Candidates Sought for OPL Board Seat

Library books(Oneida, NY – Jan. 2015) The Oneida Public Library Board of Trustees invites adult residents of the OPL Special Legislature District who are interested in running as candidates for an open board seat to pick up voter petition forms at the library, 220 Broad St., Oneida.

To get on the ballot for the trustee election, which will be held March 3, each candidate must collect a minimum of 25 signatures of registered voters who reside in the OPL Special Library District. The Special District is coextensive with the Oneida City School District. It includes Durhamville, Oneida City, Oneida Castle, Wampsville and portions of Sylvan Beach and the towns of Lenox, Lincoln, Vernon, Verona and Vienna. Completed petitions must be returned to the library by Friday Jan. 30 at 5 p.m.

The open board position involves a full five-year term, starting with the new library fiscal year July 1, 2015, and continuing to June 30, 2020. The current incumbent is James Dieso.

The OPL board currently consists of Patricia Albaugh (president), Charles Chambers (treasurer), Heather de la Riva, James Dieso, George Richard Kinsella, Jr. (secretary), Lillian White (vice-president) and Bob Wilkins. Board members serve without pay.

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

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