NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order 202.26, the annual Library Budget Vote and Board of Trustees election has been scheduled for June 9, 2020 and will be held by absentee ballot only.

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the public Library Budget Hearing on the proposed budget will be held remotely on May 28, 2020 at 3:30 pm for the purpose of answering questions and presenting budget figures to the public.  The public may log on to the remote meeting; email for details on how to participate.

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a copy of the proposed budget and propositions may be obtained at the bottom of this webpage.

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that all persons entitled and desiring to vote shall vote by absentee ballot only for: 1. Election of one member of the Library Board of Trustees for a term of five (5) years to replace the last incumbent, Maggie Field, 2. Appropriation of supplemental funds in the amount of $3402 to meet the estimated increases in salary due to New York State minimum wage increases.

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the District will make a good faith effort to distribute absentee ballots to all qualified voters of the Watkins Glen Central School District, together with a postage-paid return envelope and instructions for completing the same. At least one absentee ballot will be mailed to each household in the District. Additional absentee ballots may be requested by any other qualified voters in the household by contacting the District Clerk by email at or telephone at (607) 535-3220. To be counted, all completed absentee ballots must be received in the Office of the District Clerk by 5:00 p.m. on June 9, 2020.

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a qualified voter is 1) a person who is a citizen of the United States, 2) at least eighteen years of age, 3) a resident of the District for at least 30 days prior to the date of the election, and 4) who is not otherwise ineligible to vote under the provisions of section 5-106 of the Election Law (which excludes a) those convicted felons who have not been pardoned or had their rights of citizenship restored, those whose maximum sentence of imprisonment has not expired; and/or those who have not been discharged from parole; b) persons adjudged mentally incompetent by a court).

Stacey Edwards, Secretary, Board of Trustees, Watkins Glen Central School District Free Public Library.