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Liverpool Public Library to hold budget, trustee vote May 20

— The Liverpool Public Library will hold its budget vote in conjunction with the school budget vote on Tuesday, May 20. In addition, voters will choose one of two candidates to serve as trustee.

Howard Modell

Biographical information:

Age 65 as of Election Day (birthday May 12, 1949).

Have lived in Liverpool for 28 years (moved to CNY in 1985).

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Howard Modell

Married 42 years to Esther Modell.

Two grown children, three grandchildren.

News anchor/reporter at WSYR Radio (1985 to 1995).

Investment broker since 1995, work at IBN Financial Services in Liverpool.

Also serve as due diligence officer for complex investment products.

Why are you running for trustee?

Liverpool Public Library is a cornerstone of our community. It offers a tremendous variety of books, music and movies to residents of all ages. LPL has also remained at the forefront of the technological revolution in library services, with everything from e-books to Wi-Fi to photography scanning. This is a resource that must continue to be well-managed and forward leaning. It is Important for long-time residents like myself to step forward and contribute our time, energy and knowledge to help the library grow and thrive.

Why are you the best candidate?

I possess a unique combination of skills learned through 25 years as a journalist and 20 years in financial planning. I am an excellent listener and communicator. I respect people from all walks of life.

I understand financial statements and work every day helping local residents plan their financial futures.

Prior to seeking this office, I also served as a trustee of my religious congregation and a trustee of CNY’s leading folk music society. I plan to use all of the skills I have picked up along the way to help the library remain in the forefront of our community.

What are the major issues facing the library and what will you do to address them?

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