The 2018-19 Proposed Library Budget was approved by the voters of the East Ramapo Central School District: 217 voted for the budget and 65 voted against. Howard Cytryn was elected to a five-year term as library trustee.
ANNUAL LIBRARY BUDGET VOTE AND TRUSTEE ELECTION --
The Board of Trustees invites comments on the 2018-19 proposed library budget (click here) at an open hearing on Wed., May 23 at 7 p.m. in the Library's 3rd. floor Fielding Room. The trustee election and proposed budget vote takes place at the library on Tues., June 5.
This year’s budget increase of approximately $7.50 per average household will allow the library to:
-Strengthen our collections
-Provide more books, media, and e-content
-Secure quality cultural programming
-Stay current with new technologies
Every citizen 18 years or older residing within the East Ramapo Central School District for at least 30 days prior to voting, who is legally registered, is eligible to vote. Anyone who is already registered for general elections in November is eligible to vote in library elections. A separate registration is no longer required. You must vote at least once every four years in a general election to keep your registration valid. The Library, located at 24 Chestnut Street and Route 59 in Spring Valley, is wheelchair accessible. For additional information, please call the Library Clerk at (845) 352-5700, ext. 256.
In addition to voting on the library's budget, voters will be asked to vote for one candidate for a five-year, unpaid seat on the Library's Board of Trustees. For further information please contact Ms. Angela Sers at (845) 352-5700 ext. 256.
Absentee ballots have been prepared and mailed to those people who previously submitted an application and are eligible to receive an absentee ballot, as well as those who are on the permanently disabled list of voters as prepared by the board of elections. Thereafter, absentee ballots will be mailed to voters as applications are received and approved. An application for an absentee ballot must be received seven (7) days before the election, if it is to be mailed, or the day before, if the ballot is to be delivered personally. An absentee ballot must be received no later than 5 p.m. on the day of the vote: June 5, 2018.
Applications for absentee voting may be requested from Ms. Angela Sers, Library Clerk, in person at the library or by telephone (845)352-5700, ext. 256. The office is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.