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Issue 46 — June 15, 2017
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Library Budget Approved

PORT JERVIS — Voters approved the operating budget for the Port Jervis Free Library on Thursday, June 8 that increases the library tax levy by 1.26 percent. The official tally showed that the budget was approved by a vote of 180 to 37, according to Library Director Beverly Arlequeeuw. Newly-elected trustee, Carl Hendrick will serve a five-year term.

The tax appropriation for the 2017/18 library budget is set at $1,011,350 or $12,580 more than the current year's levy. Arlequeeuw said that she was "deeply grateful" for the community support, which validates that the library is still a vital part of the community. The library trustees and staff continue to work hard to be worthy of the support of the community and this response will aid in that endeavor.

Arlequeeuw encourages all members in the Port Jervis community to visit the library and discover all of the wonderful services, programs and materials available to them. Our library is so much more than just books.

The Port Jervis Free Library is located at 138 Pike Street and serves the residents in the Port Jervis City School District.

Brabenec Announces Grants

DEERPARK — Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,TCN-Deerpark) today proudly announced that three local libraries, The Albert Wisner Public Library in Warwick, The Port Jervis Free Library and the Tuxedo Park Library will together receive over $175,000 in grant funding to conduct various projects at their facilities and upgrade services. The projects include building more parking spaces, including handicap accessible areas, and renovating restrooms.

"These libraries are tremendous pillars of our community," Brabenec said. "I am excited to see these projects come to fruition, as they will undoubtedly attract more patrons and strengthen the bond between local residents and the library community. Libraries are uniquely far-reaching institutions that bridge socio-economic gaps and serve everyone from college students to young children eager to explore the vast and exiting world that reading has to offer. I pledge my continued support to our local libraries and will continue to advocate on their behalf during my time in the Assembly."

Outdoor Club
Upcoming Events

SPARROWBUSH — The Outdoor Club announces events:

June 18

Five mile Father's Day Fun Run/ Hike starting 8:30 a.m. sharp. Meet at Parking Lot on Boxbaum Road near end of Academy Avenue, Sparrowbush, NY. rain or shine. Please rsvp to Jim Hendry at 845-248-4783 or via the Fun Run Event on the Club's Facebook page or see https://goo.gl/trfxto.

July 16

Five miles+ Fun Run/ Hike starting 8:30 a.m. sharp. Meet at Parking lot #2 at the end of Reservoir Avenue, Port Jervis, NY. Rain or Shine. Directions: follow Reservoir Avenue to end and bare left onto dirt road near blue water tank, and go 200 yards to parking lot.

Please rsvp to Jim Hendry at 845-248-4783 or via the Fun Run Event on the Club's Facebook page or see https://goo.gl/EpYC3S August Fun Run/ Hike: date/details TBD. Trail Maps can be found at https://goo.gl/wvSf4T. Watershed Park is open year round, from dawn until dusk.


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