Albany Public Library is holding the line on spending with a 2014 budget that results in no tax levy increase.
The 2014 library operations budget is $6,434,764 — the same amount as the 2013 spending plan.
Because the new budget does not raise the tax levy, the library is not required to put it out for a public vote. Approval by the library’s Board of Trustees, which was unanimously given at its March meeting, is all that is required for the flat spending plan to become official.
“The library administration worked hard to maintain current spending levels so we would be able to provide our taxpayers with no tax levy increase for 2014,” said APL Executive Director Carol Nersinger.
“The board and leadership listened to comments from Albany residents and understand they need relief from rising taxes,” she said. “The library’s fiscal conservatism and efficient budgeting allow us to give taxpayers a little break on their library taxes next year.”