Ninety-eight percent of the funding for library service provided by Sno-Isle Libraries comes from a general library levy or tax on property owned within the library district in northwestern Washington State. The levy, which is approved by voters, is collected by the Snohomish and Island County treasurers and transferred to Sno-Isle Libraries.
The stable source of funding enables Sno-Isle Libraries to provide community-focused and relevant library operations, materials, services and resources. For three decades, state auditors have found the library district complied with state laws and regulations, as well as its own fiscal policies and procedures.
"We take our financial stewardship seriously and conduct the library district's business in a transparent and accountable way," said Rico Tessandore, Board of Trustees president for Sno-Isle Libraries.
"We continue to put improved controls in place to strengthen our stewardship." said Sno-Isle's Administrative Services Director Gary Sitzman. "This reflects our ongoing commitment to manage and use taxpayer dollars effectively and efficiently."