Montauk Library Budget Approved

The Montauk Library's budget proposal for a bit over $900,000 passed easily on Wednesday, 89 to 10. Carmine Marino and Barbara Grimes were re-elected to the library's board, with Mr. Marino collecting 74 votes and Ms. Grimes taking in 88.

The tax rate will increase $1.54 per $1,000 of assessed value, to a total of $27.19 per $1,000 of assessed value. The library’s other income sources include payments in lieu of taxes, the Friends of the Montauk Library, fines, fees, and interest.

The spring newsletter said that in the past year, there has been an increase in circulation, fitness classes, and other programs, as well as attendance at them, and that more people visited the library in general than in previous years.