Budget Vote Info 2018-2019
OAKFIELD-ALABAMA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT #1
ANNUAL SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETING AND VOTE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the annual meeting and vote (the “Annual Meeting and Vote”) of the Oakfield-Alabama Central School District #1, of the Towns of Oakfield, Alabama, Batavia, Elba and Pembroke in Genesee County, New York and the Town of Barre in Orleans County, New York, (the “District”) will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM in the Community Room of the Oakfield-Alabama Middle- High School, 7001 Lewiston Road, Oakfield, New York, for the purposes of voting on the budget of the District for the 2018-2019 fiscal year, voting on one other proposition, electing two (2) members of the Board of Education of the District (the “Board”), and transacting such other business as is authorized by law. Voting will take place by paper ballot.
TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a copy of the budget or statement of the amount of money which will be required for the ensuing year for school purposes, exclusive of public moneys, may be obtained by any voter in the District during the 14 days immediately preceding the Annual Meeting and Vote, except Saturdays and Sundays, and on the day of the Annual Meeting and Vote, at the office of the District Clerk or at any District schoolhouse between the hours of 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM.
TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a public budget hearing will take place on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 to review the proposed 2018-2019 District budget. This hearing will take place at 6:00 PM in the Community Room of the Middle-High School in the District.
TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that there will be a vote on the following question(s) or proposition(s):
Proposition No. 1: SCHOOL BUDGET
Shall the budget for the school year 2018-2019, as submitted by the Board of Education of the Oakfield-Alabama Central School District #1, be approved in the amount of $20,250,350 and shall taxes be levied on the taxable property of the District to meet the requirements of such budget?
Proposition No. 2: ACQUISITION OF SCHOOL BUSES AND RELATED EQUIPMENT
Shall the following proposition be adopted?
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Oakfield-Alabama Central School District #1, in Genesee and Orleans Counties, New York (the “District”), is hereby authorized to purchase and finance school buses and related equipment for use in the transportation program of the District, including two (2) sixty-six/sixty-five (66/65)-passenger school buses, at an estimated maximum cost of $127,500 each, to expend therefor an aggregate sum not to exceed $255,000; and be it further
RESOLVED, that the sum of $255,000, being the aforesaid estimated maximum cost, or so much thereof as may be necessary, shall be raised by the levy of a tax upon the taxable property of the District and collected in annual installments as provided by Section 416 of the Education Law; and be it further
RESOLVED, that in anticipation of such tax, bonds or other obligations (including, without limitation, obligations arising under leases, lease/purchase contracts or installment purchase contracts having a term of not more than five years) of the District shall be issued or entered into in accordance with applicable provisions of New York State law; and be it further
RESOLVED, that New York State Transportation Aid funds expected to be received by the District are anticipated to offset a substantial part of such costs, and such funds, to the extent received, shall be applied to offset and reduce the amount of taxes herein authorized to be levied.
TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the election of members of the Board shall be held to fill two positions on the Board, which are created by the expiration, on June 30, 2018, of the terms of Joel D’Alba and Kimberly Staniszewski. The two candidates receiving the first and second highest vote totals shall be elected to terms commencing July 1, 2018 and expiring June 30, 2021.
TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that all candidates for the office of member of the Board shall be nominated by petition. Petition forms may be obtained at the office of the District Clerk in the Middle-High School Building during regular office hours Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Each petition shall be directed to the District Clerk, must be signed by at least 25 qualified voters of the District, shall state the residence of each signer, and shall state the name and residence of the candidate. Each petition must be filed in the office of the District Clerk between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM, not later than the thirtieth day preceding the Annual Meeting and Vote, to-wit, no later than 5:00 PM on Monday, April 16, 2018.
TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that applications for absentee ballots for the Annual Meeting and Vote may be applied for at the office of the District Clerk. 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 (5) business days prior to the Annual Meeting and Vote, and at the polling place on the date of the Annual Meeting and Vote. Completed applications must be received by the District Clerk no later than seven (7) days before the election if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or no later than the day before the vote if the ballot is to be personally delivered to the voter. Absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. prevailing time on May 15, 2018.
TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the qualified voters of the District shall be entitled to vote at said Annual Meeting and Vote. A qualified voter is one who is (1) a citizen of the United States of America, (2) eighteen years of age or older, and (3) a resident within the District for a period of thirty (30) days next preceding the Annual Meeting and Vote. The District may require all persons offering to vote at the budget vote and election 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 District may require all persons offering to vote to provide their signature, printed name and address.
By Order of: The Board of Education Tera Reinhardt, District Clerk