CLIFTON PARK & HALFMOON — Voters in the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library District on Thursday approved a $4.75 million library budget for the coming year.
The budget passed by a vote of 575-79.
Incumbent library Trustees Edwin Rodger and Suzanne Dugan were re-elected to the two seats that were up for election on the library board, both representing Clifton Park.
With the COVID-19 pandemic having closed the library from March through July and many library services still being affected, the library trustees made the decision not to increase taxes for the coming year. Property owners are expected to see a small decrease in the average tax bill. Budget literature said the tax on a home in either Clifton Park or Halfmoon with a full value of $250,000 would see its 2021 tax bill drop to $157.16, down from $163.09 this year.
“The Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library will continue to innovate and expand services and enhance programs while remaining an exceptional value for every patron, every day,” Library Director Alex Gutelius said in a news release.