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LEGAL NOTICE

GORHAM-MIDDLESEX CENTRAL SCHOOL NOTICE OF ANNUAL

MEETING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a budget hearing, the presentation of the school budget as adopted by the Board of Education for the fiscal year July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, and the transaction of such other business as authorized by law for the Gorham-Middlesex Central School District will be held virtually on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 6:00 pm. If the hearing is in person it will be held in the High School Library, 4100 Baldwin Road, Rushville, New York. Updated information about location in light of the COVID-19 pandemic will be published on the School District’s website when available and questions may also be directed to the District Clerk at (585) 554-4848 extension 1805 or sbenedict@mwcsd.org.

NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that the Annual Meeting and School District Vote will be held on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, from Noon to 8:00 pm in the High School Band Room, 4100 Baldwin Road, Rushville, New York at which time the polls will be opened to vote upon the school budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, upon any propositions, and 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 2021-2022 school year for school purposes, and the annual property exemption report, may be obtained by any resident 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 petitions nominating candidates for the office of member of the Board of Education must be filed in the office of the Clerk of the Board between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, no later than Monday, April 19, 2021 at 5 pm. Each petition shall be directed to the Clerk of the Board, be signed by at least twenty-five (25) qualified voters of the district, and state the name and residence of each candidate. Petition forms may be obtained from the Clerk of the Board in the HS Guidance Office.

Three seats for the Board of Education, each for three-year terms, beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2024 will be filled; these seats are currently occupied by Sheila Brown, Cory Clark and Cindy Hall.

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 April 22, 2021. 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 applications for absentee ballots may be obtained at the Office of the Clerk of the Board between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday, except holidays. The District Clerk must receive completed applications 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. The District Clerk must receive absentee ballots no later than 5:00 pm on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. A list of all persons to whom absentee ballots have been issued will be available in the Office of the Clerk of the Board between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm during each of the five days prior to the election, except Sundays, and shall be posted at the polling place at the election of members of the Board of Education.

NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that voters at the annual meeting shall vote, by machine, 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 – 2021-2022 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 $34,475,750 as a general fund appropriation for the 2021-2022 school year and to levy the necessary tax therefor.

NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN, that voters at the annual meeting shall vote, by machine, 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 three 70 passenger school buses, one 30 passenger school bus and one 25 passenger school bus, at a maximum estimated cost of $468,600 expend therefore and aggregate sum not to exceed $468,600, and be it further RESOLVED, that the sum of $468,600 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- Gorham Free Library Funding

Shall the proposition be approved authorizing the Board of Education of the Gorham-Middlesex Central School District to levy taxes annually in the amount of $111,590 (which is an increase of $56,990 from the amount in effect currently of the sum of $54,600) and to pay over such moneys to the trustees of the Gorham Free Library?

PROPOSITION NO. 4- Middlesex Reading Center Funding

Shall the proposition be approved authorizing the Board of Education of the Gorham-Middlesex Central School District to levy taxes annually in the amount of $40,442 (which is an increase of $30,445 from the amount in effect currently of the sum of $9,997) and to pay over such moneys to the Town of Middlesex for disbursement to the Middlesex Reading Center?

PROPOSITION NO. 5- Rushville Reading Center Funding

Shall the proposition be approved authorizing the Board of Education of the Gorham-Middlesex Central School District to levy taxes annually in the amount of $43,092 (which is an increase of $35,092 from the amount in effect currently of the sum 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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