Voorheesville Public Library proposes flat $1.18 million budget

VOORHEESVILLE — The Voorheesville Library Board of Trustees will vote to adopt a budget for next year at its April 23 meeting. The proposed $1.18 million spending plan is up about $8,000, less than 1 percent, from this year.

If adopted by the board, residents would then vote on May 15 to approve the budget.

The increase in the tax rate would be $0.02 per $1,000.

This year, residents in New Scotland paid a rate of $1.30 per $1,000; in Guilderland, it was $1.47 per $1,000; and, in Berne, residents paid a tax rate of $2.02 per $1,000.

Petitions are currently available for residents wishing to run for a seat on the Board of Trustees of the Voorheesville Public Library.

The position is a five-year term.

Trustee Clifford Erickson is up for re-election, and has picked up a petition, according to Gail Sacco, the library’s director, as have Alan Kowlowitz and Taunya Hannibel-Williams.

Like school board nominations, 25 signatures are needed from residents of the district. The library’s district follows the same lines as the the Voorheesville Central School District, so residents of the school district are eligible to run for the library board.

Petitions may be picked up at the library’s circulation desk, and are due by April 16. The election for trustee and budget approval will take place on May 15, from 2 to 9 p.m., in the Voorheesville Middle School

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