City of Appleton Budget

One of our frequently asked questions is about funding for a new Appleton Public Library. During the October 1 City of Appleton Common Council meeting, Mayor Hanna released his budget which includes $30 million for the library project, spread over a three-year period. The funding in his budget breaks down to $5 million for 2015, and $12.5 million for 2016 and 2017. Council will have a month to review the entire City of Appleton budget. A public comment session is part of the budget process and is scheduled for November 5 at 6:00 pm at City Hall. The entire budget is available for viewing online on the City of Appleton website, or via paper in City Hall or here at the library.

The other $7 million needed to complete the library project is expected to be raised by the Friends of Appleton Public Library through private donations.

If you have questions or comments about the library project, we want to know. We are available in-person, via email at info@apl.org or by phone at (920) 832-6170.