Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray and Councilman Anthony Santino announced that on Aug. 6, the Hempstead Town Board passed a resolution calling for a special election for the residents of the South Lynbrook-Hewlett Library Funding District to consider a contract and budget with the Lynbrook Public Library.
“As the current contract with Lynbrook Public Library will expire on December 31, New York State law requires that a special election be held to consider a new contract and associated budget with a host library,” said Murray.
The special election will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 17, from noon to 9 p.m. at the South Lynbrook Middle School, 333 Union Ave., Lynbrook. Only those who are registered to vote with the Board of Elections and who live in the South Lynbrook-Hewlett Library District will be eligible to vote.
“We are committed to ensuring that residents continue to enjoy all of the educational, cultural and social benefits that go along with full library services,” Santino said.
On that day, residents will have the opportunity to approve or reject a five-year contract and budget with the Lynbrook Public Library at a first year annual cost of $90,070. The budget would be thereafter increased annually pursuant to the contract. One time estimated election expenses of $1,500 will be added to the district’s budget.
Absentee ballots are available from the Office of the Town Attorney by contacting Deputy Town Attorney Eugene Ferencik at (516) 489-5000, ext. 3202.
For more information about the library referendum, contact Santino’s office at (516) 812-3200.