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Medina library won’t raise taxes in new budget

Staff Reports Posted 4 May 2015 at 12:00 am

MEDINA – Lee-Whedon Memorial Library will have its annual meeting at 7 p.m. May 11 at the library, 620 West Ave.

Library leaders will present the budget for 2015-16, which keeps the tax levy at $520,641. Because there is no increase in taxes, the budget doesn’t need a public vote.

“The board is sensitive to the pressures felt by taxpayers, particularly in the Village of Medina,” said Maryellen Dale, president of board. “As fiscal stewards, we constantly strive to balance increased operation costs with a conservative revenue request. We are proud of our staff and our high standards of service.”

Besides the presentation of budget, the annual meeting on May 11 will include voting on a trustee position and the presentation of the annual report.

Trustee Cynthia Kiebala is seeking re-election as a trustee for a five-year term. Qualified residents of Medina Central School District (18 and older and a resident for at least 30 days) may vote for the trustee vacancy.

The library’s service area includes Medina Central School District, and district residents are welcome to attend the meeting.