Public Hearing Meeting for Proposed Library Budget Vote
Online Meeting on Thursday, May 28 at 7:00PMAll are welcome to attend. This meeting will be held virtually via BlueJeans video conferencing. To join the meeting on a computer or mobile phone: https://bluejeans.com/8452433747233?src=calendarLink
Or Phone Dial-in 1-408-419-1715 (United States)
Port Jervis Free Library's 2020-21 Operating Budget and Trustee Election
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way our library operation budget and trustee election will be conducted this year. Because Governor Cuomo has ordered that voting be conducted “remotely,” all registered voters will receive an absentee ballot in the mail that will include a postage paid return envelope and ballot. IF INDIVIDUALS ARE CURRENTLY REGISTERED TO VOTE WITH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, THEY WILL AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE AN ABSENTEE BALLOT IN THE MAIL AND THEY DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER. For this election, the library has partnered with Port Jervis City School District so the school district’s vote and the library’s vote will appear on the same ballot. All absentee ballots must be received in the School District Office by 5:00 pm on June 9, 2020.
LEGAL NOTICEThe Board of Trustees of the Port Jervis Free Library, 138 Pike Street, Port Jervis, Orange County, New York, HEREBY GIVES NOTICE that for Library purposes, a Special District Meeting of the qualified voters of the Port Jervis City School District will be held for the purpose of voting on the proposition hereinafter set forth, by absentee ballot only.
LIBRARY TAX LEVY PROPOSITIONThat for the fiscal year July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021, the Board of Education of Port Jervis City School District, Orange County, New York, shall be authorized to levy taxes on the taxable real property of said School District in the Port Jervis Free Library Budget.
A copy of the July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021 Port Jervis Free Library Budget will be available at the Port Jervis Free Library’s website www.portjervislibrary.org for a period of twenty-eight (28) days prior to said Special District Meeting.
ELECTION OF TRUSTEEThat pursuant to 260 of the Education Law, one (1) Library Trustee will be elected at said Special District Meeting.
All currently registered voters of the Port Jervis City School District are eligible to vote on the Port Jervis Free Library Budget and for the one (1) vacancy on the Board of Trustees of the Port Jervis Free Library.
NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY GIVEN, that a special information meeting of the qualified voters of said School District will be held via an Online Virtual Meeting on the 28th day of May 2020, at 7:00 PM prevailing time, to consider the Library Tax Levy Proposition to be submitted at the aforesaid Special District Meeting. Information regarding how to access the Online Virtual Meeting will be posted on the Library’s website.
NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY GIVEN that voting for the Port Jervis Free Library Budget and Library Trustee will take place by absentee ballot only. Absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk of the Port Jervis City School District by no later than 5:00 PM, prevailing time, on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Voting for the Port Jervis Free Library Budget, Library Trustee, and voting on School District matters will be on the same absentee ballot.
By Order of the Trustees of the Port Jervis Free Library, Port Jervis, New York
Dated: Port Jervis, New York
May 7, 2020
PROPOSED LIBRARY OPERATING BUDGET
|Book Sales||$ 4,000.00|
|Local Public Funds Ola||4,500.00|
|State Aid LLSA||5,000.00|
|RCLS Grants & State & Bullet Aid||3,000.00|
|State Aid Construction||35,000.00|
|Real Prop. Tax||1,085,512.00|
|Services To Other Governments||30,000.00|
|Use Of Fund Balance||-|
|FINAL BUDGET TOTAL - $ 1,183,012.00|
|Salaries FT||$ 130,000.00|
|Cont. Supp. Exp.||1,100.00|
|Books - Adult||25,000.00|
|Books - Child||7,000.00|
|Audio - Adult||4,500.00|
|Video - Adult||4,650.00|
|Video - Child||1,500.00|
|Ins.-Fire & Liab.||18,000.00|
|Bookkeeping & Board Rptg||55,000.00|
|Grants/Gifts Child Nutrition||500.00|
|FINAL BUDGET TOTAL - $ 1,183,012.00|
Port Jervis Free Library Board of Trustees announces the closure until further noticeThe Port Jervis Free Library Board of trustees announced the closure of the library until further notice due to health concerns. We are continuing to follow COVID-19 developments closely and will determine if additional closures are needed.
We will be providing library updates on a regular basis. Stay connected with us on our library website, Facebook, Instagram or by emailing use with your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
During the closure Port Jervis Free Library patrons will be able to:
- Get digital materials — including eBooks, eMagazines, eAudiobooks, eVideos - and corresponding apps for their personal devices. Look for the Libby and OverDrive apps on your device app store; all of them are free.
- Apply for a library card online. (NEW)
- Access Ancestry.com from home. (NEW)
- Access educational and informative databases.
- Submit their questions to the email@example.com email and get answers.
- Keep their library materials at home without late fines. No need to return items during the building’s closure as our book drop is also closed.
Through virtual communication, we are still together.