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Library vote is today

Seven members of the HWS community — including a junior history major — are among 10 people seeking seats on the Geneva Free Library's board of trustees.

Voting on the trustees, and a proposition to fund the library in part through a tax, will be from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the library, at the corner of Main and Castle streets; all those registered to vote in the Geneva City School District are eligible to cast ballots.

Those seeking seats include Louis H. Guard '07, a Kappa Alpha brother and history major who grew up in Geneva; Judith McKinney, associate professor of economics; Bram Lehman '86, a Geneva attorney; Shane A. Kenyon '96, Enterprise Solutions Architect; Chevy DeVaney '95, assistant director of Intercultural Affairs; Virginia Aranjo-Torruella P'08, and Nancy Bauder, a former library board president whose brother-in-law is Ave Bauder '81, director of the Public Service Office.

The library tax would cost about $32 per year for the owner of a home in the city assessed at $70,000, which is the city average.

Library executive director Scott Hughes described the proposition at a presentation Tuesday evening, Nov. 8 in Coxe 8. He explained the library's current sources of funding, and how support by the community would lead to increased accountability to the residents, who do not now select trustees. His visit to campus was arranged through the Public Service Office.