Tuesday’s Hampton Bays Library’s Bond Referendum

UPDATE: HAMPTON BAYS LIBRARY  #TaxationWithoutRepresentation 4/4/17 BOND REFERENDUM for a new facility REJECTED by the taxpayers 571-336

The Hampton Bays Public Library is an association library that still maintains a self-appointed trustee board, like the Westhampton Free Library.  Only 6 of 19 Suffolk County association libraries still cling to this governing structure though it’s undemocratic and un-American to have zero elections at a taxpayer-funded institution.  Just because it’s legal doesn’t make it right.

The Hampton Bays Library’s second bond referendum for a new facility is scheduled for Tuesday, April 4.  The first referendum in June last year failed 719-507.
The first 27east.com related article received many taxpayer comments and the recent Press editorial–Not the Right Project–is worth a read (3/9/17 Western edition). There’s a second related article and a third article as well, all articles making it onto 27east’s Most Commented list at some point.
Perhaps if the Hampton Bays Library had an elected board that represented the taxpayers these bond referendums would go more smoothly; these posts were published just before and after last year’s first bond vote failed by a large margin: Hampton Bays Public Library has an Appointed Board, Too and Hampton Bays Library Dissenting Voice. And as the similarly unelected, self-appointed Westhampton Library trustees move forward with the expansion and renovation on a brand new building as well know that The Sag Harbor Library’s Expansion was Led by an Elected Board, Community Leaders and Residents.