NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING, PROPOSED PROPOSITION, BUDGET VOTE AND ELECTION
FISHERS ISLAND UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT
TOWN OF SOUTHOLD, SUFFOLK COUNTY, NEW YORK
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a public hearing of the qualified voters of the Fishers Island Union Free School District, Suffolk County, Fishers Island, New York, will be held in the school building in said District on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 6:00 pm.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the annual meeting of the qualified voters of the Fishers Island Union Free School District #4 of the Town of Southold, Suffolk County, New York, will be held at the Fishers Island School gymnasium in said District on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm prevailing time, during which time the polls will be open to vote by paper ballot upon the following items:
- To adopt the annual budget of the School District for the fiscal year 2015-2016 and to authorize the requisite portion thereof to be raised by taxation on the taxable property of the District.
- To elect (1) member of the Board for three-year term commencing July 1, 2015 and expiring on June 30, 2018 to succeed William Bloethe , whose term expires on June 30, 2015.
- To elect (1) member of the Board for three-year terms commencing July 1, 2015 and expiring on June 30, 2018 to succeed Sara McLean, who resigned December 31, 2014 and whose term expires on June 30,2015.
- To authorize the annual budget for the fiscal year 2015-2016 to the Fishers Island Library, to be raised by taxation on the taxable property of the District.
AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a copy of the statement of the amount of money which will be required to fund the School District’s budget for 2015-2016, exclusive of public monies, may be obtained by any resident in the District during business hours beginning Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at the Fishers Island School building.
AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that petitions nominating candidates for the office of member of the Board of Education shall be filed with the District Clerk between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM prevailing time not later than noon Friday, April 17, 2015. One vacancy on the Board of Education is to be filled for a three-year term commencing July 1, 2015 and expiring on June 30, 2018. The present incumbent whose term is expiring is William Bloethe. One vacancy on the Board of Education is to be filled for a three-year term commencing July 1, 2015 and expiring on June 30, 2018. The incumbent whose terms is expiring is Sara McLean who resigned as of December 31, 2014 and whose term expires on June 30, 2015. Vacancies on the Board of Education are not considered separate, specific offices; candidates run at large. Nominating petitions shall not describe any specific vacancy upon the Board for which the candidate is nominated; must be directed to the District Clerk, signed by at least twenty-five (25) qualified voters of the district, must state the name and residence of each signer, and must state the name and residence of the candidate.
AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that applications for absentee ballots may be obtained during school business hours from the school’s main office. The District Clerk must receive completed applications at least seven (7) days before the election if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the election, if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter. Absentee ballots must be received by the District clerk not later than 5:00 PM, prevailing time, on Monday, May 18, 2015.
A list of persons to whom absentee ballots are issued will be available for inspection to qualified voters of the District in the school main office on and after May 15, 2015 during regular school hours, and that such list will be posted at the polling place at the election.
AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, Pursuant to Chapter 258 of the Laws of 2008, Section 495 was added to the Real Property Tax Law and requires the School District to attach to its proposed budget an exemption report. Said exemption report will show how much of the total assessed value on the final assessment roll used in the budgetary process is exempt from taxation. The report will list every type of exemption granted, identified by statutory authority, and will show the cumulative impact of each type of exemption expressed either as a dollar amount of assessed value or as a percentage of the total assessed value on the roll, the cumulative amount expected to be received from recipients of each type of exemption as payments in lieu of taxes (PILOT) or other payments for municipal services, and the cumulative impact of all exemptions granted. This exemption report shall be posted on any bulletin board maintained by the District for public notices and on the website maintained by the District.
Leslie Tombari, District Clerk Dated: March 27, 2015
Fishers Island UFSD
Town of Southold, Suffolk County, New York
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