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be going before voters on Nov. 7, 2017. GLENN RUSSELL/FREE PRESS Buy Picture The Pierson Library in Shelburne is seen on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. The library is connected to the former town hall. A bond to improve and broaden the structures will be preceding town voters.(Image

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MORE SHELBURNE-Residents authorized a$ 6.5 million financing package for a new library and upgrades to neighboring courts

in Tuesday’s balloting.Property taxes are anticipated to rise by about$35 per$100,000 of assessed value, according to Town Supervisor Joe Colangelo.Shelburne homeowners currently pay$1,863 per every$100,000 of assessed value, without adjustments for earnings level of sensitivity, Colangelo included. Buy Picture A model of the proposed brand-new Shelburne library, nearby to the old town hall, on display at town workplaces in mid-September 2017.

( Image: JOEL BANNER BAIRD/FREE PRESS)The bond procedure passed 889 -742, inning accordance with Town Clerk Diana Vachon’s unofficial count posted online Tuesday night.About 27 percent of the town’s 6,139 registered voters cast their votes at the special election, she added.EARLIER: Growing use by patrons spurs strategies for brand-new Shelburne library Financing for the new library, designed by Middlebury-based Vermont Integrated Architecture

, accounts for about two-thirds of the bond.The remainder will finance remodellings of the town’s historic

Town Hall; improvements to the structure that houses the Police Department and town offices; and better pedestrian security in the municipal complex.When the Pierson Library moved to its present area in 2001, the intent was for it to be a short-lived house while the town developed a prepare for a new library structure.< img itemprop=url src=https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/2dd2a837caf56faabb16f2efd670302dc87d5efa/c=441-0-3425-2243&r=x408&c=540x405/local/-/media/2017/09/27/Burlington/Burlington/636421141307059167-BUR20170926LIBRARY7.jpg alt="Kevin Unrath, librarydirector of the Pierson Library”width=540 height=405 data-mycapture-src= https://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/2017/09/27/Burlington/Burlington/636421141307059167-BUR20170926LIBRARY7.jpg data-mycapture-sm-src =https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/33d97f8a03d5ea06baca0f7a30eca34c8bd87643/r=500×281/local/-/media/2017/09/27/Burlington/Burlington/636421141307059167-BUR20170926LIBRARY7.jpg > Buy Picture Kevin Unrath, library director of the Pierson Library in Shelburne, talks about the proposed library, city center and town center remodelling job on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

( Picture: GLENN RUSSELL/FREE PRESS) Ever since, sees to the library have more than doubled, to 62,000 annually– while the town’s population has edged up only 9 percent, inning accordance with Library Director Kevin Unrath.RELATED: Shelburne increases VT Train litigation expenses with approval of hazmat storage ordinance Free Press Reporter Dorothy Pellett added to this

article.Contact Joel Banner Baird at 802-660-1843 or [email protected]

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