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10/04/16 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Library Director Terry Lucas and Board Treasurer William Martens

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Library Director Terry Lucas and Board Treasurer William Martens

Shelter Island voters will be asked to provide $22,711 more in taxes over last year to support a $700,339 library budget for 2017 when they cast ballots on Saturday, October 22.

That translates to an additional $4.66 per household  based on a median home assessment of $777,000. (more…)

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08/30/16 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Renovations at the library began in May.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Renovations at the library began in May.

Originally aiming for a late August completion date, it’s now estimated that construction at the Shelter Island Library, started in the spring, will conclude in early October, according to Library Director Terry Lucas.

Work on a new roof began in May and a new front entrance has been under construction this summer. (more…)

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05/10/16 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Roofers at work atop the Shelter Island Library last week.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Roofers at work atop the Shelter Island Library last week.

Braving rain and wind last week, intrepid roofers were atop the Shelter Island Library removing old shingles and preparing the building for a new roof, part of renovations by Reich/Eklund Construction. (more…)

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10/15/15 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Voting takes place Saturday, October 17 in the Library Community Room between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Voting takes place Saturday, October 17 in the Library Community Room between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Voters will decide Saturday if they’re willing to spend an additional 88 cents per household in 2016 to support the Shelter Island Public Library.

That’s what the anticipated tax hike per median household is projected to be if voters say yes to a proposition to raise $582,346 in taxes to support a $679,720 overall spending plan. Other revenues come from contributions, fundraising events, fines and interest income. (more…)