By Paul Schmitt
Kewaunee County is paying over $50,000 to other counties for library material checked out at surrounding county libraries. The state law has been a major expense in Kewaunee County’s budget the past several years. The Kewaunee County Board approved the 2018 budget that reflects a $52,574 bill from Brown County. County Board President Bob Weidner says the cost could be eliminated if residents would utilize the local libraries in Algoma, Kewaunee, along with a library station in Luxemburg.
A marketing campaign was launched by the Kewaunee County Library Services Board to inform residents of the expense burden of using libraries from outlying communities. In other business completed at the two and one-half hour meeting, the Kewaunee County Board approved the Waste Irrigation Ordinance that was finalized last week in a joint meeting between the Land and Water Conservation Commission and Public Health. It passed with a unanimous 19-0 vote.