On Wednesday, December 14th, 2022, Piermont voters will be asked to elect three trustees for the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library. The vote will take place at the Library, 25 Flywheel Park West. Polls will be open from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
At present there are three known candidates for three trustee positions*:
Tina Roeder is seeking her first term. She has been a Piermont resident for over 7 years and a Rockland County resident for most of her life. She is a registered nurse and has worked at Westchester Medical Center in the Neonatal ICU for over 30 years. She currently runs the human milk bank for the Neonatal ICU.
Sara Tucker is seeking her first term. She has been a Piermont resident for 32 years. She has raised her family here with husband Bruce. Sara recently retired from her 30+ years in the financial services industry. Her most recent role was as Chief Lending Officer and head of Commercial Banking for a community bank.
Shauna Wennerod will be seeking a first full term. She is an educator, copyeditor and writer. Wennerod has lived in Piermont for 8 years. She was a teacher of English, Chinese, French, and math for 12 years.
Voters will be asked to approve an increase to the annual Piermont Library tax levy from $290,000 to $295,800 This represents a 2% increase or an average annual tax increase of $2.31 for the average Piermont taxpayer. The Fiscal Year 2024 total budget starting July 1, 2023 is $412,600.
This increased funding will help pay for costs associated with live and virtual programming
, and existing library services including the purchase of new releases of adult and children’s books, movies, music as well as e-books, digital audiobooks and downloadable music services.
The Library has continued to serve the Piermont community and continues to add new resources and programming to our offerings. The Library continues to seek new ways to serve our patrons and welcomes any ideas the public may have.
The Library offers a wide range of programs for all ages, free film showings, canasta and mahjong lessons and open play, exhibits by local artists, book talks, game nights, local history exhibits, student art exhibitions, concerts, cultural events, adult summer reading programs, and much more. Information about the library, its services and the election is available at www.piermontlibrary.org.
Library Activity Statistics, 2021-2022
Of 2,512 Piermont residents 1,362hold library cards
162 programs offered with a total of 3,084 people attending.
15,584 holdings circulated (11,173 physical items and 4,411 e-books, digital audiobooks and other digital content)
10,440 visitors to the library
*Any registered Piermont voter may run for election as a trustee. Potential candidates are required to submit a petition signed by twenty-five eligible Piermont voters. Blank petitions are available at the Library and must be returned to the Library by November 28th, 2022.