What happens if the vote passes?
You’ll help us to continue exploring potential locations for a new library, and working with architects and engineers to understand what it will take to reach our ultimate goal of a library we can all be proud of. We will also be able to continue providing quality library services to the Victor Farmington community. This includes offering a variety of children’s, teen, and adult materials as well as putting on outstanding events and programs for children, teens, and adults.
What if the vote doesn’t pass?
If the vote fails, the library budget will remain as it was in 2021. As we attempt to cover the increasing cost of wages and benefits, library hours would be evaluated and potentially cut. Without additional revenue, we would also be forced to consider reducing the number of new books and DVDs we purchase, due to continued increases in the cost of materials. Sadly, reductions to the number of programs offered by the library would also be likely.
I thought we paid for the library through our town taxes. Why are we voting?
The library is a separate organization that serves the residents who live within the Victor Central School District service area. The towns were kind enough to provide funds through the town taxes they collected, but in 2015 the residents voted to pass a resolution to collect library funding through the school district. The towns of Victor and Farmington no longer contribute to the library.
So our school taxes pay for the library?
No. NYS law says a public library cannot directly collect taxes so the school district collects them for us. Other than conducting the public vote, and collecting these funds on our behalf, there is no affiliation between the school and the public library. The library tax is a separate item on your school tax bill.
Public Information Coming Soon
Two Zoom meetings will be held for members of the public seeking more information on the vote on Wednesday, April 28th, and Tuesday, May 11th at 6:30 pm. E-mail Tim Niver at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an invitation.