If voters in October approve the Shelter Island Public Library budget for next year, each can expect to be assessed an additional $5 for 2020 if they own property valued at $800,000. Those with more expensive property can expect to pay a bit more while those with less expensive property would pay less.
That’s the word from Library Director Terry Lucas and Treasurer Bill Martens, based on information provided to them by town assessors. That’s actually less than the increase voters approved a year ago for the current budget when whey saw an approximate $6.40 increase in their taxes to support the library. (more…)