Library Budget Vote 2018 FAQs
What is this vote for?
To increase the library’s yearly budget.
How much of an increase?
We are asking to increase taxpayer support from $0.19 per thousand dollars of assessed value to $0.205 per thousand dollars of assessed value. See this chart.
What does that increase mean to me?
It depends on the assessed value of your home. For example, if your home is assessed at $200,000, you are currently paying $38 a YEAR. If approved, you would pay $41.13, an increase of $3.13 a YEAR.
Who can vote?
Residents of the Victor Central School District.
When and where is the vote?
You can vote on Thursday, June 21 from 12:00pm – 8:00pm at the Victor Village Hall, 60 East Main St.
I can’t be there for the vote. Where can I get an absentee ballot?
You can contact the Victor Central School District at 924-3252, ext. 1402, or visit the district office.
What will the library do with the increase?
The extra money will go towards rising materials costs, annual increases in the NYS minimum wage, and general costs of running a library, such as maintaining and replacing old computers. We also want to continue to bring you outstanding children’s and adult events. Additionally, the library will continue to build the reserve funds for future endeavors, such as exploring a library renovation and/or expansion.
I thought we paid for the library through our town taxes. Why are we voting?
The library used to collect our funding through that method, but it 2015 the residents voted to pass a resolution to collect our funds through the school district. There has to be a vote for nearly any sort of increase the library requests.
So our school taxes pay for the library?
No. NYS law says a public library cannot directly collect taxes so the school district collects them for us. There is no affiliation between the school and the public library other than the school collecting the money for the library. The library tax is a separate item on your school tax bill.
What if the vote doesn’t pass?
Staff hours could potentially be reduced, we would have to reduce our book and DVD budget, children and adult programs would be reduced, and we would not be able to replace old and worn out computers and other technology.