February 23, 2018

Sag Harbor Holds First Election for Board Members

By LJ Staff

For the first time in living memory, citizens of Sag Harbor, NY elected three new library board members. Since the facility’s 1910 opening, new library board members have been selected by the existing constituents, but in December 2005, reported Newsday, the board decided to open its ranks to public vote. After nudging by an editorial in the local press criticizing the citizenry for its lack on interest in the library, eight candidates vied for the three posts. Voting results were so close that a recount was needed. During the voting, the public also approved a 2006 budget of $762,558 for the library.