Saratoga County

Waterford Library to hold budget vote in June


WATERFORD & HALFMOON — On Wednesday, June 5, residents of the Waterford-Halfmoon Union Free School District will vote on the 2020 budget for the Waterford Public Library.  

The 2020 budget, which will total $302,035, includes $287,035 raised through property taxes.

The total budget proposal represents a 3.28 percent increase over the 2019 budget, requiring a tax cap override resolution by the Board of Trustees. The measure was approved unanimously during its April 9 meeting.  

The proposed tax rate will increase one cent in Waterford to 43 cents per $1,000 of assessed value and will increase by two cents in Halfmoon to 75 cents per $1,000 of assessed value compared to the 2019 rate. 

The largest expenditure category in the budget is salaries, which comes to $161,833. Another large expenditure category, books and other library materials, comes to $32,450.

The library expects to bring in $15,000 in revenue from sources other than taxpayers, including grants, fines and fees, and funding from the town of Waterford.

Two positions on the library board will also be on the ballot. Polls will be open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Waterford Library  at 117 Third St.

Absentee ballots are available upon request, and a link to the 2020 budget can be found on the library website. Hard copies of the budget document are available at the Waterford Library, and will be mailed or emailed to residents upon request.

Questions or requests for additional information should be directed to Library Director Tim McDonough at 518-237-0891 or [email protected]

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