New Rochelle Voters Approve Public Library Budget

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The New Rochelle Public Library had its budget easily passed.
The New Rochelle Public Library had its budget easily passed. Photo Credit: File

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – The New Rochelle Public Library easily saw its budget passed on Tuesday, with more than 1,500 voters approving the proposed $4.6 million budget.

The “yes” votes easily outpaced the “no votes,” 1,665-615, as the budget overwhelmingly passed. Haina Just-Michael and Emery McClennen Schweig, running unopposed, were unofficially named as new library trustees.

The $4,503,500 budget represents a budget-to-budget increase of 2.3 percent, which translates to a $6.08 uptick per household for the “average” taxpayer. The increase is below the state property tax cap.

The complete budget can be found here. Follow Daily Voice for comment from library officials.

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Not for nothing but other news outlets say Just-Michael & Schweig each received less than 1800 votes when over 2400 voted.

How pathetic is that? Running unopposed & they can't even pull in 100% of the vote.

The whole shift of the library funding from the city was a sham and I'd be willing to bet Bramson's looking to do the same with the fire department.