§ 131.60. Capital expenditures.
(a) Capital expenditures shall conform with the following:
(1) The amount of capital expenditures included within local financial effort may not exceed 10% of the total operating expenditures of the library. The capital expenditures shall include those made for the following:
(i) Construction and equipment and furnishings for the construction.
(ii) Major renovation which would add to the useable floor space of the library and equipment and furnishings for the added facilities.
(iii) Purchase of real estate for new or rehabilitated library facilities.
(2) The capital expenditures may not include mortgage payments which amount to less than 10% of the total operating expenditures of the library.
(i) The mortgage payments shall be included within the total operating expenditures of the library, but any amount of mortgage payment, other than interest, in excess of 10% of the total operating expenditures of the library shall be counted as capital expenditures and shall not be included when determining local financial effort.
(ii) A portion of a mortgage payment or bond amortization other than interest shall not be included as a component of local financial effort in the case of debt incurred to provide matching funds for a grant under terms of Title II of the Library Services and Construction Act (20 U.S.C.A. § § 355a355c).
(b) Construction of a new building or major renovation which adds to the useable floor space shall be considered completed during the reporting year of the library when the space is opened for public use. Except for obligations incurred during the period of construction, expenditures for equipment and furnishing of the new facilities made in the year or years following shall be included within the total operating expenditures of the library. Expenditures made for equipment and furnishing of the new facilities made during a librarys reporting year prior to the year construction or renovation begins shall be included within the total operating expenditures of the library.
(c) Interest payments, maintenance of existing library facilities, such as redecoration and repairs, and addition or replacement of equipment and furnishings to be used in existing library facilities shall not be considered capital expenditures but shall be included as operating expenditures when determining local financial effort. Funds expended for the purchase of bookmobiles or amounts set aside annually toward the purchase of bookmobiles, but not both, shall be considered operating expenditures when determining local financial effort.
The provisions of this § 131.60 adopted June 4, 1970, effective June 5, 1970, 1 Pa.B. 101; amended October 3, 1980, effective October 4, 1980, 10 Pa.B. 3917. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (24579) to (24580).
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