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JMRL Gets Complaints About Yearly Fee

JMRL Gets Complaints About Yearly Fee

The board that oversees the regional library does not like a new fee for patrons who live outside the system. It wants to scrap the fee as a revenue source. Tiffany Duck of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library says parents who live in nearby counties, especially Fluvanna and Augusta, are complaining about having to pay $30 every year. You can hear her comments by clicking the button at the bottom of this article. At the urging of Albemarle County, the library system started charging the new fee on January 1st. Staff members say the fee generated more than $10,000 in the January through June period. System Director John Halliday (pictured center) will share the library board’s advice with local administrators. Jane Kulow (pictured left) and Library Trustees President Brian LaFontaine are two of the Albemarle representatives on the board.