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Library Budget Vote Tuesday

Northport-East Northport Library proposes $9,329,400 budget.

The Northport-East Northport Library system is holding a budget vote on the proposed 2013-2014 budget Tuesday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The library is proposing a $9,329,400 budget, a $200,000 increase from last year.

The largest cost increase are in equiptment, fuels and utilities, health insurance and diability, and debt service. The library has alsofactored in an anticipated decrease in interest and library service grants.

Your polling place is the East Northport branch if you live  south of 25A. Your polling place is the Northport branch if you live north of 25A.

A PDF breakdown of the budget is attached.

Jessica March 29, 2013 at 01:40 PM
I think the administrators should take a cut in pay to make up for shortfall. The superintendent of northport schools took a cut in pay and that was the right thing to do.
kristin April 01, 2013 at 03:12 PM
I can't open the PDF but is it true that the new Director will be making $200,000.00 a year? When does the bleeding stop?
Laura L. April 01, 2013 at 03:57 PM
This is a pretty high level budget. Where is the actual spending numbers? Budget to budget only...I don't know about the new director, but the one that just retired last year was making over $200K. Crazy.
Evan Goybel April 02, 2013 at 04:43 PM
As far as I'm concerned, the Northport-East Northport Library gives you the best value for your dollars, way more than school taxes. Look at your tax bill—it's a tiny portion. That is—if you're smart enough to use the library.
janey April 02, 2013 at 05:13 PM
@ Evan - To compare running a library to running a 6,000+ student school district is comparing apples to oranges. Sorry. Glad you feel you are getting good value from the library though. http://seethroughny.net/payrolls/towns/
Precious Box April 09, 2013 at 10:04 PM
Every year they always ask for a budget increase and you get the types like Evan who say, "it's a tiny portion",,,what a socialist bloodsucking attitude that is,,,,if it's only a "tiny portion" Evan, pay my share. If you're smart enough to budget your own money and afford a smartphone, you can attain more information with a smartphone than at any library. I'll decide where the best value is for my money,,,it's called fiscal responsibility and any institution that has the luxury of always proposing an increase in property taxes should be voted down.
Free 2B Me April 10, 2013 at 12:43 AM
How about some coverage of Elwood?
Justin Thyme April 10, 2013 at 01:49 AM
Elwood The 2013-2014 budget passed. YES=274 NO=65 Cheryl Gabrielli received 270 votes for Library Trustee.

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