Legal Notices - The Millerton News - 4-1-21


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Education of the Northeast Central School District, Dutchess and Columbia Counties, New York, will hold a Public Hearing on the Budget in the High School Library at the Webutuck High School Building, Haight Road, Amenia, New York, on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 7:00 P.M., for the purpose of presenting the budget document for the 2021-2022 School Year.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that a copy of the statement of the amount of money which will be required for to fund the budget for the 2021-2022 school year, exclusive of public monies, may be obtained by any resident of the District during business hours, between 9:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M., prevailing time, at the Webutuck Elementary School, Eugene Brooks Intermediate School, Webutuck High School and at the District Administrative Office between 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., prevailing time, effective May 3, 2021, except Saturday, Sunday or holidays. Copies of the Budget will also be available at the Northeast-Millerton Library and the Amenia Free Library.

The election and budget vote shall be by machine or absentee ballot. The hours during which the poll shall be kept open shall be from 12:00 Noon until 9:00 P.M., prevailing time, or for as long thereafter as necessary to enable qualified voters who are in the polling place at 9:00 P.M. to cast their ballots.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Annual Meeting, Election of Members of the Board of Education and Vote on the Budget of the qualified voters of the Northeast Central School District, will be held on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at the Webutuck High School gym, Haight Road, Amenia, New York, between the hours of 12:00 Noon and 9:00 P.M., prevailing time, when the polls will be open for the purpose of voting by voting machine:

A. To elect four (4) members to the Board of Education at-large, two (2) for three-year terms, commencing July 1, 2021 and expiring on June 30, 2024 to fill the vacant seats of incumbent board members, Nikki Johnson, and Rick Keller Coffey, one (1) to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Jay Newman whose term shall expire on June 30, 2023, and one (1) to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Steve Abad whose term shall expire on June 30, 2022.

B. To adopt the annual budget of the Northeast Central School District for the fiscal year 2021-2022 and to authorize the requisite portion therefore to be raised by taxation on the taxable property on the District.

C. To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting pursuant to the Education Law of the State of New York.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that petitions for the nomination of candidates for the office of member of the Board of Education must be filed with Clerk of the District no later than Monday, April 19, 2021 by 5:00 P.M., prevailing time, in the form and manner prescribed by Section 2018 of the Education Law. Vacancies on the Board of Education are not considered separate, specific offices; candidates run at-large for the vacant seats. Such petitions must be signed by at least twenty-five (25) qualified voters of the School District, shall state the residence address of each signer and the name and residence address of the candidate. The petition shall also describe the length of the term of the office and contain the name of the last incumbent. Petition forms may be picked up on any school day at the Office of the District Clerk, at the Webutuck High School building, Haight Road, Amenia, New York between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the qualified voters of the School District shall be entitled to vote in said annual vote and election. A qualified voter is one who is (1) a citizen of the United States of America, (2) eighteen (18) years of age or older, and (3) resident within the School District for a period of thirty (30) days preceding the annual vote and election. The School District may require all persons offering to vote at the budget vote and election to provide one form of proof of residency pursuant to Education Law section 2018-c. Such form may include a driver’s license, a non-driver identification card, a utility bill, or a voter registration card. Upon offer of proof of residency, the School District may also require all persons offering to vote to provide their signature, printed name and address.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that absentee ballots will be available for this Election and Vote. Applications for absentee ballots for the School District Election and Vote may be obtained at the Office of the District Clerk at the Webutuck High School building, Haight Road, Amenia, New York on school days during school hours. The application must be returned to the District Clerk at least seven (7) days prior to the election if the ballot is to be mailed, or the day before the election if the ballot will be picked up personally by the voter. Absentee ballots must be received at the Office of the District Clerk by no later than 5:00 P.M., prevailing time, on the day of the Election and Vote, May 18, 2021.

The Education Law makes special provisions for absentee voting by “permanently disabled” voters of the District and any questions regarding these should be directed to the District Clerk. A list of all persons to whom absentee ballots shall have been issued will be available for inspection to qualified voters of the District at the said District Administrative Offices during regular office hours, 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., prevailing time, including the day of the Election and Vote. Any qualified voter may file a written challenge the acceptance of the ballot of any person on such list, by making his/her challenge and reasons therefore known to the Inspector of Election before the close of the polls.

The Education Law also makes special provisions for absentee voting for “military” voters of the District. Specifically, the law provides a unique procedure for “ “military ballots” in school district votes. Whereas absentee ballot applications and absentee ballots must be received by the voter by mail, a military voter may elect to receive his/her absentee ballot application and absentee ballot by mail, email or facsimile. The military voter must, however, return his/her original military ballot application and military ballot by mail or in person. The Clerk of the Board shall transmit the military voter’s military ballot in accord with the military voter’s preferred method of transmission, or if no preferred method is identified by mail, not later than 25 days before the vote. The Clerk of the Board must then receive the military voter’s military ballot by mail or in person not later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the vote.

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a rule adopted by the Board of Education in accordance with Education Law § § 2035, 2008, any referenda or propositions to amend the budget, or otherwise to be submitted for voting at said election, must be filed with and directed to the District Clerk at the District Office, on or before April 19, 2021; must be typed or printed in the English language. However, the Board of Education will not entertain or place before the voters any petition or any proposition if its purpose is beyond the power of the voters or is illegal, or any proposition requiring the expenditure of monies which fails to include specific appropriations for all such expenditures required by the proposition.

Therese M. Trotter

Clerk of the Board

Webutuck (Northeast) Central School District

194 Haight Road, P.O. Box 405

Amenia, NY 12501






PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Chapter 121 of the Code of the Town of Amenia and NYS Town Law Section 274-a, a public hearing will be convened by the Town of Amenia Planning Board at 7:00 p.m. on April 14, 2021 to consider the application of Silo Ridge Ventures Property A, LLC for a site plan amendment to the Planning Board’s July 29, 2015 approval of Silo Ridge Resort Community Phase 1 Site Plans involving Condominiums 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 and 3.4 on property located at Former Silo Ridge Country Club, 4651 Route 22, Amenia, New York (Parcel Grid Identification Number: 7066-02-775969) (the “Application”). The subject property is located in the Rural Agricultural zoning district and the Resort Development and Scenic Protection overlay districts.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the public hearing on the application will be conducted remotely via Zoom in accordance with Executive Order 202.1 and subsequent Executive Orders of Governor Andrew Cuomo. To participate in this public hearing, please send an email to jwestfall<\@> and instructions will be provided.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a copy of the Application is on file in the Planning Board Office for public viewing and inspection during normal business hours by appointment only; Monday-Thursday 1pm-4pm. The Application can also be viewed and downloaded from the Town’s official website at

 PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the Planning Board will hear all persons interested in the Application at the public hearing noticed herein. All persons may appear at the hearing in person or by agent and may also submit written comments to the Planning Board at or prior to such hearing by emailing comments to Planning Board Secretary Judy Westfall at

Dated: March 23, 2021.

Robert Boyles, Jr., Chairman

Town of Amenia

Planning Board




NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Village Board of the Village of Millerton invites sealed proposals for the furnishing of all materials and labor necessary for the construction of the Village of Millerton Sidewalk Replacement Project in the Village of Millerton, New York. This Contract has been designated as Contract No. 20-113 as set forth in contract documents, including drawings and specifications, prepared by CPL, Architecture, Engineering, Planning and Land Surveyor, DPC, 64 Green Street, Suite 1, Hudson, NY 12534.

All such sealed proposals must be received by the Village Clerk at the Village Hall, 5933 North Elm Avenue, Millerton, NY 12546 on or before April 9, 2021, 10:00am, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud, for prompt consideration by the Village Board.

Copies of the proposed contract documents, including plans and specifications, and the forms of proposals for the contract, are available for public inspection at the Village Clerk’s office during business hours, Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to noon and becoming available March 19, 2021. Pursuant to the provisions of GML 102, persons desiring to take a copy may obtain them, subject to a non-refundable deposit in the amount of $50.00 for each set, payable by check or money order.

Work shall consist of:

Base Bid: 

 Demolition of existing sidewalk and curb and replacement with new concrete sidewalk and curbing along the south side of NYS Route 44 (Main Street), Village of Millerton

The Contractor shall enter into a contract within five (5) calendar days from the date of acceptance of this bid and the work shall be substantially complete within 60 calendar days of the date of the Notice to Proceed.

All proposals shall be made and received upon the following conditions, which are more fully set forth in the bid documents:

1. Only such proposals as are made and filed upon the forms available in the Bid Documents will be accepted.

2. Proposals are to be enclosed in a sealed envelope.

3. Each proposal must be accompanied by a certified check in the sum of five percent (5%) of the amount bid, payable to the order of the Village of Millerton, or a bond with sufficient sureties, to be approved by the Mayor, as Chief Financial Officer, in such amount, conditioned that if the proposal is accepted, the bidder will enter into a contract for the same and will provide acceptable security, in the form of cash, certified check or performance bonds, or letters of credit, as set forth in the contract documents, for the faithful performance of the contract, within 15 days from the acceptance of the proposal.

4. Pursuant to the provisions of GML 105, no bids may be withdrawn unless no contract is awarded for more than 45 days after the opening thereof.

5. Upon acceptance of the bid, if the successful bidder fails to enter into a contract pursuant to the requirements of said Village Board or fails to give the further security prescribed in this notice within the time noted herein, then the check deposited as aforesaid, and the moneys standing to the credit of the same shall be forfeited to the Village as liquidated damages and not as a penalty and the Mayor shall collect the same or enforce the payment of the bond for the benefit of the Village.

 6. All bids shall contain the non-collusion certificate in a form meeting the requirements of GML 103-d.

The Village Board reserves the right, in its discretion, to waive technical noncompliance or irregularities that are not material or substantial, and to reject all bids and to rebid the project.

By Order of the Village Board

Kelly Kilmer

Village Clerk


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