UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: RTM votes to restore $350K Pequot Library cut, but another battle looms

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

RTM votes to restore $350K Pequot Library cut, but another battle looms

A $350,000 town allocation for the Pequot Library was restored to the proposed 2013-14 budget with overwhelming Representative Town Meeting support Monday night, but that may not be the final chapter in the funding drama for the privately run Southport institution.

Although the legislative body, on a 43-3 vote, restored the full amount cut earlier this month by the Board of Finance, RTM Minority Leader Hal Schwartz, D-7, warned that he plans to propose that figure be reduced by $100,000 at the May 6 budget meeting.

Schwartz, as well as several other RTM members, said his Monday vote in support of restoring the full $350,000 reflected his opinion that the process whereby the money was entirely eliminated from the budget was unfair. The library's officials learned only 24 hours prior to the Board of Finance's vote that it could lose its funding. READ MORE: http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/news/article/RTM-votes-to-restore-350K-Pequot-Library-cut-4455174.php

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