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Notice of budget hearing, annual meeting and elections

March 17, 2017

LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING, ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTION
MONTICELLO CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT 

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a budget hearing of the qualified voters of the Monticello Central School District, Sullivan County, New York will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at 7:00 PM prevailing time in the Robert J. Kaiser Middle School Cafeteria, for the presentation of the budget document. This meeting will be only for the purpose of discussion and explanation of the proposed budget.

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the annual meeting and election will be held on May 16, 2017, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM, prevailing time, in the election districts heretofore established and hereinafter described, at which time the polls will be opened to vote by voting machine 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 three (3) trustees of the Board of Education; three (3) trustees for three (3) year terms commencing July 1, 2017 and expiring on June 30, 2020.

The following vacancies are to be filled on the Board of Education:

TERM NAME OF LAST INCUMBENT

3 years Scott Dorn
3 years John Moul
3 years Alyce Van Etten

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 of the District during business hours beginning April 27, 2017, except Saturday, Sunday or holidays, at the Central Administration office, 237 Forestburgh Road, Monticello, New York, and at each of the following schoolhouses:


Monticello High School, Robert J. Kaiser Middle School - Monticello, Emma C. Chase School - Wurtsboro, Kenneth L. Rutherford School - Monticello, George L. Cooke School - Monticello.

A copy of such statement will also be posted on the School District’s website.

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 Clerk of said School District at his/her office in the Central Administrative Building, no later than April 17, 2017, between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Each petition shall be directed to the Clerk of the School District, shall state the name and residence of the candidate, shall state the specific vacancy on the Board of Education for which the candidate is nominated and the name of the last incumbent, if any. Petitions must be signed by at least 28 qualified voters of the district (representing 2 percent of the number of voters who voted in the previous annual election) and must state the name and address of each signer.

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that applications for absentee ballots may be applied for at the office of the School District Clerk beginning March 31, 2017, during school business hours; completed applications must be received by the School District Clerk 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 in the office of the School District Clerk no later than 5:00 PM, prevailing time, on May 16, 2017.

Pursuant to the provision of Section 2018-a of the Education Law, qualified voters who meet the criteria for "permanently disabled" and are so certified by the Sullivan County Board of Election, will receive absentee ballots by mail.

A list of persons to whom absentee ballots are issued will be available for inspection by any qualified voter of the District in the office of the School District Clerk on or after May 11, 2017, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM on weekdays prior to the day set for the annual meeting and election, and said list will be posted at each polling place on May 16, 2017, the date of the annual meeting and election. Any qualified voter present in the polling place may object to the voting of the ballot upon appropriate grounds for making his/her challenge and the reasons therefore known to the Inspector of Election before the close of the polls.

FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that personal registration of voters is required pursuant to Section 2014 of the Education Law. If a voter has heretofore registered pursuant to Section 2014 of the Education Law and has voted at an annual or special district meeting within the last four (4) calendar years, he/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/she is also eligible to vote at this election. All other persons who wish to vote must register.

The Board of Registration will meet at each of the registration places designated below on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, between the hours of 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM, prevailing time, to prepare the register of the School District for the Annual Meeting and Election, and any person not heretofore registered 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 said Annual Meeting and Election for which the register is prepared.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that qualified voters of the Monticello Central School District may register at the office of the School District Clerk of the Monticello Central School District at 237 Forestburgh Road on any school day between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM prevailing time up until Thursday, May 11, 2017. At this time any person shall have their name placed on the election register, provided that at such time the person has proven to the satisfaction of the Clerk that he/she shall be entitled to vote.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the boundaries, registration places and polling places of the election districts of said school district are as follows:

SCHOOL ELECTION DISTRICT NO. 5: all that portion of Monticello Central School District lying in the Town of Forestburgh. Polling and registration place at the Forestburgh Town Hall.

SCHOOL ELECTION DISTRICT NO. 4: all that portion of Monticello Central School lying in the Town of Thompson and described as follows: beginning at the point where the Town lines of Fallsburg, Mamakating and Thompson intersect and run thence Southwesterly along the East bounds of the Town of Thompson to the point where the Town lines of Thompson, Mamakating and Forestburgh intersect; thence Westerly along the South bounds of the Town of Thompson to a point in the center of Town Road #83 or Murran Road-Rose Valley; thence Northerly along the center of Town Road #33 to a point in the center of State Highway Route 17; thence Easterly along the center of Route 12 to a point opposite the center of Town Road #60 or Towner Road; thence Northerly along the center of Town Road #60 to a point on the North bounds of the Town of Thompson; thence Easterly along the North bounds of the Town of Thompson to a point in the center of the Neversink River; thence Southerly along the center of the Neversink River to a point on the North bounds of the Town of Thompson; thence Easterly along the North bounds of the Town of Thompson; to a point or place of beginning, with the polling place and registration place at the Rock Hill Fire Department building, in Rock Hill.

SCHOOL ELECTION DISTRICT NO. 3: all that portion of Monticello Central School District lying in the Town of Mamakating. Polling and registration place at the Emma Chase School in Wurtsboro.

SCHOOL ELECTION DISTRICT NO. 2: all that portion of the Monticello Central School District lying in the Town of Bethel. Polling and registration place at the Dr. Duggan Community Center in White Lake.

SCHOOL ELECTION DISTRICT NO. 1: all the remainder of Monticello Central School District. Polling and registration place at the Robert J. Kaiser Middle School, 45 Breakey Ave., Monticello.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the register of the School District, so prepared pursuant to Section 2014 of the Education Law, will be filed in the office of the School District Clerk, 237 Forestburgh Road, Monticello, NY 12701, where it will be available for inspection by any qualified voter of the District on or after May 11, 2017, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM on weekdays, between the hours of 9:00 am and 12:00 p.m. on Saturday May 13, 2017, and on the day set for the annual meeting and election at each of the polling places set forth above.

Janet Montes
School District Clerk