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Greene County state reps help Athens Library

Sep 24, 2010 4:00 pm
Governor David Paterson yesterday signed a bill (Senate bill 7287B/Assembly bill 10634B) to simplify procedures to fill vacancies on the D.R.Evarts Library board of trustees. State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) and Assemblyman Pete Lopez (R/C/I- Schoharie) both sponsored the bill. The law:
* Reduces the number of signatures required on a petition to nominate a candidate for a vacancy on the board of trustees of the Athens library from fifty to twenty-five;
* Allows for the use of absentee ballots in annual elections;
* Provides that, when a vacancy occurs on the board between annual elections, the position may be filled by appointment until the next annual election.