The Rosendale Library Budget Passed
The Rosendale Library and its Board members extend their sincere gratitude to community members for taking time out of their busy schedules to vote on Thursday September 6.
The Kingston Daily Freeman reported on the budget vote results on September 7. Here is their article.
“Voters have given 109-9 approval to a $307,925 Rosendale Library budget carrying a 1.78 percent spending decrease of $5,575.
The spending plan authorizes a $304,125 property tax levy carrying a 1.23 percent decrease of $3,775.
Uncontested four-year terms were won by Amber Billey with 102 votes, incumbent Carl Welden with 110 votes, and incumbent Craig Zisman with 102 votes.
Changes in the budget include: salaries at $175,700, a $3,700 increase of 2.15 percent; retirement expenses at $17,000, a 32 percent decrease of $8,000; service contracts at $15,000, a 20 percent increase of $2,500; workers compensation at $6,000, a 50 percent increase of $2,000; contract labor costs of $1,800 after not being included in the current budget; auditor fees at $1,000, a $4,000 decrease of 80 percent; and legal fees at $1,000, a $4,000 decrease of 80 percent.”