Residents in the Victor Central School District will vote on an approximately 1.5 cent tax increase per $1,000 in assessed property value proposal to the Victor Farmington Library’s yearly tax funding, effective for 2020.
The public referendum will take place at Victor Village Hall, 60 W. Main St., from noon to 8 p.m. on June 24.
The proposal amounts to an estimated increase from $20.50 to $22 per $100,000 of assessed value on properties in VCSD. For a home assessed at $300,000, the tax bill to support the library would be an additional $4 a year or 33 cents a month.
In 2018, the library reported over 115,000 visitors, 171,220 items circulated and a total program attendance of 10,534 for 796 programs. The meeting rooms were used over 400 times by the public in addition to regular library events.
“The Victor and Farmington communities have continued to grow at a rapid pace over the last 25 years and the library has become too small to adequately serve the residents,” library director Tim Niver said. “We see 400 people here a day on most days. With that in mind, our board of trustees is seeking to construct a new library that can sufficiently fulfill the needs of the community. The increase from 20.5 to 22 cents per $1,000 of assessed value would be put into reserve funds so we can continue to understand what it will take to reach our ultimate goal of a library we can all be proud of.”
Victor Farmington Library, 15 W. Main St., Victor, will hold public information meetings at 7 p.m. on June 13 and June 18, so residents can learn more about the proposal and ask questions.
News and information about the library tax vote is available online at victorfarmingtonlibrary.org/vote, which will be updated throughout the election. Call (585) 924-2637 or email tniver@pls-net.org for information.
Eligible voters live in VCSD and are registered to vote with the Ontario County Board of Elections. Absentee ballots are available at (585) 924-3252, ext. 1402.