History of Municipal Appropriation Requirement Formulas

1890-1960

If the town's assessed valuation is $1million or over, the appropriation to the library must be at least $50. If the town's assessed valuation is $250,000 - $999,999, the appropriation must be at least $25. If the town's assessed valuation is less than $250,000, the appropriation must be at least $15. The municipal appropriation requirement does not apply to cities.

1961-FY1970

If the prior year's appropriation was less than the average of the preceding four years, the appropriation had to be at least $3 per capita.

FY1971-FY1986

If the prior year's appropriation was less than the average of the preceding four years, the appropriation had to be at least $6 per capita.

FY1987

The prior year's appropriation had to at least equal the average of the prior four years,
OR - the prior year's appropriation had to be at least the average of the prior three years plus 2.5%,
OR - the current year's appropriation had to be at least the average of the prior three years plus 2.5%.

FY1988-FY1991

The current year's appropriation had to be at least the average of the prior three years plus 2.5%.

FY1992-FY1993

The current year's appropriation had to be at least 95% of the average of the prior three years.

FY1994

The current year's appropriation had to be at least the average of the prior three years.

FY1995

The current year's appropriation had to be at least the average of the prior three years, increased by 2.5%.

FY1996-FY2002

The current year's appropriation had to be at least the average of the prior three years, increased by 2.5%.

FY2003

The current year's appropriation had to be at least the average of the prior three years, increased by 2.5%.

FY2004

The current year's appropriation had to be at least the average of the prior three years, increased by 2.5%.

FY2005 - FY2009

The current year's appropriation had to be at least the average of the prior three years, increased by 2.5%.

FY2010-FY2012

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