Library budget gets nod

Cutchogue-New Suffolk voters gave a thumbs up Tuesday night to an 1.86 percent increase in taxpayer support for the library budget.

The spending plan got a yes from 77 percent of those who voted.

Taxpayers in Cutchogue acted on a request for $1.19 million in revenue through taxation, while those in New Suffolk approved $166,492 in tax revenue to support the library. The vote was 127 to 39 among Cutchogue taxpayers and 26 to 6 among New Suffolk residents.

This approval results in a tax increase of $6.25 for a Cutchogue homeowner with a $5,000 property assessment, bringing the total annual cost of supporting the library to $352.29. New Suffolk residents will pay an additional $8.40 for a total cost of $352.33 for the library.

The balance of the library’s 2011 revenues will come from state aid, interest from operating accounts, copier and fax fees, fines and $11,000 from the library’s fund balance.

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