Library budget vote today

GLOVERSVILLE – The Gloversville Public Library will have the community vote today for the proposed budget of $483,394 that includes a tax-levy increase of 2.07 percent, or $5,473.

Voting on the budget and for a vacant seat on the library’s Board of Trustees will take place from noon to 9 p.m. at the library.

Most of the library’s income comes from the tax levy, which would be $264,579 under the proposed budget for 2013-14. The remainder of the budgeted amount represents fund balance, Friends of the Library contributions, fines, grants, Gloversville Library Foundation income and donations.

Library Director Barbara Madonna said last year’s levy increase for the 2012-13 fiscal year was 2.3 percent, or $5,906. The total levy was $259,106.

One seat on the library Board of Trustees is vacant, and the library received no petitions from candidates for the spot. A write-in candidate could claim the open seat during voting today.