76° Good Evening
76° Good Evening
Long IslandTowns

Library budget vote today for Smithtown

Smithtown residents will go to the polls Tuesday to vote on a 2012 library budget and choose two trustees.

Polls are open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Commack and Nesconset branches, and the Kings Park Fire Department.

The Smithtown Special Library District is proposing a $12.65-million budget, an increase of 1.2 percent over this year’s $12.5-million budget. If approved, taxes on the average home assessed at $6,000 would go up 2.2 percent, to $291.25.

Three candidates are running for two open seats on the library district’s board of trustees. The top two vote-getters will win seats on the board.

Incumbent Anthony J. Monteleone of Nesconset, a retired schoolteacher and guidance counselor, is running for re-election.

Also running are Otis M. Thornhill of Commack, a retired telecommunications executive and current president of Friends of the Library, and Rosalind F. Palazzolo of St. James, a community activist and retired accountant and auditor.

Biographies of the candidates are on the library district’s website,


We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.

Latest Long Island News