Canandaigua City School District voters approve $32,268 increase in community-based funding for Wood Library
Canandaigua, NY (May 21, 2019)—By an unofficial count of 1,059 to 362, a proposition to secure an additional $32,268 in public funds for Wood Library has passed. Community-based funding for the library will now stand at $700,268, an increase of 4.83%.
“People continue to value Wood Library’s mission,” said Library Director Jenny Goodemote after learning of the results. “Voter support for an incremental increase in the tax levy for Wood Library helps us maintain the essential library services and programs that people need and rely on. Community-based funding ensures that Wood Library has a stable level of funding, even as we continue to raise additional donations to fully fund the library’s operating budget.”
In a prepared statement, Wood Library Board President Laurie Riedman thanked voters and said, “Continued support for Wood Library funding reflects the value that our community places on life-long learning, literacy, and cultural enrichment. A vibrant, thriving library with strong community support has the power to transform lives and make our community a better place for all. The Board of Trustees remains steadfast in its commitment to carefully steward public funds directed to Wood Library and looks forward to fulfilling the promise of our organizational mission.”
The voter-approved library proposition authorizes the Canandaigua City School District to collect taxes on behalf of Wood Library in the amount of $700,268, starting with the October 2019 tax bill. This will add $1.99 for the entire year to the tax bill of a property assessed at $150,000. The library tax will appear as a separate line item on the school property tax bill.
Wood Library is chartered by New York State to serve everyone who lives in the Canandaigua City School District. It is a registered 501 (c) 3 non-profit association and full-service community library with a mission to provide exceptional public library service in a comfortable and safe environment where people can satisfy their curiosity, stimulate their imaginations, and connect to the local community and to the world. Wood Library is a member of the Pioneer Library System.
Learn more at woodlibrary.org or contact Library Director Jenny Goodemote at 585-394-1381.