Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library Press Release.

July 31 2012

2013 Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Proposed Budget Announced

The Board of Trustees of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library has announced a 2013 budget proposal for district resident approval in a vote scheduled for September 13th at the library.

The total proposed budget is $4,041,362, a 2.2% increase over 2012.  The budget levy is $3,792,125 and is within the tax levy limit.  It is estimated that the average tax rate will increase 2.68% for district residents.  For a property with a market value of $250,000 the annual increase is approximately $3.99, or less than $0.34 cents per month.

The proposed 2013 budget reflects the Board of Trustees’ efforts to address the current financial environment while continuing to provide services, collections and programs valued by the community.

In addition to voting for the 2013 budget, district residents will elect five trustee positions, all trustee positions representing Halfmoon and one for Clifton Park.  Current Halfmoon trustees Clifford Bueno and Deborah Curto, whose terms will expire on December 31, 2012, have announced they will not be running for re-election. The Library Board of Trustees is made up of eleven elected representatives, seven from Clifton Park and four from Halfmoon. Trustees serve a five-year term and are elected by their town’s residents. Due to the upcoming vacancies of all four Halfmoon positions, interested Halfmoon residents are strongly urged to run for election to these seats.

The library budget vote and trustee election will be held on Thursday, September 13th at the library, located at 475 Moe Road between 7am and 9pm.  Registered voters, both renters and property owners, living in the Library District are eligible to vote.  Voters must be registered at least 30 days prior to the vote.

Absentee ballot applications are available online at or at the library for those unable to vote in person on September 13th.

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