Budget Vote and Board Election
Voting will be on September 5, 2013 from 4-8pm in the library. Absentee ballot applications are available. These must be mailed by August 21st or hand-delivered by September 4th. All posted ballots must be in by 4pm on September 6th.
The West Hurley Public Library Board proposes an operating budget of $196,438 for the 2014 financial year. The proposed budget increase of $4,748 is apportioned as follows: 3% for building/utilities expenses, 20% to purchase more AV materials, and 82% for staff expenditures. The library decreased its supply budget by 5%. Staff expenditures include a 2% cost of living increase and support extra hours for a high-school page to support the front desk staff. Funding the proposed budget requires a tax increase of 2.5%. An owner of a $200,000 home would expect an increase of about $1.57. Proposed Budget
There are three positions available on the board. The candidates running for reelection to the board are Jennifer O’Connor and Bruce Ladenheim.