Canandaigua, N.Y.-- On Tuesday, Canandaigua City School District taxpayers voted to approve a proposition to give Canandaigua's Wood Library $600,000 dollars in community-based funding.
The vote passed 1,233 to 772.
This now means that the city and town of Canandaigua will both start collecing taxes annually based on 29 cents per $1,000 of the assessed home value.
Before the vote, the City of Canandaigua contributed 21 cents per $1,000 of a home's assessed value to the library. The town of Canandaigua had their library tax set at 12 cents.
In the future, if the library needs more taxpayer money, the issue will have to come up for another public vote.
According to the library's executive director, the community-based funding will now allow Wood to open the library on weekends, purchase laptops and tablets, expand its e-reader library, add programming, re-hire employees who may have been laid off and replenish its endowment and cash reserve.