Board of Trustees Election and Budget Vote 2017
Thank You to all who voted!
The MPL budget vote passed, 332 – 68.
Congratulations to Tom Honohan, Alice Walsh and Lee Markowitz who were reelected to the Board of Trustees!
Vote Tuesday, June 6th, 7 am – 9 pm at MPL!
Board of Trustee Election
3 candidates are running for 3 seats on the Board
Tom graduated from Notre Dame, has lived in Mahopac for over thirty-five years, and has four children and nine grandchildren. He has been a Mahopac Public Library Trustee since 1991, and has served as President, Vice President, and chairperson of several Board committees. He is currently the chair of the Finance Committee.
Tom worked in sales and management for Westinghouse, Siemans, and General Electric of England. He also coached MSA soccer and basketball, and has volunteered with the St. Joseph’s Food Pantry for more than 15 years.
Now retired, Tom enjoys going to the local gym and playing board games with his grandchildren. His favorite fictional author is Nelson de Mille.
My wife, two daughters, and I have lived in Carmel since 1991. I hold a BS and MS in Biology, and I am a podiatrist employed full-time with Hudson River Health Care. I am also
a medical consultant to Calvary Hospital in the Bronx.
I am running for my second consecutive three-year term on the Library Board of Trustees. Currently, I am Chairman of the Bylaws and Policy Committee, and I serve on the Ad-Hoc Committee to oversee the completion of the student competition mural installed on a wall on the lower level of the Library building.
I believe that Mahopac Public Library stands as a bright beacon in our community. If re-elected, I will continue to keep it fiscally sound, relevant to the needs of the community, intellectually rewarding and accessible to all.
Alice Walsh is an 18-year resident of Mahopac; she has been involved with the Mahopac Public Library as a volunteer or trustee for most of that time.
Walsh has chaired many of the Board’s committees and has served as President. Currently she serves as Vice-President, and Chair of the Long Range Planning Committee.
Walsh has a long career as a nonprofit and arts administrator. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from New York University. She works at Westchester Community College.
Key budget points for Fiscal Year 2017-2018:
• remains under the tax cap and represents a 1.6% increase over the 2016-2017 budget.
• annual household increase for a home valued at $250,000 is $4.80 or 40 cents per month.
|Payroll taxes & benefits||355,000||375,000|
|Building repairs & maintenance||28,147||25,000|
|Printing, publicity & postage||4,500||7,400|
|Election & legal notices||6,000||6,000|
|Computer maintenance contract||53,000||58,000|
|Furniture, fixtures & equipment||22,000||25,000|
|Fines, fees & gifts||59,000||59,000|
|Town of Carmel||50,000||50,000|
|Previously collected tax levy||22,328||22,328|
|AMOUNT TO BE RAISED BY TAXES||2,629,219||2,670,068|
Read the full Board of Trustees Election and Budget Vote Newsletter.