Vot­ers ap­prove li­brary fund­ing increase

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS - By Wil­liam J. Kem­ble news@free­manon­line.com

Town res­i­dents voted 2,110-1,120 in fa­vor of a $30,000 fund­ing increase that will bring the amount pro­vided to Mor­ton Me­mo­rial Li­brary to $107,000 an­nu­ally through the prop­erty tax levy.

Li­brary board Pres­i­dent Steve San­sola said the fund­ing is in­tended to make the Rhinecliff fa­cil­ity less reliant on in­de­pen­dent fundrais­ing ef­forts.

“The ad­di­tional $30,000 will re­ally help to main­tain cur­rent li­brary op­er­a­tions,” he said.

Town res­i­dents in 2006 agreed to set an­nual fund­ing for li­brary at $35,000. In 2013, res­i­dents voted 1,146839 to increase the amount at $77,000.

Prior to the 2006 vote, the li­brary only re­ceived $12,000 an­nu­ally through a con­tri­bu­tion from the town bud­get.

The cur­rent li­brary bud­get is $168,600.

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