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05/04 New Rochelle Public Library to Hold Hearing for 2017 - 2018 Budget and will host Candidates Debate 7 PM

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05/04 New Rochelle Public Library to Hold Hearing for 2017 - 2018 Budget and will host Candidates Debate 7 PM

April 28, 2017 - 15:37
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A public hearing on the New Rochelle Public Library’s proposed 2017-2018 budget will take place on Thursday, May 4th at 7:00 p.m. in the library’s Ossie Davis Theater, before the May meeting of the library’s Board of Trustees, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. 

The annual vote to adopt the 2017-2018 New Rochelle Public Library budget and to elect one New Rochelle Public Library trustee will take place on Tuesday, May 16th, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., at the city’s school district polling places. Copies of the proposed budget are available to the community at the Administrative Office of the New Rochelle Public Library.  

The proposed 2017-2018 Budget calls for an increase of $332,028, or 6.25%. This translates to an increase of $20.53 per household for the “average” taxpayer, constituting less than one penny of every property tax dollar paid by New Rochelle property taxpayers. 

The May 16th vote will also elect one member of the Library Board of Trustees to serve at large for a 5-year term, July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2022.  

The League of Women Voters will hold their annual forum for library and school boards on Monday, May 8th in the library’s Ossie Davis Theater.  At 6:30 pm the forum for the one seat on the Library Board of Trustees will take place. It will be followed by the forum with candidates for the Board of Education.  

Registered voters who need to find out the polling location for their district, or need an absentee ballot, may call the School District Clerk’s office at 576-4219. Applications for absentee ballots are also available on the school district’s website (www.nred.org) and in the library’s community bulletin board area.