Residents turn down a debt-exclusion override for the Wheeler Memorial Library
ORANGE — Residents turned down a debt-exclusion override for the Wheeler Memorial Library by 58 votes at the ballot box Tuesday, which would have authorized the ability to borrow up to $10.4 million to supplement a $5 million state grant for a renovation project.
The vote failed 1291-1233, which Library Director Jessica Magelaner said left her “very disappointed,” but she said this is not the end of the road for the Wheeler Memorial Library renovation project. She noted this was an “amazing turnout” for Orange in a midterm election, as 47% of registered voters cast their votes.
“We’re going to meet again this coming Thursday,” Magelaner said Tuesday evening, referencing the library trustees and the Library Building Committee. “We’ll see where we go from there.”
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Posted: to Orange Public Library News on Mon, Nov 28, 2022
Updated: Mon, Nov 28, 2022