Make your voice heard on November 8th!
It has been 9 years since the current Town of Onondaga referendum was voter approved. In that time, demand for library collections, programs and services has increased dramatically, which is illustrated in the 2015 Annual Report. The long range plan that was adopted in 2015 demonstrates community support for additional funding to increase full time staffing in order to offer more programs and services as well as increased operating costs and long range capital funds needed for future building improvements.
Among the 32 Onondaga County Public Libraries, OFL is the 8th most active, yet our spending per capita for the chartered population is $27.16 as compared to the system average of $59.17.
This summer, we petitioned and received enough signatures for a new referendum to be voted on in this November’s presidential election. Town of Onondaga residents will be able to vote on the following referendum:
SHALL THE ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION OF THE TOWN OF ONONDAGA FOR THE OPERATING BUDGET OF THE ONONDAGA FREE LIBRARY BE INCREASED BY $225,000 TO THE SUM OF $700,000 ANNUALLY?
Broken down, this proposed annual increase from $475,000 to $700,000 will cost residents approximately $52.06 per $100,000 of assessed valuation per year- That's less than $5 per month per $100,000 assessed valuation.
If you have any questions, please stop by OFL, call us at (315) 492-1727 or email us.
As always, thank you for your continued support.