ELECTION RESULTS

Here are the official results of the May 21st vote:

Proposition #1 – Library Budget: 63.5% YES
Proposition #2 – Capital Construction Bond: 58% YES

Library Trustee Candidates:
Catherine Barber – 25.6%
Barbara Fraterrigo – 22.9%
Barry Nelson – 18%
Philip Metzger Jr. – 17.3%
Mark Keeling – 16.3 %

The top (3) candidates have secured a seat on our Board of Trustees.

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in this election. This is YOUR library! We want to make it the very best community resource it can be for you and your family – a safe haven of enrichment for all. We’re excited about incorporating the changes you asked for, and grateful for the opportunity to serve you!

Read the 5/22/19 Times Union article here

Read the 5/23/19 Altamont Enterprise article here

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Based on extensive public input over the past 18 months and careful consideration of the best course of action to address current and future needs, the Guilderland Public Library Board of Trustees has formulated a plan for renovating and enhancing the building, which is more than a quarter-century old and operating at or near capacity.

The public is invited to attend information sessions on this proposal in advance of the May 21 referendum vote:

  • Tuesday, April 16 at 4:00 and 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 30 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m
  • Thursday May 9 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 14 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Monday, May 20 from 10 a.m. – 6:45 p.m.  Ask Me Anything!  Open House with Library Director Tim Wiles

Library Director Tim Wiles (and Architect Paul Mays from Butler Rowland Mays LLP on April 16 and May 2) will present the finalized plan and answer questions.  Tim Wiles is also presenting this information to various community groups. We encourage you to vote Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at your designated Guilderland elementary school.  Voter information is posted below.

2019 UPDATE

  • To view the April / May 2019 Library Renewal Presentation Power Point, click here
  • To view the May 2019 Library Renewal Presentation video, click here
  • To read about project details finalized Spring 2019, click here
  • To review FAQs, click here
  • To zoom or print the proposed floor plan with sketches, click here

PRESS CLIPPINGS

  • To read opinions published in the Altamont Enterprise 4/18/19, click here and here
  • To read the 4/30/19 Times Union article, click here
  • To read the 5/9/19 Altamont Enterprise article, click here
  • To read opinions published in the Altamont Enterprise 5/9/19, click here and here
  • To read opinions published in the Altamont Enterprise 5/16/19, click here and here

2018 background:

  • To download a PowerPoint presentation on the draft plan, click here.
  • To view a video of the architect’s presentation on the proposed renewal, click here.
  • To read the Altamont Enterprise’s March 22, 2018 article on the proposed renewal, click here.
  • To read the TImes Union’s October 13, 2018 article on the proposed renewal, click here
  • To view a printable version of the proposed floor plan, click here.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions about this project, please email renewal@guilderlandlibrary.org

Voter Information

Voter Registration

Voter registration in advance is required.  You must be registered with Guilderland Central School District or Albany County prior to May 21.  Contact the Albany County Board of Elections during normal business hours, or School District Clerk Linda Livingston at 518-456-6200, ext. 3125.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in this election, you must be 18 years old, a U.S. citizen and a resident of the Guilderland School District for at least 30 days prior to the vote. You must vote at the elementary school in the zone where you live. For more information, call the district clerk at 518-456-6200 ext. 3125. Not sure which elementary school you use to vote?

Absentee Ballots

Absentee ballots will be issued, upon request, to residents of the school district who will be out of town or unable to vote in person due to illness or disability. To vote via absentee ballot, district residents must first complete and sign an absentee ballot application.

If you are unable to access the absentee ballot, contact Linda Livingston at 518-456-6200, ext. 3125 to have one mailed to you.

Updated 5/22/19 - LMN