- Published: April 6, 2015 - 9:55 am
2015-2016 PROPOSED LIBRARY BUDGET
The Huntington Public Library Board is once again able to offer the community a budget which will not exceed the New York State Tax Levy Cap of 2%. Based in part from the reduction of staff salaries and benefits (due to attrition and retirements), the budget proposal includes a tax increase of only 1.25%. Voters will be asked to approve a total levy of $8,817,225.00 on April 21, 2015. The modest increase in the proposed budget will feature increased funding for library programs, services, and materials which includes increasing our Sunday and Friday evening hours to coincide more closely with the school year. The budget also allows for a much needed investment in our facilities. We are planning to replace the heating/cooling units at the Main Library with new energy efficient models. We are also looking to install LED lighting to be more energy efficient and are looking to renovate our interior space to better serve the needs of our patrons.
Likewise, continued investment in technology will keep improving our electronic services. This budget allows the library to maintain all essentials while at the same time, remain fiscally responsible by keeping the tax levy low.
PROPOSED 2015-2016 ANNUAL BUDGET - CLICK HERE.
BUDGET PRESENTATION AND MEET THE CANDIDATES NIGHT:
Monday, April 13, 2015 5:30 pm - Main Building
BUDGET VOTE AND TRUSTEE ELECTION:
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 10:00 am - 9:00 pm - Main Building
Residents of the Huntington Union Free School District who wish to register to vote may do so by presenting themselves personally at the Office of the School District Clerk, 50 Tower Street, Huntington Station, between the hours of 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday, except on the five (5) days preceding the vote.
Voters must submit an application for an absentee ballot to the Office of the School District Clerk, 50 Tower Street, Huntington Station. Applications are available at the District Clerk’s office as well as at the Main Library and Station Branch buildings.
The absentee ballot must be filed with the District Clerk by 5:00 pm on the day of the vote, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Please call the District Clerk at 631-673-2126 for more information.
Eligible candidates must submit a petition with at least twenty five (25) signatures to the Office of the School District Clerk, 50 Tower Street, Huntington Station by Monday, March 23, 2015 at 3:00 pm. Petitions are available at the District Clerk's Office (631-673-2126). For more information on the proposed library budget vote, please contact Joanne Adam, Library Director at 631-427-5167 x206 or via email at .