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Library budget pokes above $4M

Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library seeks five for trustee positions

Voters residing in the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library District borders will have a chance to vote on their library’s 2013 budget this Primary Day, Sept. 13.

Voters residing in the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library District borders will have a chance to vote on their library’s 2013 budget this Primary Day, Sept. 13. Photo by Charles Wiff.

— Two Halfmoon seats are being vacated by trustees Clifford Bueno and Deborah Curto, whose terms will expire at the end of the year. Bueno andCurto have both served two terms. The board is made up of 11 elected representatives, seven from Clifton Park and four from Halfmoon.

“If the seats are not filled the Board will have to appoint them similar to what was done last year. Trustees would solicit applications, conduct interviews and appoint for one year,” said Cocca. She added library officials hope that there is sufficient interest among residents to fill the seats.

A trustee typically dedicates five to eight hours each month to the library and is expected to attend monthly board meetings and sit on a subcommittee.

Those interested in running for a trustee seat can stop by the library and request a packet of information about the position. Each candidate is required to secure 25 signatures by residents in their town to be considered. The completed petitions are due Aug. 14.

“We are actively seeking candidates,” said Cocca. “We’ve had a lot of interest in the past, but a lot of people did not come forward.”

The library budget vote and trustee election will be held on Thursday, Sept. 13, at the library, between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. Registered voters (renters and property owners), living in the Library District are eligible to vote. Voters must be registered to vote at least 30 days prior to the vote.

Absentee ballot applications are available online at www.cphlibrary.org or at the library for those unable to vote in person on Sept. 13.

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