Notice of Public Hearing and Budget Vote
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Grand Island Central School District (the "District") of the Town of Grand Island, Erie County, New York, will hold
a Budget Hearing. Said Hearing shall be held for the purpose of presentation and discussion of the 2007-08 District budget and shall be held on Monday, May 7, 2007at 6:30 p.m., Prevailing Time, in the High School/Middle School Complex, 1100 Ransom Road, Grand Island, New York.
TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the Annual District Meeting, Election and Budget Vote will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Prevailing Time, in the High School Gym, 1100 Ransom Road, Grand Island, New York, which vote will be on one or more propositions, on the budget for the fiscal year 2007-08, and on electing two (2) at-large members to the Board of Education as follows:
Two (2) three-year terms currently occupied by Jeri Schopp and Neil Seaman. The terms will commence July 1, 2007 after expiration on June 30, 2007 of the terms of the above named Board Members.
TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that all candidates for the office of members of the Board of Education shall be nominated by petition. Each petition shall be directed to the District Clerk; shall be signed by at least Eighty-two (82) voters of the District; shall state the residence of each signer, and shall state the name and residence of the candidate. Each petition shall be filed in the office of the District Clerk between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Prevailing Time, not later than the thirtieth day preceding the election of a member of the Board of Education, to wit: Monday, April 16, 2007. Each person nominated is a candidate to fill any of the vacancies as described above.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that applications for absentee ballots may be applied for at the office of the District Clerk. If the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, the District Clerk must receive the completed application no later than May 9, 2007. The completed ballot must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m., May 15, 2007.
A list of all persons to whom absentee ballots shall have been issued will be available in the office of the District Clerk on each of the five days prior to the day of the election, except Saturday and Sunday, during regular business hours. Such list will also be posted in a conspicuous place at the polling place during the election.
TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that voting machines will be used to record the vote on the budget, on all propositions, and on the election of members of the Board of Education.
TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the Board of Education of the District has adopted rules for the Use of Voting Machines and the Submission of questions or Propositions to be placed thereon; and printed copies of said Rules for general distribution in the District are available at the office of the District Clerk located at 1100 Ransom Road, Grand Island, New York.
TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the Board of Education of the District will have prepared and completed a detailed statement in writing of the amount of money which will be required for the fiscal year 2007-08 for school purposes, specifying the several purposes and the amount of each. The amount for each purpose estimated to be necessary for payment to the Board of Cooperative Educational Services shall be set forth in full with no deduction of estimated State aid. Such statement will be available upon request to taxpayers within the District during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Prevailing Time, weekdays, from May 1, 2007 to May 15, 2007, at each of the public schoolhouses of the District.
TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that additional propositions requiring expenditures for the fiscal year 2007-08 and the levying of taxes therefore must be submitted to the District Clerk, 1100 Ransom Road, Grand Island, New York, not later than 5:00 p.m., Prevailing Time on Monday, April 16, 2007. Such propositions will be presented with the proposed budget at the Budget Hearing.
TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that at least the following additional proposition will be voted on:
PROPOSITION NO. 1:
Shall the following resolution be adopted to wit:
RESOLVED: That the Board of Education of Grand Island Central School District (the “District”) is hereby authorized to purchase (3) 66 passenger school busses at an estimated cost of $110,000 each, (1) 30 passenger BE school buses at an estimated cost of $81,000 each, (1) 30 passenger BE wheelchair accessible school bus at an estimated cost of $94,000, and (2) plow trucks at an estimated cost of $25,000 each and to expend therefore a total sum not to exceed $555,000 to be raised by the levy of a tax upon the taxable property in the District and collected in annual installments as provided in Section 416 of Education Law, and in anticipation of such tax, obligations of the District shall be issued.
By Order of the Board of Education
Grand Island Central School District
Grand Island, New York
Janet J. Schuster, District Clerk
PUBLISH: March 30, 2007
April 13, 2007
April 27, 2007
May 11, 2007