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.