Details for LEGAL NOTICE GORHAM- MIDDLESEX CENTRAL SCHOOL NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

LEGAL NOTICE

GORHAM-

MIDDLESEX

CENTRAL SCHOOL

NOTICE OF

ANNUAL MEETING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing of qualified voters of the Gorham-Middlesex Central School District will be held virtually on May 26, 2020 at 6:00pm for the purpose of presenting the school budget as adopted by the Board of Education for the fiscal year July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 and for the transaction of such other business as is authorized by law. Information regarding access to the budget hearing may be found on the District’s website at https://www.mwcsd.org/

NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that the Annual Meeting and School District Vote will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 via absentee ballot only to vote to adopt the school budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, for the purpose of approving any propositions, and to authorize the required portion to be raised by taxation on the taxable property of the District; for the election of three members to the Board of Education, and for the transaction of such other business as is authorized by law.

NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that a copy of the statement of the estimated amount of money which will be required for the ensuing 2020-2021 school year for school purposes, and the annual property exemption report, may be obtained by any taxpayer of the District during the fourteen (14) days immediately preceding the annual budget vote, except Saturday, Sunday or a Holiday, and on the date of the election, at each school building in said District, or at the District Office, between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.

NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that, in accordance with Executive Order 202.26, at least (1) absentee ballot shall be provided per household for the 2020 annual meeting. If a household requires additional ballots, please contact the District Clerk at (585) 554-4848 extension 1805 or sbenedict@mwcsd.org. A list of persons to whom absentee ballots have been issued will be available for inspection in the District Clerk’s Office, during regular business hours, during each of the five (5) days prior to the election, except Sundays, and shall also be posted at the door of the polling place(s) on June 9, 2020. Absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk by 5:00 p.m. on June 9, 2020.

NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that three seats for the Board of Education, each for three-year terms, beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2023 will be filled; these seats are currently occupied by Jeff Allen, Sue Campbell and Phyllis Frantel.

NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that military voters who are qualified voters of the School District may apply for a military ballot by requesting an application from the District Clerk at (585) 554-4848 extension 1805 or sbenedict@mwcsd.org. For a military voter to be issued a military ballot, the District Clerk must have received a valid ballot application no later than 5:00 pm on May 14, 2020. In a request for a military ballot application or ballot, the military voter may indicate their preference for receiving the application or ballot by mail, facsimile transmission or electronic mail.

NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that voters at the annual meeting shall vote, by absentee ballot, upon the annual budget proposition, which shall appear on the ballot in the following form, after such budget has been finalized by the Board of Education:

PROPOSITION NO. 1 – 2020-2021 Budget

SHALL THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BE ADOPTED: RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Gorham-Middlesex Central School District is hereby authorized to expend the sum of $33,598,700 as a general fund appropriation for the 2020-2021 school year and to levy the necessary tax therefor.

NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN, that voters at the annual meeting shall vote, by absentee ballot, on the election of Board of Education Members, and on the following propositions, and on such other propositions as are authorized by law and the rules of this Board to be voted on at said time:

PROPOSITION NO. 2 – Buses

Be it RESOLVED, to authorize the purchase of motor vehicles for use in the transportation program of the District, including four 70 passenger school buses and one 30 passenger school bus, at a maximum estimated cost of $490,475 expend therefore and aggregate sum not to exceed $490,475, and be it further RESOLVED, that the sum of $490,475 being the aggregate of the aforesaid maximum estimated amounts, or so much thereof as may be necessary, shall be appropriated from the existing School Bus Replacement Capital Reserve Fund, the unassigned fund balance or raised by the levy of a tax upon the taxable property in the District and collected in annual installments as provided in Section 416 of the Education Law, and in anticipation of such tax, obligations of the District shall be issued; and be it further RESOLVED that the District shall be authorized to enter into one or more purchase contracts on terms satisfactory to the Board of Education, with respect to one or more of the vehicles hereby authorized to be acquired.

PROPOSITION NO. 3- Library Funding

Shall the proposition be approved authorizing the Board of Education of the Marcus Whitman School District to levy taxes annually in the amount of $54,600 and to pay over such moneys to the trustees of the Gorham Free Library?

PROPOSITION NO. 4- Library Funding

Shall the proposition be approved authorizing the Board of Education of the Marcus Whitman School District to levy taxes annually in the amount of $9,997 and to pay over such moneys to the Town of Middlesex for disbursement to the Middlesex Reading Center?

PROPOSITION NO. 5- Library Funding

Shall the proposition be approved authorizing the Board of Education of the Marcus Whitman School District to levy taxes annually in the amount of $8,000 and to pay over such moneys to the Village of Rushville for disbursement to the Rushville Reading Center?

By order of the Board of Education

of the Gorham-Middlesex Central School District

Rushville, NY

Sharene Benedict

District Clerk

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