2010-03-31 / Legal Notices

LEGAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING, BUDGET VOTE, AND ELECTION GARRISON UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT

LEGAL NOTICE
OF PUBLIC HEARING,
BUDGET VOTE, AND ELECTION
GARRISON UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a Public Hearing on the proposed 2010-2011 Budget for the Garrison Union Free School District shall be held at the Garrison Union Free School Building on Route 9D in Garrison, Putnam County, New York, on Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at 7:30 p.m., prevailing time. The budget will be available for review on April 21, 2010, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools, Garrison Union Free School Building.  A report of tax exemptions, showing how much of the total assessed value on the final assessment roll or rolls used in that budgetary process is exempt from taxation, shall be annexed to the budget document
AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the annual meeting of the qualified voters of the Garrison Union Free School District, Putnam County, New York will be held on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., prevailing time, at the Garrison Union Free School building, Garrison, New York, at which time the polls will be opened to vote by voting machine on the following items:
1.    To adopt the annual budget of the Garrison Union Free School District for the fiscal year 2010-2011 and to authorize the requisite portion therefor to be raised by taxation on the taxable property of the District.
2.    To elect two (2) members to the Board of Education to three (3) year terms commencing on July 1, 2010, and expiring on June 30, 2013, to succeed Anita Prentice and Eric Jacoby.
3.    To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting pursuant to the Education Law of the State of New York.
The election and budget vote shall be by machine or absentee ballot. The hours during which the polls shall be kept open shall be from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., prevailing time, or for as long thereafter as necessary to enable qualified voters who are in the polling place at 9:00 p.m. to cast their ballots.
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 the 2010-2011 school year, exclusive of public monies, may be obtained by any taxpayer in the District during the fourteen days immediately preceding the Annual Meeting except Saturdays, Sundays or holidays, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools of the Garrison Union Free School District between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., prevailing time, and also at said District Election.
AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that personal registration of voters is required either pursuant to §2014 of the Education Law or Article 5 of the Election Law.  If a voter has heretofore registered pursuant to §2014 of the Education Law and has voted at an annual or special district meeting within the last four (4) calendar years, he or she is eligible to vote at this election; if a voter is registered and eligible to vote under Article 5 of the Election Law, he or she is also eligible to vote at this election. All other persons who wish to vote must register.
The Board of Registration will meet for the purposes of registering all qualified voters of the District pursuant to §2014 of the Education Law in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools of the Garrison Union Free School District on Monday, May 3 to Friday, May 7, 2010, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., except for Wednesday, May 5, 2010, during which registration will be between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., to add any additional names to the Register to be used at the aforesaid election, at which times any person shall be entitled to have his or her name placed upon such register provided that at such meeting of the Board of Registration, he or she is known or proven to the satisfaction of such Board of Registration to be then or thereafter entitled to vote at the School District Meeting for which such register is prepared.
The register prepared by the Board of Registration pursuant to §2014 of the Education Law shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools of the Garrison Union Free School District and shall be open for inspection by any qualified voter of the District beginning on May 13, 2010, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., prevailing time on weekdays and each day prior to the day set for the election, except Sunday, and on Saturday, May 15, 2010, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., prevailing time and at the polling place on the day of the vote.
AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to §2014 of the Education Law of the State of New York, the Board of Registration of the District will meet on May 18, 2010, between the hours of 12:00 noon and 8:00 p.m., prevailing time, at the Garrison Union Free School to prepare the Register of the District to be used at the election to be held in 2010 and any special district meetings that may be held after the preparation of said Register, to add any additional names to the Register to be used at the aforesaid election, at which time any person will be entitled to have his or her name placed on such Register, provided that at such meeting of said Board of Registration he/she is known or proven to the satisfaction of such Board of Registration to be then or thereafter entitled to vote at the school election for which said Register is prepared, or any special district meeting held after May 18, 2010.
AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT absentee ballots may be applied for at the main office of the School District. The School District Clerk must receive applications for absentee ballots at least seven days prior to the vote if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or on or prior to May 18, 2010, if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter.  The School District Clerk must receive absentee ballots not later than 5:00 p.m. on May 18, 2010. A list of all persons to whom absentee ballots shall have been issued will be available in the office of the Superintendent of Schools from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. prevailing time on each of the five days prior to the day of the election, except Sunday, May 16, 2010. Any qualified voter may challenge the acceptance of the ballot of any person on such list, by making his challenge and reasons therefor known to the Inspector of Election before the close of the polls.
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 at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools of the Garrison Union Free School District in Garrison, New York, not later than April 19, 2010, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Each petition must be directed to the District Clerk, must be signed by at least twenty-five (25) qualified voters of the District and must state the name and residence of the candidate.  A copy of such petition may be obtained at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools of the Garrison Union Free School District during regular school hours.  Memberships on the Board of Education are not considered separate, specific offices; candidates run at large. Nominating petitions shall not describe any specific membership of the Board of Education for which the candidate is nominated but must state the name and residence of each signer.
AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to a rule adopted by the Board of Education in accordance with §2035 and §2008 of the Education Law, any referenda or propositions to amend the budget, or otherwise to be submitted for voting at said vote and election, must be filed with the Board of Education at the Garrison Union Free School on or before April 19, 2010, at 5:00 p.m., prevailing time; must be typed or printed in the English language; must be directed to the Clerk of the School District; must be signed by at least twenty-five (25) of the qualified voters of the District; and must state the name and residence of each signer. However, the School Board will not entertain or place before the voters any proposition if its purpose is beyond the power of the voters or is illegal, or any proposition requiring the expenditure of moneys that fails to include specific appropriations for all such expenditures.
Jinx Remson
Clerk of the School District
March, 2010

 

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