individual city and County governments could be updated as needed.


When will county residents vote on the formation of the Library District?

Ballots will need to be received at the Wallowa County Courthouse by Tuesday, May 15, 2018.


What, specifically, will be voted on?

The Ballot Measure will be a vote as to whether or not to establish a Wallowa County Library District with a tax rate of up to 65 cents per $1000 of assessed property value, and the election of a five-member Library District Board to govern the district.


How would the Library District affect me financially?

The new Library District would be funded by a special, dedicated tax of up to 65 cents per $1000 of assessed property value. For example, the Library District tax per year on the average assessed residential property value of $75,000 in the county would be $48.75. If you’d like to know what your tax contribution to the Library District would be, please use this tax calculator. This is a county-wide tax except for residents living within the city limits of Lostine, whose city council voted not to join the proposed Library District. Lostine city residents would need to pay for a library card to use library services at one of the library branches at an estimated cost of $70 per year.


What would be GAINED if the Library District measure PASSES?

  1. Library hours would be increased at all libraries across the county from 118 hours per week to 164 hours per week, allowing for an increase of at least 10 hours per week at each library. City libraries would be able to offer evening and weekend hours. This would help address the needs identified by county residents who attended community meetings last fall requesting additional hours.
  2. Programs that benefit all ages would be continued and increased.
  3. Grants that provide more programs for all segments of the community would continue to be written by the County Library Director.
  4. Duplicate administrative work now done at individual libraries would be consolidated.
  5. Jobs would be created for library personnel to work during the increased hours. The Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) positions for librarians within the county would increase from currently 2.4 FTEs to 6.5 FTEs.
  6. Funding would allow for the creation of a Family Literacy Center.
  7. Increased electronic device assistance through volunteers and job training.
  8. Enhanced library services for school age children and teens.
  9. Increased outreach to underserved areas.

What will be LOST if the District measure FAILS?

  1. Troy and Imnaha branches would close, impacting both residents and school locations.
  2. The County Library would close, ending 72% of the programs provided to all six library locations in the county.
  3. Grant support provided through the County Library Director for programs delivered to all the county’s libraries would end.
  4. Classroom and home school curriculum support provided by the County Library. (Home school curriculum support would be available to residents within the City of Enterprise and to those other county residents purchasing a Library Card.)
  5. “Deliver-Me-A-Book!” for seniors and homebound people.
  6. Community clubs (cribbage, Puzzle Exchange, exercise class)
  7. Community Service Worker site
  8. Training Wheels program, provided since 1995 at daycares, preschools, city libraries, Building Healthy Families, Head Starts, home school groups, schools, and local organizations
  9. Leap Into Literacy Storytimes
  10. Free children’s books
  11. Rotating Book Bags
  12. Newborn Baby Book Bags
  13. Up and Away Afterschool Programs
  14. Literacy Packets
  15. Parent Education Resources
  16. Read Early, Read Often Campaign
  17. Read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge
  18. Kindergarten Readiness Activities
  19. Preschool Science
  20. Social Media Services (Early Literacy and Learning; Gardening; Travel Pinterest boards; Facebook)

How would having the Library District provide benefits to the cities and city libraries?

  1. By having a permanent tax dedicated to the Library District, all libraries would have stable funding that is not threatened by the ups and downs of annual budget constraints faced by elected officials of the cities and County. Right now, each individual city library is funded through their cities’ general fund. However, libraries are the only non-mandated services that city provides. “Non-mandated” means the state does not require them to provide that service. In the event there is a budget shortfall, all mandated departments must continue to be funded.

    Libraries, however, are funded at the pleasure of the City Council. This means that the amount of money spent on a library can change from year to year; or, as we’ve seen, can be eliminated completely, making it hard to plan and trust that funding will be there. A library district would provide annual and sustained funding that never has to compete with Police, Fire, Parks, Administration, etc. The proposed Library District ensures that your library and the continued provision of its service will be available into the future, without having to face the risk each year of being de-funded by their city councils.

  2. The programs that all our city libraries have been able to offer would continue, while most of those programs would disappear if the Library District measure fails. With passage of the measure, the County Library Director would be able to continue applying for grants that can increase programs offered in every library.

  3. City libraries currently each pay a fee to the Sage Catalog system that enables inter-library loans of books and other materials. The Library District would only have to pay one fee that would cover all the libraries, which would be less than the total of all individual fees paid by the different libraries at present.

  4. The administrative tasks now required of Wallowa, Enterprise and Joseph to run their own libraries would be consolidated and carried out under the District, freeing up resources and personnel time for both the cities and the libraries.

    The public libraries in the County have worked very effectively to leverage resources, minimize duplication, and coordinate their efforts to provide as much as possible to everyone in the County. The closure of the County Library would result in competition among the remaining city libraries, likely forcing them to deny services to non-residents who cannot pay.


Can’t the city libraries carry on as usual, even without the County Library?

Eliminating County Library services would undercut services to all the residents of the county. This is because the County Librarian has been the principal provider of early literacy, youth and family programs, as well as outreach to senior, homebound and isolated residents throughout the county. The County Librarian has also obtained an average of $54,000 annually in additional grant monies, or nearly $1M since 2000 for these programs, which the county as a whole would lose.

City librarians who already work only part-time would not have the hours available to seek out and write grants. With city budgets already stretched to cover mandated services, it is unlikely that there would be additional funding available to replace the programs lost by the elimination of the County Library. Seventy-two percent of the programs that county residents of all ages have come to rely on would simply disappear.

If the ballot measure passes, however, estimated revenues from the new Library District in FY 2018-19 would be $490,313, based on a tax rate of up to $0.65 per $1,000 of assessed value. This would allow the new Library District to increase staff from the current 2.4 Full-Time Equivalents (FTEs) to 6.5 FTEs, enabling operations at six locations, and increasing library hours from the current 118 total hours to 166 hours. The ratio of library staff to residents would increase from .48 to .90 per thousand residents. The County Librarian would be able to continue writing grants that support programs, and those offerings at all libraries across the county would be sustained or increased.


Can volunteers continue to provide delivery services even if the County Library is closed?

The “Deliver-Me-A-Book!” Program serves seniors, homebound, and child-care providers with books and materials. The program maintains a large collection of materials, including: large print books, audiobooks, videos; large print magazines, and children's book boxes. The county library maintains 40+ boxes with 25 ready to learn activities in each box, which are put together and delivered to each child-care site. Staff is needed to operate this program. Funding to continue delivering the program must be secured and tracked. Supplies and books need to be ordered. Materials must be tracked - this includes check-outs, check-ins, and record keeping for each patron. Requested items must be ordered, processed and tracked through the Sage Library System, according to library standards. All materials for delivery are housed in the County Library. When the County Library closes on June 30th, the County Commissioners will decide what happens to all these materials. City Libraries simply do not have the space, much less the funding or staff time to take on the “Deliver-Me-A-Book!” Program – even with volunteer assistance.


How does Wallowa County library spending compare to libraries statewide?

The closure of the County Library puts the well-being of all library services in the Wallowa County at a tipping point. The funding level of public libraries in the county overall falls far below per capita funding for libraries in Oregon. The result is that hours of service are very limited and staffing levels are extremely low, thereby limiting the libraries’ reach to individuals and families that are in need of services. The closure of the County Library would undercut services to all of the people of the County. It would further erode already spare per capita funding for library services.

The city libraries are also struggling due to low funding. The FY2017-18 combined operating budgets for all four of the public libraries is just 48% of the per capita spending for public libraries in Oregon. The closure of the County Library in FY 2018-19 would further drop per capita spending for public libraries to 38% of state norms. Only the Enterprise Public Library comes close to per capita norms (93% of state norms); however, it also is struggling to meet the most basic level (called “essential”) Standards for Oregon Public Libraries.

To break it down into more detail, in FY 2017-18, all the public libraries combined in Wallowa County (Wallowa City Library, Enterprise City Library, Joseph City Library, and the Wallowa County Library, with branches in Troy and Imnaha) spend approximately $35.01 per capita, or just 48% of the average per capita spending of $72.50, state-wide.

If the Library District measure fails, causing the closure of the County Library, Troy and Imnaha libraries, the per capita spending in Wallowa County would drop further to $28.71 in FY 2018-19, or only 38% of the state-wide norm.

However, passage of the Library District would allow for per capita spending of $71.06 in FY 2018-19, bringing it up to 95% of the statewide per capita expenditure on libraries of $74.68.


What standards were city libraries evaluated by?

The Oregon State Library has identified a set of Standards by which they evaluate libraries. Library professionals from small, medium and large libraries across the state developed the Standards. These Standards recognize the wide diversity of libraries across the state. The Standards are a crucial tool for assessing and guiding the development of quality library services for all Oregonians. Click here to read the “Standards for Oregon Public Libraries”..

The Standards recognize three levels of achievement: Essential, Enhanced and Exemplary. Based on the Standards, all our libraries in Wallowa County fail to meet even the most basic standard of Essential, with the exception of the Enterprise City Library, which barely achieves the basic Essential level.

  • Essential - A public library operating below essential is in critical condition and needs local, state and OLA support.
  • Enhanced - This level recognizes programs, services and other aspects of a public library that stand out compare to their peers.
  • Exemplary - This level recognizes public libraries for being state and national leaders.

What is the Wallowa County Library Foundation, and what is its role in the Library District campaign?

The Wallowa County Library Foundation was formed about ten years ago as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization to accept individual donations for the benefit of all libraries in Wallowa County. The Foundation accepts requests from individual libraries to provide funds for special projects. It needs to remain separate from the Library District, because as a nonprofit organization, it is not allowed to participate in political activities, such as a tax district with an elected Board.

The Foundation was permitted, however, to fund the Feasibility Study to determine what a library district would look like financially and functionally. That effort was completed through the successful acquisition of a $30,000 grant that allowed the Foundation to hire an expert consultant, Ruth Metz. Ms. Metz has developed the framework for several library districts in Oregon and Northern California, both from larger communities and communities more similar to Wallowa County. Her “Economic Feasibility Report for a Wallowa County Library District” is available for review HERE.


What services do our Wallowa County libraries provide?

  1. Information and resources, from books to newspapers to online computer use.
  2. A place to pay bills, or sign up for government services like Unemployment and Social Security.
  3. A gathering place to participate in programs like early literacy, summer reading programs for children, after-school programs, book clubs, and senior services like “Deliver-Me-A-Book!” for those who cannot get to the library.
  4. High-speed Internet access for job searching, boater certification, obtaining a food handler card, updating your Social Security, working on a GED, college classes, and distance learning.
  5. Learning centers for electronic devices.
  6. Services that reach isolated members of our community.
  7. An inclusive, safe, and friendly environment that supports social networking, reading and resourcefulness.
  8. Libraries in Wallowa County change lives by helping people learn and connect.

With so many cell phones and home computers, do local residents still need or use our libraries?

  1. During the 2016-17 fiscal year, our Wallowa County libraries were used 29,312 times at the physical locations. This does not include people who used their libraries remotely via wireless Internet access, and programs like Library2Go, Early Learning Literacy Packets, Newborn Baby Book Bags, Storytimes or Rotating Book Boxes;
  2. 56,881 materials were loaned through the County and City Libraries in the 2016-17 fiscal year;
  3. People used the County Library’s Internet services 3,667 times;
  4. Participation of individuals in the County Library’s programs was 6,088.

What if I don’t use the libraries myself? Why are they still needed?

Libraries are beneficial to all communities, whether or not every resident uses the library. They are a place every person can come to be informed and educated at every stage of life. From learning to read to learning to use the computer, doing a job search or researching one’s ancestry, libraries provide tools needed to be happy and productive citizens.

Individuals with good reading skills excel in school, get well-paying jobs, learn to think creatively and be resourceful. Every Wallowa County resident benefits, whether or not they personally use the libraries, when others do so to educate the children of our community and to inform themselves. The educational success of children, facilitated by the library programs at an early age, reduces the future risk of unemployment and poverty and the problems that can result from these circumstances. Libraries are a part of a community’s assets for supporting individual success and economic growth. They add to everyone’s quality of life.


How would home schooling families be affected by the Library District?

A number of homeschooling families live outside of the city limits of Wallowa, Enterprise and Joseph. If the District measure passes, they would benefit from increased hours at all of the libraries across the county and continued reading and literacy programs. They would continue to have access with a free library card unless they live within the city limits of Lostine. Lostine city residents will need to purchase a library card because their council voted not to participate in the Library District.

If the District measure fails, families within city limits of Wallowa, Enterprise and Joseph would have free access to their libraries, but everyone living outside of city limits would need to purchase a library card at an estimated cost of $70 per year. Home schooling families outside city limits would lose free access to the curriculum support they have received from the county library. Families who have depended on the Troy or Imnaha libraries will need to travel farther for library services.


What important children’s programs would be lost if the County Library closes?

Early Literacy Outreach Programs:
Early literacy is what children learn about reading and writing before they can actually read or write. Beginning at birth, children begin developing important early literacy skills that prepare them for reading and school success. The County Library provides the following services to support early literacy:

Newborn Baby Book Bags (given to new families at Wallowa Memorial Hospital)
Free Children’s Books (distributed to food banks, Christmas Baskets, childcare sites)
Literacy Packets (for non-library users, distributed at local agencies & childcare sites)
Leap Into Literacy (for birth to 5 years of age)
Storytimes & Children’s Programs Preschool Science Programs
Ready to Learn Activities
Parent Resources
Read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge (from September 2016 through December 2017, Wallowa County children have read 22,350 books!)

School Age Outreach Programs / Summer Reading Programs Provided by County Library:
School age programs for children assist budding readers, help with school work, instill a love of reading, improve language skills, and prevent the loss of reading skills. Summer Reading programs are especially important, as they keep children reading throughout the summer, which helps them avoid losing skills gained during the school year. Summer Reading programs also teach children decision-making and math skills. Children living in the unincorporated county or in the City of Lostine, which will not be within the library district boundaries, would lose access to the Summer Reading Programs, unless they purchase a Library Card from one of the city libraries. The County Library provides these services for almost 400 school age children per year:

Summer Reading Programs
Up & Away Afterschool Programs
Special Events

Parents reported after participating in Wallowa County Library’s Summer Reading Program that 100% of their children were reading almost every day.

Training Wheels Programs:
Since 1995, the Wallowa County Library has brought the Training Wheels program to daycares and preschools, city libraries, Building Healthy Families, Head Starts, home school groups, schools and other local organizations.

This program provides storytimes and early literacy programs, with opportunities for children to learn social interaction, how to follow directions, gain longer attention spans, and learn how to count and sing their ABCs. The “Read Early, Read Often” campaign educates parents and childcare providers on the importance of reading from birth and the role it plays in early brain development.

From 2005 to 2016, over 5200 children have been enrolled; 102,782 “Ready to Learn” activities and parent resources have been distributed; 27,503 free children’s books have been distributed; and 92% of parents reported that their child gained early literacy and kindergarten readiness skills as a result of these programs.


Why does Early Literacy matter?

Early literacy enables children to become successful students who graduate from high school and become productive citizens. People who are good readers are much more likely to go on to higher education and find employment.

Children without early literacy support are at risk of having difficulties as they grow up. One in six children who are not reading proficiently in the third grade do not graduate from high school on time. Children who do not receive a high-quality early childhood education are 25% more likely to drop out of school, 40% more likely to become a teen parent, and 70% more likely to be arrested for a violent crime. The Wallowa County Library has supported families and children since 1995 with the materials and resources that help children succeed in life.


What important adult programs would be lost if the County Library closes?

“Deliver-Me-A-Book!” provides doorstep delivery of library materials to the homebound and seniors across Wallowa County who cannot get to a library. This program makes over 600 deliveries of more than 2,200 materials per year. Since its beginning, this program has provided 7,907 deliveries of 26,534 library materials. This is a crucial service to seniors, whose lives are enhanced by reading through reduced stress, improved memory, increased knowledge, mental stimulation and increased analytical skills.

The program currently serves many people in our three cities that have their own libraries. As of November 2017, 100% of the Enterprise residents who benefit from this program live in the city limits; 89% of the Wallowa residents benefiting and 90% of Joseph residents benefitting live in the city limits. “Deliver-Me-A-Book!” services would be eliminated, however, if the Library District measure fails and the County Library that provides the program is closed.


How would the vote on the District measure affect access to the SAGE Library Catalog?

All residents of the county presently have access to all of the libraries in the county and to the 81 libraries in the SAGE Consortium that enables interlibrary loan. If the District measure fails, this would not be true any longer for residents of the unincorporated county or to residents of cities not in the district boundaries. Residents of Joseph, Enterprise, and Wallowa with library cards would have access, but not people outside those cities, unless they purchase a library card. In addition, each library in the county currently pays its own fee for access to the SAGE catalog. If the Library District measure passes, the District would pay ONE fee for all of the libraries, which is less expensive than the current total paid by all of our libraries.


I have a free library card from Enterprise even though I live outside the city limits. Would my access change if the Library District measure fails? Would current cardholders be grandfathered in?

If the District measure fails, the County Library, Troy Library and Imnaha Library would be closed on June 30, 2018. That closure would leave 3,255 residents of the unincorporated county without tax-supported public library services. The remaining city libraries would be strained to serve these residents, in addition to their own city residents. It is anticipated that city libraries would need to charge approximately $70/year for a non-resident library card. It is anticipated that current non-resident cardholders would not have any library privileges beyond June 30, 2018, without paying the new annual fee.


If the District measure fails and I pay for a library card at one city library, would I have library privileges at the other libraries?

If the ballot measure fails, each city library would need to work with their boards and city councils to determine the rules, privileges, and fees for library cards.


If the District measure fails, what would happen to all the books at the County Library, Troy, and Imnaha?

These books belong to the County and it is not known at this time what would happen to them. If the ballot measure does not pass, these libraries would close their doors on June 30, 2018.


If the District measure fails, bringing the County Library’s programs to an end, can’t Wallowa, Joseph, and Enterprise libraries run their own programs with volunteers?

It is not likely that enough volunteers can be found to run the programs. It takes time to train a volunteer, and that person needs to be able to give a long-term commitment to make it worthwhile to invest the necessary time. City librarians, as part-time employees, have little time in their schedules to train people. There is also no funding for gas expenses to take books to shut-ins, elderly, or remote county residents for the Deliver-Me-A-Book! program.


As a resident within the city limits of Wallowa, Enterprise, or Joseph, I already help pay for our city library through our city taxes. I support libraries for their contribution to building strong communities, but I don’t want to be “double-taxed” by both the city and the new Library District.

Your city government would no longer need to budget for their city’s library operations. Your city government would be able to re-program those funds for other needs. For example, the City of Joseph might choose to re-program the funds for street repairs, or refurbishing city sewer lines, or other pressing needs. The City of Enterprise is just beginning their consideration of how the city library operational funds could be re-programmed to address other needs and priorities, such as parks and recreation, or police, fire and emergency services. City residents of Wallowa, Enterprise and Joseph are encouraged to let their elected officials know how they would like to see their library funds re-programmed.


How can we contact our elected officials to express our views?

Susan Roberts | WC Commissioner | 541-426-4543 x 133
Todd Nash | WC Commissioner | 541-426-4543 x 132
Paul Castilleja | WC Commissioner | 541-426-4543 x 131
Dennis Sands | Mayor of Joseph | 541-432-3832 | cityofjosephoregon@gmail.com
Pearl Sturm | Joseph Councilor | 541-432-3832 | cityofjosephoregon@gmail.com
Teresa Sajonia | Joseph Councilor | 541-432-3832 | cityofjosephoregon@gmail.com
Michael Lockhart | Joseph Councilor | 541-432-3832 | cityofjosephoregon@gmail.com
Kathy Bingham | Joseph Councilor | 541-432-3832 | cityofjosephoregon@gmail.com
George Ballard | Joseph Councilor | 541-432-3832 | cityofjosephoregon@gmail.com
Stacey Karvoski | Mayor of Enterprise | 541-426-4196 | mayorofenterprise@gmail.com
Jenni Word | Enterprise Councilor | 541-426-4196
Dave Elliott | Enterprise Councilor | 541-426-4196
Ashley Sullivan | Enterprise Councilor | 541-426-4196
Micah Agnew | Enterprise Councilor | 541-426-4196
Larry Christman | Enterprise Councilor | 541-426-4196
Chris Pritchard Enterprise Councilor | 541-426-4196
Vikki Knifong | Mayor of Wallowa | 541-886-2422 | wallowa@eoni.com
Red Evans | Wallowa Councilor | 541-886-2422 | wallowa@eoni.com
Garrett Lowe | Wallowa Councilor | 541-886-2422 | wallowa@eoni.com
Lisa Mahon | Wallowa Councilor | 541-886-2422 | wallowa@eoni.com