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Results from library budget votes

Here is a list of results from library budget votes on Tuesday from across Long Island:

Defeated
Elwood Public Library 185 to 176.

Passed
Northport-East Northport, 598 to 121.
Bay Shore-Brightwaters, 291 to 83.
Brookhaven, 202 to 35.
Cold Spring Harbor, 202 to 90
Comsewogue, N/A
Deer Park, 136 to 43 Harborfields, 254 to 87
Hauppauge, 202 to 81.
Huntington, 539 to 308.
Longwood, 443 to 104
Mastics-Moriches-Shirley, 440 to 286.
Middle Country Public Library, 347 to 136
North Babylon, 168 to 34
North Shore, 213 to 28
Patchogue Medford, 407 to 187
Port Jefferson, 125 to 20
Sachem, 329 to 126.
South Country (Bellport), 209 to 51
South Huntington, 417 to 131
West Islip, 375 to 140.

Additional information:

SOUTH HUNTINGTON
The South Huntington Library’s $5,802,955 budget passed 417 to 131 on Tuesday. The budget is 2.59 percent higher than the current budget and carries a 2.71 percent increase in the library tax bill.

Incumbent trustee Stuart Horowitz defeated challenger Steve Haddock, 293 to 238, for a seat with a 5-year term that starts on July 1.

— DEBORAH S. MORRIS


NORTHPORT

The Northport-East Northport Public Library’s budget passed handily on Tuesday, 598 to 121.

Voters were presented with a $9.32-million budget, a 1.98 percent increase over last year’s budget.

The budget has a 2.26 percent tax increase, bringing the tax rate to $11.01 per $100 in assessed value. A home assessed at $4,000 will see an increase of $9.60 in library taxes.

“We were very realistic and as cost-conscious as we could be,” said library director Eileen Minogue.

While retirement costs rose by 63 percent, the library has been keeping other costs down by not filling vacant positions or hiring entry-level employees to replace more experienced ones when they retire, Minogue said.

In the library trustee race, Margaret Hartough defeated Robert Runyan, 466 to 179.

— JENNIFER BARRIOS
 

 

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