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Albion library election is today

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 5 May 2014 at 12:00 am

Hoag may reduce number of trustees; 5 candidates are running for board

ALBION – There is election today in Albion for trustees for the Hoag Library, and also an amendment to the library association by-laws that would reduce the number of elected positions from nine to seven.

If the amendment passes and the board shrinks, the three candidates with the most votes today will be elected to four-year terms.

If the amendment fails and the board stays at the same size, the three candidates with the most votes would get four-year terms, while the fourth-place candidate gets a three-year term and the last candidate receives a one-year term.

The following are running for the unpaid positions: Carol Miller, John Andrews, Natalie McCue, Sandra Walter and Karie Deegan. Voting is from noon to 7 p.m. at the library.

The library currently has 11 trustees. In addition to the nine elected spots, the mayor of Albion and president of the Albion Board of Education each appoint a member to the board.

Following the election today, the library will have its annual meeting at 7 p.m.