Legal Notice for Piermont Library 2023 Elections
PIERMONT LIBRARY TO HOLD ANNUAL ELECTION DECEMBER 13, 2023
On Wednesday, December 13th, 2023, 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:
Vicki Panetis has been a Piermont resident for 8 years and has gratefully served on the library board since January 2021. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a BS in Finance and Marketing
and is running for her second term.
Kelly Ruby is currently the Program Coordinator for the Arts Council of Rockland. She has lived in
Piermont since 2015 and is running for her third term on the Library Board.
Ed Stanford worked for over 40 years in educational publishing, most recently as the head of the Higher Education Group at McGraw-Hill. He has served two terms on the Piermont Library Board. He also served for 21 years on the South Orangetown School Board. He has lived in Piermont for 45 years.
Voters will be asked to approve an increase to the annual Piermont Library tax levy from $295,800 to $301,716. This represents a 2% increase or an average annual tax increase of $5.02 for the average Piermont taxpayer. The Fiscal Year 2025 total budget starting July 1, 2024 is $436,520.
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, 2022-2023
Of 2,512 Piermont residents 1,313 hold library cards
180 programs offered with a total of 3,124 people attending.
18,224 holdings circulated (11,025 physical items and 7,199 e-books, digital audiobooks
and other digital content)
19,256 visitors to the library