Board of Trustees Election and Budget Vote 2024

Vote Tuesday, June 4th, 7 am – 9 pm at MPL!

Board of Trustee Election

4 candidates are running for 3 seats on the Board

Trustee Candidate Statements

JOHN BATTISTA (incumbent)

John is a lifelong resident of Mahopac with deep roots in the community. His family ran a successful business in town for many years. He is currently active in many local organizations that benefit the community.
John attended St. John’s School in Mahopac and later Mahopac High School. After earning his BA degree at Villanova, he completed paralegal certification at Mercy College and Long Island University. Currently retired as Senior Vice President of a marketing research firm, John is now a retail manager.
During his past two terms as a Library Board member, John has been involved in the day-to-day functions of the building as Chair of the Facilities Committee. Together with the Library Director and other Board members, the Capitol Improvement project was successfully completed, which resulted in substantial savings over the estimated cost.
Dedicated to the library and the services it provides, John would like to continue to offer his knowledge and expertise for another three years.


Wayne Heady has resided in Mahopac with his wife for over 32 years. His 4 children were raised here. Wayne has a broad background in accounting and finance, acting as Director, Controller, and VP of Finance. He has extensive budgeting, reporting and management expertise. Wayne also managed large corporate accounting teams through acquisitions, system conversions and audits. Recently retired, he serves as the president of the board for the Old Van Cortlandtville Cemetery. He has also volunteered as a coach in MSA and CYO. Wayne would like to use his career experiences to support the community and strengthen the library as a member of the Mahopac Public Library Board.


Tony Razukiewicz is a graduate of DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx and Lehman College. He and his family have lived in Mahopac for the past 2.5 years. When not pursuing a career in real estate, Tony feels fortunate to be a stay-at-home dad to his son and daughter, working to strengthen family bonds and raise confident and compassionate children.
Tony is interested in serving on the Board of Trustees because he wants to see the library continue to flourish. As a member of the Peekskill Rotary Club for eight years, he is confident that the communication and leadership skills that he has developed can align with the goals in the library’s long range plan. Tony would consider it an honor to serve on the Board and to represent the community.


Marie has been a part of the Mahopac community since 1997. She and her husband Ray raised their four children here, all graduates of Mahopac High School. Marie’s family has owned several businesses in town.
Marie has served as the President of the Putnam Valley Women’s Club and has volunteered with organizations such as the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and various sports clubs that her children were involved with. She is also a member of the Putnam Chapter of NAMI. Her love of reading has led her to actively participate in two of the Library’s Book Clubs.
Marie is interested in serving on the Board to help further the Library’s mission of serving the community. She is eager to volunteer her time, fostering a love of reading among residents and assisting the Library in achieving its goals of offering a wide range of programs for individuals of all ages, from young children to seniors.

Budget Vote

EXPENDITURES 2023-2024 2024-2025
Personnel 1,475,000 1,475,000
Payroll taxes & benefits 425,000 425,000
Library materials 252,800 252,800
Supplies 51,500 51,500
Staff development 9,787 12,571
Telephone 10,500 11,000
Internet 9,000 9,000
Utilities 89,500 87,000
Dues 3,000 3,000
Building repairs & maintenance 100,000 80,000
Building contracts 65,000 70,000
Equipment contracts 17,500 17,500
Library programming 10,000 10,000
Professional fees 77,000 77,000
Printing, publicity & postage 20,065 17,000
Election & legal notices 7,000 7,000
Computer maintenance contract 35,000 35,000
Insurance 80,000 55,000
Furniture, fixtures & equipment 24,885 24,750
Capital improvements 24,884 24,751
Bond repayment 221,088 222,638
TOTAL EXPENDITURES 3,008,509 2,967,501
Fines, fees & gifts 16,000 16,000
Interest income 1,500 1,500
Grants 7,500 9,000
Town of Carmel 60,000 15,000
Putnam County 108,800 111,301
TOTAL REVENUES 195,641 295,641
AMOUNT TO BE RAISED BY TAXES 2,814,709 2,814,709

Read the full Board of Trustees Election and Budget Vote Newsletter.