Rockland: Town Meeting to ask voters to approve a budget that includes an additional $150,000 for the library

Voters in Rockland will be asked at Town Meeting to approve a $52.8 million operating budget for fiscal 2014, including an additional $150,000 for the town’s library.

At the annual election, voters approved, by a slim margin, a $150,000 override to provide funding so the library can be open nights and on Saturdays, and to buy additional library materials.

According to Town Administrator Allan Chiocca, the $150,000 would cost the average homeowner in town an additional $22.44 per year on their property tax bill. Chiocca also said the library’s current limited hours are not in compliance with standards set by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Also on the warrant is a request to impose a meal and hotel tax, a moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries and lowering the quorum for town meeting from 300 to 150.

Town meeting gets underway at 7 p.m in the Rockland High School auditorium.


About David Skill

Dave Skill’s radio career began in the fall of 1964 when he arrived on the campus of Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA. Dave barely got his bags unpacked when he paid a visit to WCHC, the campus radio station. And, before he knew it, he was spending so much time as a disc jockey and news writer/reporter, it seemed like he was majoring in “radio” and minoring in academics at “The Cross”. As you might imagine, his grades reflected it! During his junior and senior years, he also worked weekends in news and as a disc jockey at WNEB, the CBS radio affiliate in Worcester at the time.