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The 2014 Library Budget and Trustee Vote

Voters Approve Saratoga Springs Public Library Budget:
224 yes, 44 no. Drabek Elected Trustee.

Saratoga Springs School District residents have approved a tax levy of $5,053,000 to operate the Saratoga Springs Public Library in FY 2014-15. Darren Drabek of Saratoga Springs was elected to the library's Board of Trustees, with 228 votes; he ran unopposed.

The library serves the residents of the Saratoga Springs Enlarged City School District, and funds for the library are collected when school taxes are collected. The proposed FY 14-15 budget contains a 2% increase over the amount levied in FY 13-14. An estimated $556,000 will be available from sources other than FY 14-15 property taxes. The tax amount for public library purposes appears as a separate item on school district tax bills.

"We thank all those who came out to vote," said Library Board President Ken Bollerud. "We've just completed another record-setting year for circulation and we are delighted by the public's continued support. We look forward to another great year."

Planning for the Future: Guardianship & Supplemental Needs Trusts

Date: Wednesday, April 23
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: H. Dutcher Community Room

Parents as Advocates: This presentation will focus on the ways in which parents and other family members can ensure that there will always be a legally empowered advocate to make decisions on behalf of a loved one with a disability. Learn about the essential components of a Special Needs Estate Plan and the different types of Special Needs Trusts used in this type of planning. Facilitated by Clifton Park and Glens Falls Attorney Tara Anne Pleat who concentrates in this area.

Attracting Birds to Your Backyard

Date: Thursday, April 24
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Location: H. Dutcher Community Room

We all enjoy the birds in our own backyards. In this slide-illustrated program, Denise Hackert-Stoner of Naturelogues covers the basics of attracting birds with food, water, and shelter. She will cover types of feeders and feed, plantings and cover for birds, and common questions such as how to deal with squirrels and hawks. Photographs show many of the common and less common backyard visitors to the northeast. Enjoy the show, and bring your questions!

The award-winning nature photography of Scott Stoner and Denise Hackert-Stoner of Naturelogues has been exhibited in many galleries throughout New York's Capital region. Their work has appeared in numerous publications including Birder's World, New York State Conservationist and the new book, New York Wildlife Viewing Guide.