“Hurley library budget exceeds tax levy cap, needs 60% support from voters to take effect” – Daily Freeman – 10.17-12 – by William J. Kemble -
“Residents of the Hurley Library District will vote on Oct. 25 on a proposed $107,460 library budget for 2013. Voting will be from 4 to 7 p.m. in the library, 44 Main St. Eligible voters are those live in Hurley Districts 2, 4 and 6. The proposed budget is 2.08 percent larger than the 2012 spending plan and would raised the library’s property tax levy by 3.94 percent.”
Ulster Libraries Clarification: In the recent article in the Daily Freeman about the Hurley Library’s upcoming budget vote, a trustee is quoted as saying they are overriding the cap and need to have 60% of voters pass their budget. This is not true. The 60% figure comes into play when the BOARD is deciding to override the cap. At a board meeting, prior to the adoption of the budget, a vote of the trustees to pass an override resolution must pass by at least 60%.