The Board meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:30 pm in the Library's Community Meeting Room.
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Minutes of Past Board Meetings
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Public Election of Trustees
The Nyack Library is a free association library as defined by New York State Education Law. The Library is a not-for-profit corporation governed by a publicly elected Board of Trustees. The Library was granted a charter by the New York State Department of Education in 1890. The charter was amended in 2001.
The Nyack Library Board of Trustees consists of eleven Trustees. The Trustees are elected by vote of the residents of the Library’s service area (the Villages of Nyack, South Nyack, Upper Nyack, and Grand View, and any unincorporated parts of the Nyack Union Free School District in the towns of Orangetown and Clarkstown, exclusive of Valley Cottage). The duly elected Trustees serve staggered three-year terms, such that a maximum of four Trustees stand for election at any one time. The public vote for Trustees is conducted annually on the second Monday of January.
Notice regarding the dates for nomination and election of Trustees is published in the Rockland Journal News in December preceding the January election. Nominations for Trustee must be submitted in writing to the Secretary of the Board at least two weeks before the date of the January vote. Nominees for Trustee must be resident in the service area of the Library (the Villages of Nyack, South Nyack, Upper Nyack, and Grand View, and any unincorporated parts of the Nyack Union Free School District in the towns of Orangetown and Clarkstown, exclusive of Valley Cottage).
At the annual meeting of the Board of Trustees immediately following the annual public vote, the duly elected Trustees vote for the officers of the Board. The officers consist of President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. The responsibility and authority of each of these offices is described in the Library’s Bylaws. The officers serve one-year terms.
The current Library Budget is available for public review throughout the year at the Reference Desk and on our website. Once passed by the voters, the Library's public tax support is drawn from the taxpayers of the Nyack School District each year. Subsequent additions to the Annual Library Tax are presented in a district-wide referendum for approval each year, usually in February. Those votes are preceded by an Information Session shortly before the vote, and a complete budget overview is also made available both for the Nyack Library Budget, as well as the Valley Cottage Library Budget. The Valley Cottage Library traditionally joins with us for a proposal to the Nyack School District voters. Our tax support is also supplemented by other sources of income such as fines, fees, investments and charges, to complete the total operating Budget. Prior notice of all budget votes is always published in the legal notices of the Journal News, beginning 45 days in advance, and information is also mailed to each household.
Application to the Nominating Committee for Nyack Library's Board of Trustees