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    CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
    BOARD OF EDUCATION
    SPECIAL MEETING
    Secondary Media Center
    October 11, 2016
    7:00PM

     


    10.11.16 BOE Meeting Presentation.pdf
     
     

    1. CALL TO ORDER

    2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

    3. READING OF THE MISSION STATEMENT


    Clinton Central School proudly educates and empowers students to realize their potential and become thoughtful, contributing members of society.

    4. PUBLIC TO BE HEARD

    The Board encourages public participation on school related matters at Board meetings. To allow for this, a period of not more than 30 minutes shall be set aside at each Board meeting. Speakers shall limit their comments to no more than 5 minutes. The Board will not permit, in public session, discussion involving District personnel or students. All speakers are to conduct themselves in a civil manner. Questions and comments from the public concerning matters which are not on the agenda will be taken under consideration and referred to the Superintendent for appropriate action. If the Board considers a topic extraordinary and requires a discussion taking longer than 30 minutes, the Board will consider designating a separate forum dedicated to that topic.

    5. STANDING RESOLUTIONS (CONSENT AGENDA)

    A. Agenda and any additions to the agenda for October 11, 2016                            
               
    6. INFORMATION-REPORTS-PROPOSAL/SUPERINTENDENT & STAFF

    A. Capital Project 2018

    7. NEW BUSINESS


    1. RESOLUTION DATED OCTOBER 11, 2016

    RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT, ONEIDA COUNTY, NEW YORK AUTHORIZING A SPECIAL DISTRICT MEETING ON DECEMBER 14, 2016 FOR THE PURPOSE OF VOTING ON A PROPOSITION FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO AND THE RECONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION AND IMPROVEMENT OF CERTAIN SCHOOL DISTRICT FACILITIES.

    WHEREAS, the Clinton Central School District (the “District”) is considering undertaking the reconstruction, improvement, rehabilitation, repair, furnishing and equipping of the Clinton Elementary School, the Clinton Middle School and the Clinton High School, including site work, at an estimated total maximum cost not to exceed $18,690,000 (collectively, the “Project”); and

    WHEREAS, the Board of Education of the District (the “Board of Education”) seeks authorization of the duly qualified voters of the District to undertake the Project.

    NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Board of Education as follows:

    Section 1.         The Project constitutes a “Type II Action” pursuant to Section 6 NYCRR Part 617 of the Regulations of the Department of Environmental Conservation of the State of New York (the “Regulations”) adopted pursuant to Article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law, as amended (the “SEQRA Act”), and no further action under the SEQRA Act or the Regulations is required for the Project. 

    Section 2.         The Board of Education hereby calls a Special Meeting of the District to be held on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at the Clinton Central School Performing Arts Complex Theatre located at 75 Chenango Avenue, Clinton, New York, on which date and at which time the polls shall be open between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., local time, for the purpose of voting on the following proposition:

    Proposition One

    Reconstruction/Renovation/Improvement of Certain District Facilities

     

    Shall the Board of Education (the “Board of Education”) of the Clinton Central School District (the “District”) be authorized to reconstruct, improve, rehabilitate, repair, furnish and equip the Clinton Elementary School, the Clinton Middle School and the Clinton High School, including site work, at a combined maximum estimated cost of $18,690,000; to withdraw $2,000,000 from the District’s Capital Reserve Fund to pay a portion of said costs; and to raise the sum of $16,690,000 by the levy of a tax upon the taxable property of the District, to be collected in annual installments as provided in Section 416 of the Education Law, which tax may be offset by New York State aid available therefore; and, in anticipation of such tax, shall the District be authorized to issue obligations of the District up to a maximum principal amount of $16,690,000?

                Section 3.  The District Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause the following “Notice of Special Meeting of the Clinton Central School District” to be published in The Utica Observer Dispatch and The Waterville Times, two newspapers having general circulation within the District, once each week, for four (4) weeks, within the seven (7) weeks preceding said Special District Meeting, the first publication to occur not sooner than October 26, 2016 and not later than October 30, 2016, in accordance with the provisions of Sections 2007 and 2004 of the New York Education Law; provided, however, that the District Clerk is hereby authorized, without further Board of Education action, in her discretion, in consultation with the District’s legal counsel, to make non-substantive, technical amendments to the “Notice of Special District Meeting” as from time-to-time deemed necessary and to assure compliance with applicable law.

     

                                                                        NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

    OF THE CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

     

    PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Special Meeting of the Clinton Central School District, Oneida County, New York (the “District”) will be held on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. in the Clinton Central School Performing Arts Complex Lobby, 75 Chenango Ave, Clinton, New York for the purpose of voting by voting machine on the following proposition:


    Proposition One

    Reconstruction/Renovation/Improvement of Certain District Facilities


    Shall the Board of Education (the “Board of Education”) of the Clinton Central School District (the “District”) be authorized to reconstruct, improve, rehabilitate, repair, furnish and equip the Clinton Elementary School, the Clinton Middle School and the Clinton High School, including site work, at a combined maximum estimated cost of $18,690,000; to withdraw $2,000,000 from the District’s Capital Reserve Fund to pay a portion of said costs; and to raise the sum of $16,690,000 by the levy of a tax upon the taxable property of the District, to be collected in annual installments as provided in Section 416 of the Education Law, which tax may be offset by New York State aid available therefore; and, in anticipation of such tax, shall the District be authorized to issue obligations of the District up to a maximum principal amount of $16,690,000?

    NOTICE is also given that the District has established personal registration of voters. Therefore, only registered voters, who are legally “qualified” to vote, may vote in the Special District Meeting on December 14, 2016.  To be a “qualified voter” a person must be a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age, and a legal resident of the District for a period of thirty (30) days immediately prior to December 14, 2016.  To be properly registered to vote, persons seeking to vote must:


    1. register to vote by December 14, 2016 with the District at the place and time specified below; or

       

    2. previously have registered with the District and maintained such registration by having voted in any annual or special meeting of the District, within the prior four calendar years; or

       

    3. be currently registered with the Oneida County Elections Board to vote in general elections, pursuant to the provisions of Article 5 of the Election Law.

    Voter Registration: 
    The place where a resident may register with the Board of Registration
    of the District to vote in school elections and referenda is as follows:

     

    Clinton Central School District Meeting Room

    75 Chenango Avenue

    Clinton, New York

     

                The date and hours where registration shall occur at the above location are as follows:

                      Date                                                            Time

                 December 5, 2016                                 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    The register of voters prepared pursuant to Section 2014 of the Education Law will be filed in the Office of the Clerk of the School District at the Superintendent’s Office and will be open for inspection by any qualified voter of the District between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., prevailing time, from December 9, 2016 through December 14, 2016, except Sunday, December 11, 2016.

                 Polling Place: The location where the vote will take place is as follows:

     

    Clinton Central School Performing Arts Complex Theatre

    75 Chenango Avenue

    Clinton, New York

    Qualified voters may vote at the aforesaid polling place.  Directions to this polling place and/or to the place where voter registration shall occur may be obtained from the Office of the District Clerk during regular office hours. 

     NOTICE is also given that qualified voters of the District may obtain applications for an absentee ballot from the Office of the District Clerk. A completed absentee ballot “application” must be received by the District Clerk at least seven (7) days before the December 14, 2016 vote (i.e., by December 7, 2016) if the absentee ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the December 14, 2016 vote (i.e., December 13, 2016) if the absentee ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter.  No absentee voter’s “ballot” will be canvassed, unless it is received in the office of the District Clerk by 5:00 p.m. on December 14, 2106, the day of the vote.  In accordance with Section 2018-a(6) of the Education Law, a listing of all persons to whom an absentee ballot is issued will be available for public inspection in the Office of the District Clerk during regular office hours until the day of the vote. 

    8.  QUESTIONS BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION


    9. ADJOURMENT