Saratoga County

Library vote to be held on Thursday in Clifton Park

Voting takes place from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the library
The Clifton Park Halfmoon Library.
The Clifton Park Halfmoon Library.

Residents of the towns of Halfmoon and Clifton Park will vote today on the Clifton Park Halfmoon Public Library’s proposed $4.7 million budget for 2020.

The total proposed budget is $4,722,607, a 3 percent increase compared with last year’s adopted budget of $4,576,944. 

The total amount of the proposed budget to be levied from taxpayers this year is $4,606,724, which is within the state-imposed tax cap.

Homeowners in Clifton Park and Halfmoon will pay an average of $165.74 for library taxes under the proposed budget.

Other sources of funding for the library include about $22,000 from various public funds; $9,000 given to the library in the form of gifts, grants, fundraising by the Friends of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library and other donations; and $78,000 to be collected in fines and fees.

Residents of Clifton Park will also vote on two open trustee positions created by two expiring terms. Two candidates are running: Mathew Cantore and incumbent David Golden, a board member since 2000.

Voting takes place Thursday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the library. Registered voters living in the library district are eligible to vote. Voters must be registered at least 30 days prior to the vote.

The budget proposal in its entirety can be viewed on the library’s website.

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