Fishers Island School Notice: Annual Meeting, Proposition, Budget & Election

NOTICE OF
ANNUAL MEETING, PROPOSED PROPOSITION, BUDGET VOTE & 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 9, 2017 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 16, 2017, at 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm prevailing time, during which time the polls will be open to vote by paper ballot upon the following items:

  1. To adopt the annual budget of the School District for the fiscal year 2017-2018 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 terms commencing July 1, 2017 and expiring on June 30, 2020 to succeed Jamie Doucette and Laurie Finan whose terms expire on June 30, 2017.
  3. To authorize the annual budget for the fiscal year 2017-2018 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 2017-2018, exclusive of public monies, may be obtained by any resident in the District during business hours beginning April 26, 2017 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 April 14, 2017. Two vacancies on the Board of Education are to be filled for a three year term commencing July 1, 2017 and expiring on June 30, 2020. The present incumbents whose terms are expiring are Jamie Doucette and Laurie Finan. 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 14, 2017.

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 9, 2017 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 8, 2017
districtclerk@fischool.com
Fishers Island UFSD
Town of Southold, Suffolk County, New York

List of Important Dates:

Wednesday, April 12, 2017: 5 p.m. Board of Education Meeting, Budget Review and Adoption

Friday, April 14, 2017: Board of Education Election Petitions due to District Clerk

Tuesday, May 9, 2017: 6:00 p.m. Annual Budget Hearing for Community

Tuesday, May 16, 2017: 2:00- 8:00 p.m. Annual Budget Vote and Election of Board of Education Candidates

Update: May 16, 2017:

Results of Fishers Island School Election May 16, 2017
Budget passed: 46 yes votes; 3 no votes
Library funds passed: 47 yes votes; 2 no votes
BOE Elections:
Jamie Doucette 45 votes
Robin Toldo 45 votes
Gina Scumaci – 1 write-in vote

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