95% of Voters Say Yes to Proposed Library Budget

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Authored on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021 at 9:21am, updated June 23 at 9:22am
95% of voters in the June 17, 2021 budget vote and trustee election approved of the Library's proposed FY2021-22 budget. Frank Brady and Carol Daggs were elected to the Library's Board of Trustees.

Saratoga Springs School District residents have approved a tax levy of $5,205,672 to operate the Saratoga Springs Public Library in FY 2021-22 by a vote of 152 to 8.  Frank Brady and Carol Daggs, both of Saratoga Springs were elected to the library’s Board of Trustees. Mr. Brady was reelected, and Ms. Daggs was elected to fill a vacancy created by the expiration of Kristen Dart’s term.

The library serves the residents of the Saratoga Springs City School District, and funds for the library are collected when school taxes are collected.  The proposed FY 21-22 budget contains no increase over the amount levied in FY 20-21. The most recent increase was approved in 2019.  An estimated $530,717 will be available from sources other than FY 21-22 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 Frank Brady.  “We’ve just completed an unprecedented year, developing new modes of delivering library services in the midst of a pandemic. We are delighted by the public’s continued support, and look forward to continuing to expand our reopening, and to implementing our new long-range service plan.”