The Fishers Island Ferry District Board of Commissioners Election will be held on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.
The ferry is our lifeline to the mainland, and all of us use the service regularly, and some are absolutely dependent on its reliability to earn a living, receive ongoing medical attention, and receive needed supplies on island. The governance is vested in a five person Board of Commissioners (BOC) who decide policy and provide oversight of the operation and staff. In the current year we have had only 3 commissioners, thereby requiring attendance of the whole to make a decision. For a variety of reasons it has been difficult to achieve a quorum in some instances. On August 12 we will have the annual election to elect new commissioners for the current two vacancies plus the seat held by Commissioner Chris Edwards who is completing his term. Candidate petitions are available now and must be filed by noon on Friday, July 18, 2014 with a petition signed by 25 registered voters.
Now is the time to support the District. Please consider running yourself, or assisting by recommending another you think could do the job. Assistance is available to help answer any questions interested candidates may have. It’s hard to imagine serving a more important community service – our lifeline to the mainland.
There are 3 seats open:
One Commissioner to Succeed Christopher Edwards for a Term Of Five (5) Years.
One Commissioner to Fill A Vacant Seat for a Remaining Term Of Two (2) Years.
One Commissioner to Fill A Vacant Seat for a Remaining Term Of One (1) Year.
FI Ferry District Commissioners’ Election Timeline:
Tuesday, July 8, 2014:
Candidate Petitions Available: FI Ferry District Business Office, Fishers Island, NY and below.
Friday, July 18, 2014 by 12:00 PM EST:
Candidate Petitions Return/Filing Date and Ballots Ordered
Friday, July 25, 2014 at 9:00AM
Absentee Ballot Applications Available
(Posted below, on www.ferry.com website and in FI Ferry District Business Office, Fishers Island, NY)
Absentee Ballot Applications Due:
Tuesday, August 5, 2014: 7 days prior to election if mailed to voter
Monday, August 11, 2014: 1 day prior if picked up by voter
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 14:00-18:00 EST* (2:00-6:00 pm)
Commissioners’ Election, FI Community Center
*Candidate names will be posted prior to the election.
Please find all related notifications, information, petitions, rules, and downloads here:
Information regarding voter qualifications and authorizations to vote on behalf of LLC’s trusts, and corporations are included on the website and publicly posted as in previous years. For more information please visit: FIFD website Look under BOC/election notice/eligibility
FISHERS ISLAND FERRY DISTRICT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, as prescribed by Chapter 699 of the Laws of New York, 1947, as amended, that the Annual Meeting for the election of Commissioners of the Fishers Island Ferry District will be held on Tuesday, the 12th Day of August 2014 at the Fishers Island Community Center, Fishers Island, New York at 2:00 p.m. for the purpose of electing three Commissioners as follows:
ONE COMMISSIONER TO SUCCEED Christopher Edwards FOR A TERM OF FIVE (5) YEARS.
ONE COMMISSIONER TO FILL A VACANT SEAT FOR A REMAINING TERM OF TWO (2) YEARS.
ONE COMMISSIONER TO FILL A VACANT SEAT FOR A REMAINING TERM OF ONE (1) YEAR.
The polls will remain open between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Electors of the District qualified to vote for Town Officers of the Town of Southold at the preceding Town Election AND certain owners of the real property situated within the Fishers Island Ferry District assessed upon the last preceding town assessment roll shall be eligible to vote. Further information on voting qualifications is available at the Fishers Island Ferry District business office.
Date of Notice:
July 8th, 2014
Board of Commissioners
Fishers Island Ferry District
THE CANDIDATE IS A RESIDENT WHO IS QUALIFIED TO VOTE FOR TOWN OFFICERS OF THE TOWN OF SOUTHOLD, NEW YORK AND OWNS REAL PROPERTY SITUATED WITHIN THE FISHERS ISLAND FERRY DISTRICT ASSESSED UPON THE LAST PRECEDING TOWN ASSESSMENT ROLL.
It is important that the Candidate be aware that there are three separate positions available with three unique terms.
Links to Ferry District Election Downloads:Notice of Election of Commissioners of the FD 2014 Election Petition 1 Year Term Election Petition 2 Year Term Election Petition 5 Year Term Voting Rules Ferry District BOC Election 2014 FI Property: Legal Entity Affirmation 2014 Ferry BOC Absentee Ballot Guidelines 2014