Nominating petition forms and informational packets are now available at the library information desk for candidates interested in serving on the Bethlehem Public Library Board of Trustees.
There are three seats on the 2018 ballot. Two, currently held by incumbents Harmeet Narang and Mark Kissinger, come with five-year terms. The third seat, currently held by Caroline Brancatella, has a partial term of three years. Seats will be filled in order of votes received. All three trustees are seeking re-election.
Bethlehem Public Library takes very seriously its responsibility to serve the community by providing access to resources and programming that enhance the quality of life of our residents. Our trustees make this possible through their dedication and vision, and they fill a very important public service role that affects every tax-paying resident, whether that person has stepped foot in the library or not.
Board meetings are held at the library monthly and are open to the public. Meetings begin at 6 p.m. and last about two hours. Trustees are expected to regularly attend.
Petitions must contain at least 58 signatures of voters residing in Central School District No. 6 of the towns of Bethlehem and New Scotland. Petitions must be filed with the District Clerk, Bethlehem Central High School, 700 Delaware Ave., Delmar by 5 p.m. on April 16.
The election and budget vote will be held on Tuesday, May 15, from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. at Bethlehem Central High School.