Seymour Public Library’s proposed 2018 budget received overwhelming support from members of the public who voted during Tuesday’s referendum.
Out of 140 total voters, 131 approved of the budget, while nine voted no. The library tax district includes all registered voters in the city of Auburn, the town of Owasco and parts of Sennett and Fleming within the Auburn Enlarged City School District.
Next year’s total operating budget will be $991,318, of which $796,000 will be raised by a property tax levied against real property within the district, an approximate 2-percent increase from the 2017 budget. The library district currently collects $780,000 of its revenue in property taxes.