New City Interim Library Director Marianne Silver confirmed Monday she is resigning the temporary position and returning to her job as head of adult services. Silver would only say she was resigning “for personal reasons.” Her announcement comes almost on the eve of elections of three library trustees and a vote on the proposed budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.
“I’m stepping down December 21st,” said Silver, adding she gave the library’s board of directors eight weeks notice.
Silver began serving as interim director on May 17. The board appointed her after Executive Director Chuck McMorran left in early May. A New Director Search Committee was formed in August and as of Nov. 26th had narrowed the 20 applicants to four potential finalists.
At that meeting Committee Chair Tom Ninan told the board that the committee would confirm with the four potential finalists they were still interested and ask them to send letters of reference. He expected the committee would meet very soon. When the committee formed Ninan said he anticipated a new director would be hired by the end of the year.
On Wednesday, polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the library, Congers Elementary School and the West Nyack Library for registered voters who live in the Clarkstown Central School District to cast ballots for the proposed 2013- 2014 fiscal year budget. The proposed $5,089,075 budget carries a 1.23 percent tax increase. Votes for library trustee candidates can only be cast at the New City Library.
Voters, who live in Districts one and three, vote at the New City Library. Voters, who reside in District two, go to the Congers Elementary School. Voters living in District four cast ballots at the West Nyack Free Library.
Six candidates are running for three trustee seats. Current trustees Edward Kallen and Christian Cortelli are running for re-election. Trustee Terri Thal decided not to run again. The others running for the trustee positions are Cecily Cohen, Victor Berger, George Jacobson and Terence Mulgrew.