(Oneida, NY – Feb. 2013) The Oneida Public Library Board of Trustees invites the public to an open hearing Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. in the library’s Meeting Room to discuss the proposed OPL operating budget and present the candidates running for election to the board.

On Tuesday, March 5, from 12 noon to 9 p.m., registered voters in the OPL’s Special District can vote on the OPL Board’s proposed operating budget of $375,872 for the library’s upcoming fiscal year (July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014) as well as for the three candidates running for three seats on the board.

Current trustees Patricia Albaugh and Robert Wilkins are seeking re-election, while Lillian White is in the running for the seat being vacated by George Miller.
Those elected March 5 to be OPL trustees will serve five-year terms, starting July 1, 2013. The OPL board currently consists of Patricia Albaugh (vice-president), Jim Bacher, Charles Chambers, Eileen Kinsella (president), George Miller (treasurer), Diane Roy (secretary) and Bob Wilkins.

In the proposed budget, the library district tax levy is $326,872, while $49,000 or 13 percent is expected to be garnered from public and private funding, individual donations and library fees. Not included in the proposed operating budget is funding for special programming and the OPL’s adult literacy services, both of which depend on grants from private foundations for support.

The Oneida Public Library Special District, established by the N.Y.S. legislature in 1996 and confirmed by a voter referendum in 1997, is co-extensive with the Oneida City School District. Included are Oneida City, Oneida Castle, Durhamville, Wampsville, most of Sylvan Beach and sectors of the towns of Lenox, Lincoln and Verona.OPL2013-14BudgetedServicesPieChartOPL2013-14BudgetedServicesTable

For more information, contact OPL Director Carolyn Gerakopoulos at 363-3050.

By martha

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