Jeffrey Mester offered the following Resolution directing the District Clerk to give Notice of the Annual Public Hearing on the Budget, Annual Meeting, School District Election, Library Election and Vote. Victoria Tipp seconded. Motion carried 4-0. Board member, Karen Visser, was not present.
NOTICE OF ANNUAL PUBLIC HEARING ON BUDGET, ANNUAL MEETING, SCHOOL DISTRICT ELECTION, LIBRARY ELECTION AND VOTE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Education of the Chappaqua Central School District, Westchester County, New York will hold a Public Hearing on the Budget at the Commons at the Horace Greeley High School, Chappaqua, New York, on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 7:30 p.m., for the purpose of presenting the budget document for the 2017-2018 school year.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that a copy of the statement of the amount of money, which will be required for School District purposes during the 2017-2018 school year (the Budget), including the tax exemption reporting form, exclusive of public moneys, may be obtained by any resident of the District during business hours, effective April 6, 2017, except Saturday, Sunday or holidays, at each of the District's school houses and the Administrative Offices.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Annual District Meeting, Election of Members of the Board of Education and Library Trustees and Vote on the School District and Library budgets, will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at the Gymnasium of the Horace Greeley High School, Chappaqua, New York, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., prevailing time, when the polls will be open for the purpose of voting by voting machine:
- To elect two (2) members to the Board of Education, 3-year terms each, commencing July 1, 2017 and expiring on June 30, 2020.
- To vote upon the appropriation of the necessary funds to meet the estimated expenditures for School District purposes for the 2017-2018 School year (the Budget).
- To vote upon the appropriation of the necessary funds for the 2017-2018 fiscal year of the Chappaqua Central School District Public Library (the Library Budget).
- To elect one (1) member to the Board of Trustees of the Chappaqua Central School District Public Library, 5-year term, commencing July 1, 2017 and expiring June 30, 2022.
- To vote on any other proposition legally proposed.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that petitions for nominating candidates for the office of member of the Board of Education and office of Library Trustee must be filed with the District Clerk by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 17, 2017. Vacancies on the Board of Education and Library Board are not considered separate, specific offices; candidates run at large. Nominating petitions must be signed by at least twenty-five qualified voters of the District, shall state the residence address of each signer and the name and residence of the candidate. Petition forms may be obtained from the District Clerk on weekdays when school is in session, during regular business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at her office at the District's Education Center, 66 Roaring Brook Road, Chappaqua, New York.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that registration of voters is required pursuant to Section 2014 of the Education Law. If a voter has registered to vote with the School District and has voted at an Annual or Special School District meeting within the last four calendar years, (after January 1, 2013) s/he is eligible to vote at this Election and Vote. If a voter is currently registered to vote with the Westchester County Board of Elections, s/he is also eligible to vote in this Election and Vote. All other persons who wish to vote must register. Registration may be done on any business day at the Office of the District Clerk, during business hours, at the Education Center at 66 Roaring Brook Road, Chappaqua, up to May 11, 2017, five (5) days prior to the election and vote. Any person possessing all of the following qualifications may register to vote:
- Is a citizen of the United States; and
- Is eighteen years of age or older; and
- Has resided in the School District for a period of thirty days immediately preceding the day of the Election and Vote.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the register of voters so prepared shall be filed in the Office of the School District Clerk and shall be open for inspection by any qualified voter of the District between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., prevailing time, beginning May 11, 2017, except Saturday, Sunday or holidays. Said register will be open for inspection at the polling place on the date of the election and vote.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that, applications for absentee ballots for the Annual Meeting, School District Election and Vote may be obtained at the Office of the School District Clerk. The completed application must be received by the District Clerk at least seven (7) days prior to the election if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter or the day before the election, if the ballot will be picked up personally by the voter. Absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk by no later than 5:00 p.m., prevailing time, on May 16, 2017.
NOTICE IS FURTHER given that the Board of Registration shall meet at Horace Greeley High School on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, during the hours of voting as aforesaid for the purpose of preparing a register of qualified voters for meetings to be held subsequent to such election and vote.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that a list of all persons to whom absentee ballots shall have been issued will be available for inspection by qualified voters of the district in the said Office of the District Clerk during regular office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., prevailing time, until the day of the Annual Meeting, Election and Vote. Any qualified voter may file a written challenge of the qualifications of a voter whose name appears on such list, stating the reasons for the challenge.
BOARD OF EDUCATION
CHAPPAQUA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NEW YORK
Dated: March 1, 2017
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