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BUDGET HEARING
Victoria Handy
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING, BUDGET VOTE AND ELECTION OF THE SAG HARBOR UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT SUFFOLK COUNTY, NEW YORK

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a Public Hearing of the qualified voters of the Sag Harbor Union Free School District, Towns of Southampton and East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York, will be held in the Pierson Middle/High School Library, in said district on May 13, 2019, at 6:30 p.m., prevailing time, for the transaction of business as authorized by the Education Law, including the following items:

  • To present to the voters a detailed statement of the amount of money which will be required for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.
  • To discuss all the items hereinafter set forth to be voted upon by voting machine at the Budget Vote and Election to be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.
  • To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting pursuant to Education Law of the State of New York and acts amendatory thereto. 

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 2019-2020, exclusive of public moneys, may be obtained by any resident of the District beginning May 6, 2019 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., prevailing time, except Saturday, Sunday or holidays at the Office of the District Clerk, (200 Jermain Avenue, Sag Harbor, New York), Main Office at Pierson Middle/High School (200 Jermain Avenue, Sag Harbor, New York), Sag Harbor Elementary School (68 Hampton Street, Sag Harbor, New York), John Jermain Memorial Library (201 Main Street, Sag Harbor, New York) at and on the District’s internet website.

 AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that said Budget Vote and Election will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in the Pierson High School Gymnasium, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., prevailing time, at which time the polls will be opened to vote by voting machine upon the following items:

  • To adopt the annual budget of the School District for the fiscal year 2019-2020 and to authorize the requisite portion thereof to be raised by taxation on the taxable property of the District.    
  • To elect three (3) members of the Board of Education whereby two (2) members shall serve three (3) year terms commencing July 1, 2019, and expiring on June 30, 2022, and one member shall serve the balance of an unexpired term, commencing on May 21, 2019 and expiring June 30, 2020. The two members who receive the highest number of votes will be elected to serve the three (3) year terms and fill the positions held by Susan Lamontagne and Chris Tice, whose terms expire on June 30, 2019. The one (1) member who receives the third highest number of votes will be elected to serve the balance of the unexpired term previously held by January Kerr and currently held by Brian DeSesa, whose appointment expires on May 21, 2019.
  • “Shall the Board of Education of the Sag Harbor Union Free School District be authorized to purchase one new 2019 Freightliner chassis/Thomas body model school bus at an estimated maximum cost of One Hundred Three Thousand Five Hundred Twenty-Four xx/100 ($103,524.00) Dollars, and one new 2019 1500 series Chevrolet Fleet Suburban school bus with 4 wheel drive at an estimated maximum cost of Seventy Four Thousand Nine Hundred Twenty Two ($74,922) Dollars, and to appropriate and expend such amount from the Transportation Fleet Capital Reserve Fund, which was previously established following approval of a proposition by the voters of the School District on May 16, 2017?”

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to Section 495 of the Real Property Tax Law, the School District is required to attach to its proposed budget an exemption report. Said exemption report, which will also become part of the final budget, will show how the total assessed value of the final assessment roll used in the budgetary process is exempt from taxation, list every type of exemption granted by the statutory authority, and show the cumulative impact of each type of exemption, the cumulative amount expected to be received as payments in lieu of taxes (PILOT) and the cumulative impact of all exemptions granted. In addition, said exemption report shall be posted on any bulletin board maintained by the District for public notices and on any website maintained by the District.

 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 her office at 200 Jermain Avenue, Sag Harbor, New York, not later than Monday, April 22, 2019, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., prevailing time.  Each petition shall be directed to the Clerk of the District; must be signed by at least 25 qualified voters of the District; Vacancies on the Board of Education are not considered separate, specific offices; candidates run at large.  Nominating petitions shall not describe any specific vacancy upon the Board for which the candidate is nominated.

 AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that personal registration of voters is required either pursuant to Section 2014 of the Education Law, or pursuant to Article 5 of the Election 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 or 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 or she is also eligible to vote at this election. All other persons who wish to vote must register.

The Board of Registration will meet for the purpose of registering all qualified voters of the District pursuant to Section 2014 of the Education Law on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 in the District Clerk’s Office, 200 Jermain Avenue, Sag Harbor, New York between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., prevailing time, to add any additional names to the Register to be used at the aforesaid election, at which time any person will be entitled to have his or her name placed on such Register provided that at such meeting of said 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 such election for which the Register is prepared. The Register so prepared pursuant to Section 2014 of the Education Law will be filed in the Office of the District Clerk, 200 Jermain Avenue, Sag Harbor, New York, and will be open for inspection by any qualified voter of the District beginning on Thursday, May 16, 2019, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. prevailing time, on each day prior to the day set for the election, except Sunday, and at the polling place(s) on the day of the vote.

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to Section 2014 of the Education Law of the State of New York, the Board of Registration will meet on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., prevailing time, at the Pierson High School Gymnasium, to prepare the Register of the School District to be used at the Budget Vote and Election to be held in 2020, and any special district meeting that may be held after the preparation of said Register, at which time any person will be entitled to have his or her name placed on such Register provided that at such meeting of said 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 the school election for which said Register is prepared, or any special district meeting held after May 21, 2019.

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that applications for absentee ballots will be obtainable during school business hours from the District Clerk beginning Wednesday, April 24, 2019; completed applications must be received by the District Clerk at least seven (7) days before the election, May 14, 2019, if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the election, May 20, 2019, if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter. Absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk not later than 5:00 p.m., prevailing time, on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.

A list of persons to whom absentee ballots are issued will be available for inspection to qualified voters of the District in the Office of the District Clerk on and after Thursday, May 16, 2019, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., prevailing time, on each day prior to the day set for the annual election, except Sunday, and on May 21, 2019, the day set for the election. Any qualified voter then present in the polling place may object to the voting of the ballot upon appropriate grounds by making his or her challenge and the reasons therefore known to the Inspector of Election before the close of the polls.

 AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to a rule adopted by the Board of Education in accordance with Section 2035 of the Education Law, any referenda or propositions to amend the budget, or otherwise to be submitted for voting at said election, must be filed with the Clerk of the Board of Education at the District Office, 200 Jermain Avenue, Sag Harbor, New York, in sufficient time to permit notice of the proposition to be included with the Notice of the Public Hearing, Budget Vote and Election required by Section 2004 of the Education Law or on or before April 22, 2019, at 5:00 p.m., prevailing time; must be typed or printed in the English language; must be directed to the Clerk of the School District; must be signed by at least 25 qualified voters of the District (representing 5% of the number of voters who voted in the previous annual election); and must legibly state the name of each signer. However, the School Board will not entertain any petition to place before the voters any proposition the purpose of which is not within the powers of the voters to determine, which is unlawful, or any proposition which fails to include a specific appropriation where the expenditure of monies is required by the proposition, or where other valid reason exists for excluding the proposition from the ballot.

Dated: Towns of Southampton and East Hampton, New York,

March 26, 2019

By Order of the BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

SAG HARBOR UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT

Sag Harbor, New York

Victoria Handy, District Clerk