Proposed Library Budget 2017-18

approvedThe 2017-18 Proposed Library Budget was approved by the voters of the East Ramapo Central School District on June 13, 2017. The vote was 170 for the budget and 58 against.
A new library trustee has been elected after receiving the most write-in votes. Mr. Frank E. Dailey will serve a five-year, unpaid term on the Library's Board of Trustees.
Mr. Dailey, a retired New York City police detective, has served as a part-time Rockland County sheriff’s deputy, a former Chief of Police for the Villages of Sloatsburg and Harriman and as a part-time Code Enforcement Officer for the Town of Ramapo Police Department.
For further information on the budget or trustee election, please contact Library Clerk: Debra Wicke at 845-352-5700, ext. 279.





 Annual Library Budget Vote and Trustee Election
Tuesday, June 13
from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Library


The Board of Trustees invites comments on the 2017-18 proposed library budget (click here) at an open hearing on Wednesday, May 24 at 7 p.m. in the Fielding Room. The election for the budget takes place at the library on Tuesday, June 13.


This year’s budget increase is under $7 per average household and will allow continued support of the following:

-Increase our Library collections, including world languages, providing our patrons with their favorite books, media and e-content.

-Maintain current relationships with neighboring libraries for continued customer service.

-Increase our Library holdings of the ever-popular museum passes.

-Continue to seek out innovative ways to make your experience at Finkelstein Library better!

-Continue with the refurbishment of the Enrichment Center to accommodate additional programming.

-Stay current with technological changes to meet our patrons' increasing needs.


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Please click here for Proposed Budget 2017-2018

Public Hearing on the Proposed Library Budget 2017/18: Wednesday, May 24 at 7 p.m. 

Library Board of Trustees Meeting: Wednesday, May 24 at 8 p.m. 

3rd Floor -- Fielding Room


Voter Registration:
Monday, June 5
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the library.

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. 279.


Trustee Election:

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. Debra Wicke at 845-352-5700 ext. 279. 


Absentee Ballots:
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 13, 2017.

Applications for absentee voting may be requested from Ms. Debra Wicke, Library Clerk, in person at the library or by telephone (845)352-5700, ext. 279. The office is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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