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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND VOTE ON THE 2020-2021 ANNUAL BUDGET, SEPARATE PROPOSITIONS AND ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE PULASKI ACADEMY & CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT, AND VOTE ON THE ANNUAL BUDGET

 

            NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on May 27, 2020 the Board of Education (the “Board of Education”) of the Pulaski Academy & Central School District (the “School District”) will conduct a public hearing at the Conference Room in the District Office located at 2 Hinman Road, Pulaski NY, 13142 for the purpose of discussing the statement of the amount of money which will be required for school purposes for the 2020-2021 fiscal year, specifying the several purposes and the amount for each (the “Budget”).  In accordance with Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.15, the District will conduct its hearing on the proposed District Budget by tele/video-conferencing, and in-person attendance will not be permitted due to the COVID-19 public health crisis.  The tele/video-conferencing number may be accessed on the District’s internet website at: pulaskicsd.org

 

            NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that detailed copies of the Budget, together with the appendages required by Section 1716 of the Education Law and the text of any proposition that will be presented to the voters may be obtained by any taxpayer of the School District at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools located at the District Office, 2 Hinman Road, Pulaski, NY 13142 between the hours of 9:00 a.m . and 4:00 p.m. on any day during the fourteen (14) day period immediately preceding June 9, 2020 other than a Saturday, Sunday or holiday and on the School District’s internet website at pulaskicsd.org.

 

            NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN in accordance with Section 495 of the N.Y. Real Property Tax Law, that the School District shall prepare a Real Property Tax “Exemption Report” which shall show how much of the assessed value on the final assessment roll (utilized for the school tax levy) is exempt from taxation by the School District.  This exemption report will list every type of exemption granted and will show: (1) the cumulative impact of each type of exemption; (2) the cumulative amount expected to be received as payments in lieu of taxes (PILOTS), or other payments, from recipients of each type of exemption; and (3) the cumulative impact of all exemptions granted.  This Exemption Report will be posted on the School District’s website and on School District bulletin boards utilized for posting public notices.  The Exemption Report will be annexed to any preliminary School District budget, and shall become part of the final budget.  This Exemption Report will be posted on the District’s website no later than May 22, 2020, and on District bulletin boards utilized for posting public notices.  The Exemption Report will be annexed to any preliminary District budget, and shall become part of the final budget.

 

            NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that in accordance with Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.26, all voting will take place remotely via absentee ballot upon the matters hereinafter set forth:

  • To elect two (2) members of the Board of Education to fill the following vacancies:
    • Board member for three (3) year term due to the expiration of the term of the last incumbent, Travis Rice.
    • Board member for three (3) year term due to the expiration of the term of the last incumbent, Tom Tighe.            
  • To vote upon the adoption of the School District’s 2020-2021 budget, which will appear as Proposition No. 1 on the School District
  • To vote upon the adoption of the proposition for Bus Reserve withdrawal, which will appear as Proposition No. 2 on the School District ballot.

 

            NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that candidates for the office of member of the Board of Education shall be nominated by petition, and that a separate petition is required to nominate each candidate.  Every petition must (i) be directed to the Board Clerk; (ii) state the name and residence of the candidate; and (iii) be filed c/o the Board Clerk, 2 Hinman Road, Pulaski, NY, 13142, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. local time, daily, and no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 11, 2020.  Petition forms may be obtained on the District website here.

 

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that in accordance with Executive Order 202.26, the vote and election will take place remotely due to the COVID-19 health emergency.

 

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that absentee ballots will be automatically mailed to all qualified voters of the District.  A list of all persons to whom absentee ballots have been issued will be available for public inspection in the office of the District Clerk during regular office hours, until the day of the election.  Qualified voters who wish to inspect the registration list must arrange an appointment for same with the District Clerk by calling (315)298-5188 or by emailing pmccrobie@pulaskicsd.org  No absentee voter’s ballot shall be canvassed unless it shall have been received in the office of the District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the Election.