Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - June 3, 2014
June 3, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #25

Gifts to Manatee County Library System


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Ava Ehde, Library Services Manager, Extension 6301

Action Requested

Authorization for the Board to accept a total of $41,040.98 from three monetary gifts given to the Manatee County Library System and adoption of Budget Resolution B-14-065 reallocating the gifts funds to align revenues and expenditures for:

  • $30,000.00 donation from the Library Foundation
  • $  9,040.98 bequest from the Estate of Ms. Joyce E. Blakeslee
  • $  2,000.00 donation from Mrs. Caroline Bidelman

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion
The following donations (with stipulated distributions) were given to the Manatee County Library System:
  • The Library Foundation donated $30,000 to be distributed as follows:

$14,000 for eBooks and audiobooks

$13,000 for eCommerce software program

$  3,000 for Promotion of Geek the Library program

  • Ms. Joyce E. Blakeslee bequeathed $9,040.98 to be used at the Palmetto branch library
  • Ms. Caroline Bidelman donated $2,000.00 for acquisition of materials for visually impaired
The total of these gifts is $41,040.98.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Signed copy of Resolution B-14-065 to cassidy.rickrode@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Library Gift Fund (Account #1600005400)

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  B-14-065 Library Donations.pdf