A number of public libraries in the region have upcoming votes on their budget proposals and trustees. Many budget and trustee votes at libraries coincided with the school budget vote and board of education election.
The vote on the Mahopac Library vote is Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. The proposed budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year, which starts July 1, is $2.7 million, a 2.9 percent hike over the current budget. The amount to be raised by taxes is $2.5 million.
The Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library vote and trustee election is Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the village branch (85 Main St., Haverstraw) and main library (10 West Ramapo Road, Garnerville). The proposed budget is $5.37 million, a 3.2 percent increase over current spending.
The Finkelstein Memorial Library in Spring Valley will hold a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. Monday on its $7.5 million proposed budget for 2013-14, an increase of less than 2 percent over current spending. If approved, library taxes would increase from $6.8 million to $6.9 million, or $6 more per home in East Ramapo with a fair market value of $375,000, according to the library. The budget vote and trustee election is from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 11. The hearing and voting are at the library, 24 Chestnut St.
The annual Pearl River Public Library budget vote and trustee election will be held June 11. The polls will be open in the library at 80 Franklin Ave., Pearl River from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The $2.28 million proposed budget is 2.5 percent higher than last year, and the amount to be raised by taxes would be $2.1 million. Library officials said the budget would add about 1.2 percent to the homestead tax rate. This is the trustees’ message on the budget.
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