Legal Notices - The Millerton News - 5-28-20

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING, BUDGET VOTE AND ELECTION - *COVID-19 UPDATE*

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a public hearing of the qualified voters of the Northeast (Webutuck) Central School District will be held May 26, 2020. Copies of the budget and the text of any proposition that will be presented to the voters will be available for review by any qualified voter beginning on May 26, 2020 upon request by email to the District Clerk at tracy.trotter@webutuck.org.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the annual meeting of the qualified voters of the Northeast (Webutuck) Central School District will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, to vote by absentee ballot exclusively upon the following items:

1. Shall the 2020-2021 Budget as adopted by the Board of Education in the amount of $23,909,545, with anticipated revenue exclusive of taxes in the amount of $8,309,036 and the amount to be raised through taxes of $15,600,509, be approved?

2. To elect three (3) members to the Board of Education, for three-year terms, commencing July 1, 2020 and expiring on June 30, 2023.

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

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 the 2020-2021 school year, exclusive of public monies, may be obtained by any taxpayer in the District during the fourteen (14) days immediately preceding June 9, 2020 via email request.

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 by absentee ballot exclusively due to the prevalence and community spread of COVID-19, that the potential for contraction of the COVID-19 virus shall be deemed temporary illness for all qualified voters. All qualified voters shall receive an absentee ballot with a postage paid return envelope. Completed ballots must be mailed and received by the District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. A qualified voter is one who is (1) a citizen of the United States of America, (2) eighteen (18) years of age or older, (3) resident within the School District for a period of thirty (30) days preceding the annual vote and election and (4) not otherwise disqualified under the Election Law. Anyone who meets the definition of a “qualified voter”, but does not believe (s)he will be on the School District’s poll list, which contains the names of residents who voted in previous elections, please contact the District Clerk by email at tracy.trotter@webutuck.org as soon as possible to ensure timely receipt of the absentee ballot for the 2020 annual meeting/election.

The Education Law makes special provisions for absentee voting by “permanently disabled” voters of the District and any questions regarding these rights should be directed to the Clerk of the Board. All completed ballots shall be mailed to the Office of the District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 9, 2020.

A list of all persons to whom absentee ballots shall have been issued will be available upon request to the District Clerk on each of the five days prior to the day of the election, except Saturday or Sunday, and the day set for the election. Any qualified voter present in the polling place may object to the voting of the ballot upon appropriate grounds by making his/her challenge and 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 Education Law ß ß 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 May 8, 2020; 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. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE WEBUTUCK CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT, COUNTY OF DUTCHESS STATE OF NEW YORK. 

Therese M. Trotter

Webutuck Central School District

Clerk of the Board

Amenia, NY 12501

05-28-20

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