Thank you to everyone who came out and voted in the Library's election today. The proposition for a tax levy of $453,695 passed 163 to 79 and both candidates, Charles Reed and Christian Rohrs, won their seats.
Proposition: Shall the sum of $453,695 be levied and collected yearly as a tax upon the taxable real property within the Gloversville Enlarged School District to support library services provided for the benefit and free use on equal terms of all the residents of the School District?”
Trustee Seats: There are two seats open this year. Both are for 5-year terms. There are two candidates running.
Charles "Ren" Reed
My name is Charles W “Ren” Reed and I was born and raised in Gloversville. In 2016, after an absence of 35 years, I returned to live in Gloversville – my hometown.
Since joining the Board of Trustees of the Gloversville Public Library in December 2017, I have served on various committees. At this time, I am the Chair of the Program Committee. Now that the Library has returned to its historic, expanded, and newly renovated Carnegie building, the Library’s focus needs to be on its programming. This is my goal. We have a dedicated staff which currently brings a diverse offering of programs to the community and the number of people attending these programs has increased during the past six months. In this coming year, the Program Committee will begin working to improve and expand all of its programs – programs for children, programs for teens, programs for families, programs for adults, and programs for seniors. Your Library also offers many other services: community meeting space, free computer use, free WIFI, free borrowing of books and DVDs, free use of newspapers and magazines, and a knowledgeable and friendly staff ready to help you.
I look forward to continue serving the Gloversville community as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Gloversville Public Library and I humbly ask for your vote.
Christian W. Rohrs
is a 7th grade English Language Arts teacher and department chair for grades 6-12 in the Gloversville Enlarged School District. A lifelong resident of Gloversville, Christian is a firm believer in the power of literacy and its role in the continuing betterment of the community. As a trustee, Christian will ensure a continued collaboration between the library and the school district in both programming and outreach. In doing so, he believes such a relationship can only positively affect the future of the library and, more importantly, the community.
Absentee ballots are available. If you are not registered with the Fulton County Board of Elections to receive an absentee ballot, complete and return this Absentee Ballot Application form within the time frames outline at the end of the form and a ballot will be provided to you.