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NOTICE OF ANNUAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PUBLIC HEARING AND VOTE:

NOTICE OF ANNUAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PUBLIC HEARING AND VOTE:

NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN, that a public hearing for the voters of the District on the 2021-2022 budget and expenditure of funds will be held on May 4, 2021, commencing at 6:00 p.m. Prevailing Time in the Olean High School Auditorium, 410 West Sullivan Street, Olean, New York.

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual School District vote of the Olean City School District (“District”), Cattaraugus County, New York will be held on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, from 7:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. Prevailing Time at the Polling Place as follows for the purposes of electing two (2) Members of the Board of Education, voting on the budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year, and transacting such other business as is authorized by law.

TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that the election of members of the Board of Education shall be held to fill two (2) positions on the Board.  Both positions are to be for a five (5) year term commencing on July 1, 2021, and terminating on June 30, 2026, created by the expiration of the term of members John Bartimole and Mary-Hirsch-Schena on June 30, 2021;

TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that all candidates for the office of Member of the Olean City School District Board of Education shall be nominated by petition. Each petition shall be directed to the Clerk of the District, shall be signed by at least fifty (50) qualified voters of the District, shall state the residence of each signer, and shall be filed in the Office of the Clerk of the District between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Prevailing Time not later than April 28, 2021, the twentieth (20th) day preceding the election of Members of the Board of Education; and

To elect three (3) Trustees of the Olean Public Library to fill two (2) five-year terms commencing July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2026, as a result of the expiration of the terms of office presently held by Ann Tenglund and Edward Wagner, and one (1) four year term commencing July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2025, due to the resignation of Earl McElfresh.

FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that petitions nominating candidates for the office of Trustee of the Olean Public Library shall be filed in the Office of the Library Clerk of the Olean Public Library, at the Library, 134 N. Second Street, Olean, New York, not later than Monday, April 19, 2021, which petitions shall be filed between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Prevailing Time Monday to Friday.  Vacancies on the library board are not considered separate, specific offices, and the nominating petitions, therefore, shall not describe any specific vacancies upon the library board for which the candidate is nominated.  Each petition must be directed to the Library Clerk of the Olean Public Library, must be signed by at least twenty-five (25) qualified voters of the school district, and must state the residence of each signer and the name and residence of the candidate(s).

Polling Place

Olean Intermediate Middle School, Gymnasium, 401 Wayne Street, Olean, New York

TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that voting on the budget and propositions shall consist of voting on the following proposition, and on each other propositions as are authorized by law and the rules of this Board to be voted on at said time:

 

PROPOSITION NO. 1 – 2021-2022 Basic Budget

 

Shall the following resolution be adopted, to wit:

RESOLVED that the basic budget for the Olean City School District (the “District”) for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, as presented by the Board of Education, is hereby approved and adopted and the required funds therefore are hereby appropriated and the necessary real property taxes required shall be raised by a tax on the taxable property in the District to be levied and collected as required by law.

TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that an optical scanning voting machine will be used to record the vote on the budget, on the proposition(s), and on the election of Members of the Board of Education and Olean Public Library Trustees.

 

TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that the Board of Education of this District has adopted Submission of Questions or Propositions to be Placed Thereon. Printed copies for general distribution in the District are available at the office of the District Clerk located in the District Office, 410 West Sullivan Street, Olean, New York, 14760.

 

TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that applications for absentee ballots for the Annual District Vote may be applied for 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Prevailing Time, exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays and holidays,  at the Office of the Clerk of the District.  Complete applications must be received by the District Clerk at least seven (7) days before the election if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the election, if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter.  A list of all persons to whom absentee ballots shall have been issued will be available in the Office of the District Clerk on each of the five business days prior to the Annual District Vote, and such list will also be posted at the polling place for the Annual District Vote.

 

TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that Personal Registration of voters is required pursuant to the requirements of Section 2606 of the New York State Education Law and that the Special Registration Date for the regular annual election to be held on May 18, 2021, be established as April 28, 2021, between the hours of 12:00 noon and 4:00 P.M.  A register containing names of registered voters will be available, upon request, to taxpayers within this District during the hours of 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Prevailing Time from May 11, 2021, to May 18, 2021, exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, at the office of the District Clerk located in the District Office, 410 West Sullivan Street, Olean, New York, 14760.

 

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that military voters, not currently registered, may apply to register as a qualified voter of the school district by requesting and returning a military voter registration application to the Clerk of the school district no later than 5:00 P.M. on April 27, 2021 and must further indicate his/her preference for receiving said military voter registration, ballot application or ballot by mail, facsimile transmission or email.

 

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that registered military voters may apply for a military ballot by requesting and returning a military ballot application to the Clerk of the school district no later than 5:00 P.M. on May 3, 2021, and must indicate his/her preference for receiving said military ballot application or ballot by mail, facsimile transmission or email.

 

TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that the Board of Education of this District will have prepared and completed a detailed statement in writing of the amount of money which will be required during the ensuing 2021-2022 fiscal year for school purposes, specifying the several purposes and the amount for each. The amount of each purpose estimated necessary for payments to boards of cooperative education services shall be set forth in full with no deduction of estimated state aid. Said statement will be available, upon request, to taxpayers within this District during the hours of 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Prevailing Time from May 4, 2021, to May 18, 2021, exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, at each of the public schoolhouses of the District as well as the Olean Public Library.

 

By Order of the Board of Education Olean City School District that the District Clerk is hereby directed to arrange for the use of voting machines for said Annual School District Vote and for the printing of ballot labels to be used for said machines, which ballot labels shall be printed in the forms required by the Rules of the Use of Voting Machines and the Submission of Questions or Propositions to be Placed Thereon, adopted by the Board of Education in February 1997, and for each proposition to be submitted the words YES and NO shall be printed.

RESOLVED, that the Olean City School District Board of Education hereby authorizes the District Clerk to amend and publish a revised Notice of Annual School District Meeting and Vote as may be necessary to comply with any requirements set forth in an Executive Order of the Governor of New State, other federal or state legislation, or applicable guidance related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the deadlines and procedures stated herein may change as required by law or further state guidance.  All District residents are encouraged to closely monitor the District’s website for any updated information regarding the District’s annual meeting and vote.