Rose Memorial Library wins Article 78; funding resolution will appear on Stony Pt. ballot

Courts have ruled that the residents of Stony Point will indeed be asked to vote on a referendum seeking $717,000 toward the relocation and expansion of Rose Memorial Library.

Town Clerk Joan Skinner and the town attorneys had argued the library board failed to file paperwork to qualify for the referendum in a timely fashion. A state Supreme Court judge ruled that the library board had satisfied the spirit of the the law and the referendum should be allowed to proceed.

The Rose Memorial Library Board of Trustees, led by President Jennifer Lima, seeks to move the library from its diminutive quarters on 79 East Main St. to wider confines a few blocks away on 119 West Main St., the site of the town’s original high school.

An investor attempted to remake the old high school building into a home several years ago but it remains unoccupied. Rose Memorial is selling another property on E. Main St. that it had purchased several years ago with the intent of building a new library and pursuing the old high school instead.