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McCall City Council allocates LOT funds to library expansion


The City of McCall is using Tourism Local Option Tax (LOT) revenue to help fund the library expansion.

The approved 2022 city budget shows $105,000 in LOT earmarked for the project.

Earlier this year BoiseDev reported that the library expansion cost estimate has gone up. 

In 2021, McCall passed a $4.2 million bond to help pay for the library. At the time of the election, the project was expected to cost about $6.2 million. Now, the project is estimated to cost $10.4 million. 

The library expansion had previously received LOT funding and qualifies as an allowable use. Other LOT uses include public park maintenance, construction and maintenance of recreational and cultural facilities, and the local housing program, which will receive $350,000 in 2023 LOT funding plus $100,000 in 2023 LOT contingency funds, according to city council.

The revamped library is planned to be completed in May 2023.

Autum Robertson - BoiseDev Reporter
Autum Robertson - BoiseDev Reporter
Autum Robertson is a BoiseDev reporter focused on Meridian and McCall. Contact her at [email protected].

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