The Ossining Public Library will, for the first time in its history, hold a public vote next month to fill two seats on the library’s Board of Trustees.
Last year, the board petitioned the state Board of Regents to amend the charter and allow the public to elect trustees. Before, the Ossining Board of Education appointed library trustees. The Board of Regents approved the amendment on Feb. 8.
The April 26 elections will also ask voters to cast their ballot on the library’s $4.2 million 2011-2012 operating budget.
If you are interested in running for library trustee, you may pick up an information packet in the office of library Director James Farrell Jr., between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 53 Croton Ave. Twenty-five signatures on a petition are also required to be placed on the ballot. Petition filings are due by 5 p.m. March 28.