Fishers Island School: Notice of Annual Meeting, Proposed Proposition, Budget Vote and Election

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 Wednesday, May 7, 2014 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 20, 2014, at 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm prevailing time, during which time the polls will be open to vote by paper ballots in voting booths upon the following items:

  1. To adopt the annual budget of the School District for the fiscal year 2014-2015 and to authorize the requisite portion thereof to be raised by taxation on the taxable property of the District.
  2. To elect (2) members of the Board for three-year term commencing July 1, 2014 and expiring on June 30, 2017 to succeed Jamie Doucette and Laura Finan , whose terms expire on June 30, 2014.
  3. To authorize the annual budget for the fiscal year 2014-2015 to the Fishers Island Library, to be raised by taxation on the taxable property of the District.
  4. To approve the expenditure of up to Five Hundred Thousand ($500,000.00) dollars for school renovations as set forth in the attached proposition.

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 2014-2015, exclusive of public monies, may be obtained by any resident in the District beginning Tuesday, April 30, 2014 at the Fishers Island School building from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

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 Monday, April 14, 2014. Each petition shall be directed to the Clerk of the District. 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-dive (25) qualified voters of the district, must state the name and residence of the candidate, Two vacancies on the Board of Education is to be filled for a three-year term commencing July 1, 2014 and expiring on June 30, 2017. The present incumbent’s whose term is expiring is Jamie Doucette and Laura Finan. Vacancies on the Board of Education are not considered separate, specific offices; candidates run at large.

FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that applications for absentee ballots may be obtained between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm Monday through Friday, except holidays from the District Clerk. 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 19, 2014.

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 16, 2014 during regular school hours, and that such list will be posted at the polling place at the election.

FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the qualified voters of the District shall be entitled to vote at the District’s annual meeting, vote and election. A qualified voter is one who is (1) a citizen of the United States of America, (2) eighteen years of age or older, and (3) a resident within the District for a period of thirty (30) days next preceding the annual meeting, vote and election. The District may require all persons offering to vote at the election to provide one form of proof of residency pursuant to Education Law Section 2018-c. Such form may include a driver’s license, a non-driver identification card, or a voter registration card. Upon offer of proof of residency, the District may also require all persons offering to vote to provide their signature, printed name and address.

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.

 

Marilyn Conroy, District Clerk                                                                                  Dated: April 1, 2014
Fishers Island UFSD
Town of Southold, Suffolk County, New York

PROPOSITION #1
CAPITAL RESERVE FUND (GENERAL) WITHDRAWAL

 Shall the following proposition be adopted, to wit:

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Fishers Island Union Free School District is hereby authorized to withdraw from the Capital Reserve Fund (General) a sum of money equal to $500,000 to be expended on the following capital projects for the Fishers Island School:

  1. Roofing Repairs
  2. Music Classroom Improvements
  3. Elementary Wing Improvements
  4. ADA-Compliant Bathroom
  5. Computer Classroom Improvements
  6. Playground Equipment
  7. Playground Fencing

ABOVE TO BE PUBLISHED IN SUFFOLK TIMES ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:
April 10, 2014 –  April 17, 2014  –  April 24, 2014  –  May 1, 2014

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