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2017 Proposed Library Budget

The Public Vote on the proposed 2017 library district budget and election of Trustees will be held on Tuesday October 4, 2016.

Polls will be open in the Reading Room of the Middletown Thrall Library (11-19 Depot Street, Middletown, NY 10940) between the hours of 8 am - 8 pm.

The proposed gross operating budget for 2017 is $3,462,075.00, representing a decrease of .56% from the previous year. The proposed budget will increase the tax levy by $12,078.00 or .4% over the previous year.

There is one Library Trustee running for reelection to the Board and one vacant Library Trustee position available. Interested candidates must have one (1) year residency in the district immediately preceding the date of the annual meeting and election. Such petitions must be signed by at least fifty (50) qualified voters of the Library District, shall state the residence address of each signer, and the name and residence address of the candidate.

Trustee terms are for four years. Nominating petitions may be picked up from the director's office at Middletown Thrall Library between the hours of 9 AM - 4 PM Monday through Friday. Completed nominating petitions must be filed with the Director's Office at the Library by no later than 4 PM on September 6, 2016.

Those who wish to vote early before the Library is open (8 am - 9 am) can enter the Library from one of two entrances located on the Depot Street side of the building. All registered voters who reside in the Thrall Public Library District are eligible to vote.

This includes residents of the Enlarged City School District of Middletown, residents of the Town of Mt. Hope who reside within the Pine Bush Central School District, and residents of the Town of Wallkill who reside within the Pine Bush Central School District, Valley Central School District, or Minisink Valley Central School District.

You can review the budget at our website by following this link. Free printed copies of the budget are also available at the library.

Please direct any questions about the 2017 budget to Library Director Matt Pfisterer, (845) 341-5485 or e-mail

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