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Medina library has annual meeting today, vote on budget Tuesday

Photos by Tom Rivers: The new mural featuring characters from children’s books now is part of the children’s library at Lee-Whedon Memorial Library. Judith Villavisanis, an artist, spent more than a month creating this mural on the south wall in the children’s section of Lee-Whedon. She finished the “Worlds of Wonder” mural in late February.

Posted 7 May 2018 at 10:58 am

Press Release, Lee-Whedon Memorial Library

MEDINA – The Board of Trustees of Lee-Whedon Memorial Library in Medina has scheduled its annual meeting for 7 p.m. today at the Library. It will be preceded by the regular meeting at 6 p.m.

Corduroy, a bear in a children’s book, is part of this scene.

The Board will present the Library’s Annual Report to the community as well as the proposed budget for 2018-19. Also on the annual meeting agenda will be the election of one member to the Board of Trustees. Incumbent Isabella Mark is running unopposed for another term.

The Board is proposing a total budget of $608,061 for 2018-19. The proposed increase to the tax levy would be $3,473. This increase of .66% would increase the property tax levied for the library from $525,946 to $529,419. This tax, which comprises the majority of the library’s funding, is charged to all property owners in the school district and is collected on the school tax bills.

“As in past years, this budget reflects the Board’s concern for providing materials and services to the community and, at the same time, maintaining a viable building,” said Isabella Mark, Board President. “We have held the tax levy stable since 2016, this year’s request is certainly very conservative.”

The proposed tax increase will primarily be used to offset increased costs for technology.

Copies of the proposed budget are available at the library.

Voting on the budget will take place at Lee-Whedon on Tuesday from noon until 8 p.m. Residents of the Medina Central School District over the age of 18 are eligible to vote at the annual meeting and on the budget. Identification and proof of residence are required.

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