Notice of Public Hearing and Budget Vote - 2008
IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Grand Island Central School District (the
"District") of the Town of Grand Island, Erie County, New York, will
Budget Hearing. Said Hearing
shall be held for the purpose of presentation and discussion of the 2008-09
District budget and shall be held on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 6:30 p.m.,
Prevailing Time, in the High School/Middle School Complex, 1100 Ransom Road,
Grand Island, New York.
FURTHER NOTICE that the Annual District Meeting, Election and Budget Vote will
be held on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 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 2008-09,
and on electing two (2) at-large members to the Board of Education as follows:
(2) three-year terms currently occupied by Myrna Blair and Richard Little, Jr.
The terms will commence July 1, 2008 after expiration on June 30, 2008 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 Twenty-six (26) 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 21, 2008. Each
person nominated is a candidate to fill any of the vacancies as described above.
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, 2008.
The completed ballot must be received by the District Clerk no later than
5:00 p.m., May 20, 2008.
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.
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
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.
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 2008-09 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 6, 2008 to May
20, 2008, at each of the public schoolhouses of the District.
FURTHER NOTICE that additional propositions requiring expenditures for the
fiscal year 2008-09 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 21, 2008.
Such propositions will be presented with the proposed budget at the
FURTHER NOTICE that at least the following additional proposition will be voted
the following resolution be adopted to wit:
RESOLVED: (a) That the Board of Education of the Grand Island Central School District, in the County of Erie, New York (the “District”), is hereby authorized to acquire various school buses and vehicles, and to expend therefore an amount not to exceed $672,000.00; (b) that a tax is hereby voted in the amount of not to exceed $672,000.00 to finance such cost, such tax to be levied and collected in installments in such years and in such amounts as shall be determined by said Board of Education; (c) that the District is authorized to issue serial bonds to finance all or part of said cost, and a tax is hereby voted to pay the interest on said bonds as the same shall become due and payable; and (d) that, in lieu of bonds, the District is authorized to enter into one or more installment purchase contracts for the purchase of some or all of said buses and vehicles, for a term of not to exceed five (5) years; and a tax is hereby voted to pay each installment on any such contract.
PROPOSITION NO. 2:
the following resolution be adopted to wit:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Grand Island Central School District is hereby authorized and directed to establish a capital reserve fund, pursuant to Section 3651 of the Education Law, to be know as the "2008 Capital Reserve Fund" in an amount not to exceed $10,000,000 plus any interest accrued thereon, with a probable term of 15 years, but such fund will continue in existence for the Fund's stated purpose until liquidated according to the Education Law or until the funds are exhausted, with the purpose thereof being the construction, reconstruction and improvement of School District facilities, including original furnishings, equipment, machinery or apparatus incidental thereto, and the purchase of furnishings, equipment, machinery or apparatus separately.
By Order of the Board of Education
Grand Island Central School District
Grand Island, New York
Janet J. Schuster, District Clerk
April 4, 2008