While it was no landslide, Woodstock Library Board President Dorothea Marcus feels the October 3 trustee election was a vote of confidence for a new library building. After a revised tally, former board member Leslie Gerber received the most votes, 502, followed by Marcus, 493 and incumbent Howard Kagan, 484. All favor tearing down the current library building and constructing a new one.
The slate of candidates favoring construction of a new Woodstock Library after tearing down the current building won the three seats available on Board of Trustees in October 3 voting. Former trustee Leslie Gerber led all six candidates with 442 votes, followed by current board president Dorothea Marcus with 435 and Howard Kagan with 427.
Voters will have a clear choice among the six candidates vying for three seats on the Woodstock Library Board of Trustees in the noon-9 p.m. Thursday, October 3 election, with voting at the Library, 5 Library Lane.
Woodstock Library trustees took one more step toward a new library by seeking a construction manager agent to oversee the progress and budget of the project.
About 60 people came to Woodstock Town Hall on Monday, May 20 to learn about alternatives to a planned new 12,000-square-foot library designed by Dobbs Ferry Architect Stephen Tilly.
Woodstock Library Trustees approved a $584,000 contract with Dobbs Ferry Architect Stephen Tilly, but not before hearing just over an hour of public comment about the choice to build a new library rather than renovate the existing one.
Woodstock Library Trustees plan to vote at their next meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, on a $584,000 contract with Dobbs Ferry architect Stephen Tilly for designs on a new 12,000-square-foot library building amid lingering concerns by some that the board hasn’t been transparent enough and hasn’t given enough consideration to a renovation.
Woodstock Library Trustees opted for an October election and budget vote in an effort to increase turnout, dropping plans to change what now takes place in early September to the general election November date due to legal fees.
As Woodstock Library trustees begin preliminary talks with design contest winner Stephen Tilly for what would be a newly constructed library, they have sought advice from those with successful projects in other communities.
After nearly three months of public input and the defeat of a referendum that would have dissolved the district, Woodstock Library trustees declared Architect Stephen Tilly’s proposal the winner of the design competition for a new building.