Residents in Victor Central School District will vote on a 1.5 cent tax increase per $1,000 in assigned property value proposal to Victor Farmington Library’s yearly tax funding in 2019 during a public referendum from noon to 8 p.m. on June 21 at Victor Village Hall, 60 E. Main St.
The proposal amounts to an estimated $20.50 per $100,000 of assessed value on properties in Victor CSD. For a home assessed at $300,000, the tax bill to support the library would be an additional $4.70 a year, or 39 cents a month.
The library saw 142,456 visitors, 169,875 items circulated and total program attendance of 7,316 for 652 programs in 2017. Meeting rooms were used approximately 600 times by the public, in addition to regularly scheduled library events.
“The library continues to see an increase in usage and attendance every single day,” said Tim Niver, library director. “The towns of Victor and Farmington continue to grow, and we are thrilled to see the library grow in conjunction. While books are still our foundation, public libraries are changing and becoming more of a community center where people can hold meetings, gather for activities and have a friendly chat for a few minutes. We regularly see over 400 people here a day.
“The increase in funding would be used to continue to provide the outstanding services you’ve come to expect from the library, continue building the reserve funds for future endeavors and to keep us current with the ever-changing tech.”
Victor Farmington Library, 15 W. Main St., Victor, will host public information meetings at 7 p.m. on May 29 and June 14 so residents can learn more about the proposal and ask questions.
Eligible voters live in Victor CSD and are registered to vote with the Ontario County board of elections. Absentee ballots are available from the Victor CSD clerk.
Call (585) 924-2637, email tniver@pls-net.org or visit victorfarmingtonlibrary.org/vote for information.