Notice of Annual School District Meeting Of the Voters

 

NOTICE OF ANNUAL SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETING

OF THE VOTERS OF THE

BEEKMANTOWN CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Education of the Beekmantown Central School District, Clinton County, New York will hold a public hearing on the 2018-2019 budget on Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Middle School/High School Library.  


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 2018-2019, exclusive of public monies, may be obtained by any resident or taxpayer of the District during business hours beginning May 2, 2018, except Saturdays, Sundays and or holidays at any school building, the district office, West Chazy Library, and the school district website.


THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE BEEKMANTOWN CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT HEREBY GIVES NOTICE that pursuant to a Resolution adopted by the Board of Education of the Beekmantown Central School District of the Towns of Beekmantown, Plattsburgh, Chazy and Altona  held on March 13, 2018, the annual meeting of the qualified voters of said School District, County of Clinton, State of New York, will be held in the Middle School Gymnasium, 37 Eagle Way, West Chazy, New York on May 15, 2018 from 11:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., prevailing time, for the purpose of voting upon the following propositions:


PROPOSITION I

(Budget)


To approve the proposed 2018-2019 school budget, and to authorize the requisite portion therefore to be raised by taxation on the taxable property of the District.



PROPOSITION II

(Transportation)


Shall the Board of Education purchase and, to the extent necessary finance, four (4) student transport vehicles at an estimated cost not to exceed $454,000, including necessary furnishings, fixtures and equipment and all other costs incidental thereto and to expend a total sum not to exceed $454,000, which is estimated to be the total maximum cost thereof, and levy a tax for the foregoing in the amount of $454,000, which shall be levied and collected in annual installments in such years and in such amounts as may be determined by the Board of Education and in anticipation of the collection of such tax, bonds and notes of the District are hereby authorized to be issued at one time or from time to time in the principal amount not to exceed $454,000, and a tax is hereby voted to pay the interest on said obligations when due.  This purchase is subject to a State aid transportation reimbursement ratio of 69.9%. Additional, the district will trade or sell four (4) school buses.




PROPOSITION III

(Board of Education Members)


To elect four (4) members to the Board of Education.  The top three (3) candidates receiving the highest number of votes will fill three (3) year terms (7/1/18 - 6/30/21).  These seats are presently held by Andrew Brockway, Jaramy Conners and Ed Marin. The 4th highest candidate will fill the unexpired term of Jason Marsh commencing 5/15/18 - 6/30/19.  


NOTICE IS GIVEN that voting upon the foregoing Proposition will be by voting machine and will take place at the Middle School Gymnasium, 37 Eagle Way, West Chazy, New York on May 15, 2018 from 11:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., prevailing time.


NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that qualified voters may obtain applications for absentee ballots from the office of the Clerk of the School District.  Completed applications for absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk of the School District no later than 4:00 p.m. prevailing time, on May 14, 2018, and must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., prevailing time, on May 8, 2018, if the absentee ballot is to be mailed to the voter. Completed applications received after 4:00 p.m. on May 8, 2018, will require the voter to personally appear at the Office of the Clerk of the School District to receive an absentee ballot. A listing of all persons to whom an absentee ballot is issued will be available for inspection by any qualified voter in the Office of the Clerk of the School District between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. through May 14, 2018, except Saturdays, Sundays or holidays.  


NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Board of Education has ongoing registration.  Any person who is not already registered to vote, upon proving that he or she is entitled to vote may register at the district clerk’s office until May 8 2018.  No person will be entitled to vote whose name does not appear on the School District Register or who has not registered with the Clinton County Board of Registration to vote at the general election.  The register containing the names of qualified voters will be available for inspection in the Clerk’s office during the hours of 7:30 am – 4:00 pm on each of the five days prior to the day of the election, except Sundays.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that petitions nominating candidates for the office of school board member must be filed in the district clerk’s office no later than 5:00 pm on April 16, 2018.  Each petition shall be signed by at least 25 voters of the District, and must state the name and residence of the candidate.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a qualified voter is a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years old, a resident of the school district for a period of 30 days next preceding the annual district election.  The School District may require all persons offering to vote to provide one form of proof of residency pursuant to Education Law 2018-c. Such form may include a driver's license, a non-driver identification card, a utility bill, or a voter registration card.  Upon offer of proof of residency, the School District may also require all persons offering to vote to provide their signature, printed name and address.



Joanne Menard

District Clerk

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