June 8 Update: Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued an Executive Order extending the deadline for school districts to receive school budget ballots. To be counted, school budget ballots can be accepted by hand delivery through 5 p.m. on June 9 to the ballot box at the District Office, 151 Hyde Parkway, Palmyra and received by mail through June 16.
NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING AND VOTE
Palmyra-Macedon Central School District
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Education of the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District (the “District”) will hold a public budget hearing on June 2, 2020 at 7:00 PM EST. Per New York State Executive Orders 202.1 and 202.28, the public budget hearing will be conducted remotely. Information regarding how to access the budget hearing virtually may be found on the District’s website at: www.palmaccsd.org.
TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a copy of the detailed budget statement outlining the amount of money which will be required for the ensuing year for school purposes may be obtained by any resident in the district at District Office during the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. on each day, other than a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, during the fourteen days immediately preceding the annual meeting, and on the date of the annual meeting. Given the closure of school buildings, interested individuals are invited to contact the District Clerk at 315-597-3400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the annual meeting and election of members of the Board of Education of the District and the vote for the appropriation of the necessary funds to meet the estimated expenditures for the 2020-2021 academic year and authorizing the levy of taxes, and the vote for any other propositions will be conducted by absentee ballot, in accordance with Executive Order 202.26, based on the potential for contraction of the COVID-19 virus due to its prevalence and community spread. Ballots must be received by the District Clerk by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.
TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that, in accordance with Executive Order 202.26, blank absentee ballots will be mailed to each known eligible voter for the 2020 annual meeting. If additional absentee ballots are required, please contact the District Clerk at 315-597-3400 or email@example.com. A list of persons to whom absentee ballots have been issued will be available for inspection at 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.
TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that voters at the annual meeting shall vote 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 1 – Annual Budget
SHALL THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BE ADOPTED: RESOLVED, that the annual school budget for the year commencing July 1, 2020, in the total amount of $42,008,000 be approved, a statement thereof being filed in the Office of the District Clerk and available in accordance with Section 1716 of the New York State Education Law.
TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that at the annual meeting and election, the following proposition shall be presented to qualified voters:
Proposition #2 - Bus Purchases
SHALL THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BE ADOPTED: RESOLVED that the Board of Education is hereby authorized for the 2020-2021 fiscal year to expend from the Bus Purchase Reserve Fund of 2009 an amount not to exceed $265,000 to finance the purchase of vehicles for student transportation.
TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that at the annual meeting and election, the following vacancies on the Board of Education are to be filled: (1) a three (3) year term to commence on July 1, 2020 and expire on June 30, 2023, to fill the seat currently held by Laura Arrington; (2) a three (3) year term to commence on July 1, 2020 and expire on June 30, 2023, to fill the seat currently held by Sherry Lambert; and (3) a three (3) year term to commence on July 1, 2020 and expire on June 30, 2023, to fill the seat currently held by Sue Moak.
TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that military voters who are qualified voters of the district may apply for a military absentee ballot. Military absentee ballot applications are available by contacting the Clerk of the District at 315-597-3400 or firstname.lastname@example.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 P.M. 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.