Piermont voters will elect three trustees for the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library on Wednesday, December 7. The vote will take place at the library, and the poll will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. At present, the candidates for the three trustee positions, each of which carries a three-year term, are:
Danial Clark, who is seeking a second term
Judith Epstein, who is running for a second full term after serving an unexpired term
Anna Hickey, who is seeking a fourth term.
Voters will not have to approve the operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year since it does not exceed this year’s budget.
The total expenses for fiscal year 2017-2018 are budgeted at $349,875, of which the village will fund $280,500, same as for the 2016 budget. The remaining money comes from the South Orangetown Central School District and individual contributions. A copy of the budget is available for review at the library.
Among the candidates, Clark is a resident of Piermont for 23 years. He is a journalist at Fox Business News. Epstein, a retired teacher in the East Ramapo School District, is a longtime volunteer for the library and leads a toddlers’ story time. She has lived in the village for 15 years. Hickey, a lifelong village resident, worked for the state and county judicial system for 40 years and was well-known as Commissioner of Jurors. She is a past president of the library board.
Even though the amount of money contributed by the village has remained steady over the past two fiscal years, collections, services, and programs have increased, Clark told the Rockland County Times.
Information about the library, its services and the election is available at: www.piermontlibrary.org.