Capitalized Asset / Small and Attractive Asset Management Policy

Capitalized Asset / Small & Attractive Asset Management Policy

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    Other records maintained by the Library are available for public inspection or copy, unless specifically exempted by law.  

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    • Identification of the public records adequate to locate the records 
    • Whether you wish to inspect the records in person and/or purchase physical or digital copies 
    • The date and time of day of the request 

    Anyone wishing to inspect or receive a copy of the Library’s public records or seeking assistance in making such a request should contact the Library’s Public Records Officer: 

    Public Records Officer
    Sno-Isle Libraries
    7312 35th Ave NE
    Marysville, WA 98271-7417
    Phone: 360-651-7026/ Fax: 360-651-7151
    publicrecordsofficer@sno-isle.org 

    The more precisely you can identify the record(s) you seek, the more responsive the Library can be. You do not need to state the purpose of your request. However, in an effort to clarify or prioritize a request and provide responsive documents, the Public Records Officer may inquire about the nature or scope of the request. 

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Sno-Isle Libraries Board Policy

Purpose

To establish criteria for the identification, verification, protection, and disposal of Sno-Isle Libraries’
Capital Assets and Small Attractive Assets.

Scope

Real and personal property acquired by Sno-Isle Libraries through purchase, trade, gift, or fabrication (including but not limited to land, buildings, equipment, fixtures, improvements to land, buildings, or infrastructure) which satisfies the definition of a Capital Asset or Small Attractive Asset is subject to this policy.

Definitions

Capital Assets

Tangible property having an actual cost of $5,000 or more (including tax and shipping) and an estimated
life of one or more years will be considered a Capital Asset provided the outlay:

  • acquires a new addition of property; or,
  • extends the useful life of the property as a whole or restores it to a “like new” condition; or,
  • enhances the value of the property in terms of a betterment; or,
  • improves the efficiency, quality, strength, or capacity of property, or,
  • adapts the property to a new use.

The cost threshold will be applied to the individual item acquired as opposed to an aggregation of items. A fair market value will be applied to assets donated to the Library to determine if the definitional criteria are satisfied to classify the donation as a capital asset or small attractive asset under this policy.

Small Attractive Assets

Small Attractive Assets are tangible assets costing less than $5,000 but more than $300 that are
particularly vulnerable to loss, such as electronic devices (e.g. computers, iPads, printers, cell phones)
and equipment.

Inventoriable Assets

Capital Assets that are stationary, such as land, buildings, furniture, and fixtures, including mechanical and electrical infrastructure, are not inventoriable assets. Capital Assets and Small Attractive Assets that are easily moved or replaced are inventoriable.

Library Collections

Physical materials such as books, DVDs, CDs, and other library collection material intended for customer use are not considered Capital Assets or Small Attractive Assets for the purposes of this policy.

Implementation

Depreciation

In accordance with the Washington State Budgetary, Accounting and Reporting System (BARS) for Library Districts, all Capital Assets will be expensed in the year of acquisition. There is no calculation or application of depreciation over the useful life of the asset.

Risk Assessment

An annual risk assessment will be completed to determine which assets or asset categories are Small Attractive Assets. The assessment will be conducted by the Director of Finance and Facilities in conjunction with department managers. A list of Small Attractive Assets will be maintained.

Inventory

Sno-Isle Libraries will maintain a capital asset inventory system(s) that includes records for all inventoriable assets. A physical inventory of Capital Assets and all Small Attractive Assets will be conducted at least every two years.

Protection

Sno-Isle Libraries will establish asset management practices and procedures that protect capital investments, minimize future maintenance and replacement costs, provide reasonable assurance of effective and efficient operations, and facilitate reliable tracking and reporting of assets in compliance
with applicable laws and regulations.

Disposition

Capital assets which have been destroyed or damaged beyond repair will be reported to the Board of Trustees at a regularly scheduled meeting.

When Sno-Isle Libraries determines it no longer needs a Capital Asset, a majority of the Board of Trustees members present at a duly called meeting must declare the asset surplus before it can be removed from inventory. Sno-Isle Libraries may then sell, donate or dispose of surplused assets in a cost
effective and responsible manner.

Policy History

Date approved: July 26, 2021
Next review date: 2025
Date adopted: 2010

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    • Text your questions to (360) 810-5188. Text assistance is available Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 6 pm. Please include your name and telephone number in your initial message. Standard text messaging rates apply.

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  • Sno-Isle Libraries provides access to its public records under the provisions of the Washington State Public Records Act RCW 42.56, the Public Records Policy, and the Public Records Request Administrative Policy.  

    The Library makes a variety of records available online, including, but not limited to: 

    Other records maintained by the Library are available for public inspection or copy, unless specifically exempted by law.  

    Use of the Library’s Public Records Request form is the most efficient way to make a request; however, its use isn’t required for a request to be processed. Requests may be submitted in person, via mail, email, or phone. To best assist you, include the following information: 

    • Contact information of requester 
    • Identification of the public records adequate to locate the records 
    • Whether you wish to inspect the records in person and/or purchase physical or digital copies 
    • The date and time of day of the request 

    Anyone wishing to inspect or receive a copy of the Library’s public records or seeking assistance in making such a request should contact the Library’s Public Records Officer: 

    Public Records Officer
    Sno-Isle Libraries
    7312 35th Ave NE
    Marysville, WA 98271-7417
    Phone: 360-651-7026/ Fax: 360-651-7151
    publicrecordsofficer@sno-isle.org 

    The more precisely you can identify the record(s) you seek, the more responsive the Library can be. You do not need to state the purpose of your request. However, in an effort to clarify or prioritize a request and provide responsive documents, the Public Records Officer may inquire about the nature or scope of the request. 

  • Contact us for assistance.

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