The Library is a Private Corporation Funded by Tax Dollars

Many are suggesting we hold a public referendum asking taxpayers if they want an elected Board of Trustees at the Westhampton Free Library.

In 1897 the Library was established as a private corporation.  We cannot hold a public referendum on a private corporation.

Taxpayers who fund the library want an elected board.  If the Board continues to drag their feet, continues to not address the issue of public trustee elections in a taxpayer funded institution (especially with “terms” “expiring” for two trustees in July), then our only way to send a message is to vote NO for the Library budget this May.