Budget Vote and Board of Education Election

BUDGET VOTE AND BOARD OF EDUCATION ELECTION

 

The vote will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

This year there will be one voting location.  All eligible district residents can vote at Stissing Mountain Middle / High School, 2829 Church Street, Pine Plains, NY  12567.

VOTING

Voter qualifications are thus: United States citizen; 18 years of age or older; and a permanent resident within the District for a period of thirty (30) days immediately prior to the vote.

In order to vote, an individual must be registered with either the school district or with Dutchess/Columbia County Board of Elections (depending on County of residence). 

Any qualified resident may register to vote in this year’s election at the District Office, Stissing Mountain Middle/High School, 2829 Church Street, Pine Plains, during regular business hours, from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, on days when school is in session, until May 11, 2017

You may also register to vote with the Board of Elections:
Dutchess County Board of Elections – (845) 486-2473
Columbia County Board of Elections – (518) 828-3115

ABSENTEE BALLOTS

Absentee Ballot applications must be received by the District Clerk at least seven (7) days prior to the election and vote, if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the election and vote if the ballot is to be personally picked up by the voter. Absentee Ballots must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the election and vote, May 16, 2017

If you need an Absentee Ballot, you can pick up an application in the District Office located in the Stissing Mountain Middle/High School, or call the District Clerk at (518) 398-7181 Ext. 1408.

PUBLIC HEARING ON THE BUDGET

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Education of the Pine Plains Central School District will hold a public hearing on the budget in the Stissing Mountain Middle/High School, Pine Plains, New York, on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of presentation of the 2017-2018 budget.

BOARD OF EDUCATION ELECTION

Anyone interested in becoming a candidate for the Board of Education of the Pine Plains Central School District may pick up a packet of information at the District Office or at a Board of Education meeting from the District Clerk.

There are two seats available for a three-year term commencing July 1, 2017 and expiring June 30, 2020.  The Board member election will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, the same time as the District’s vote on the 2017-2018 school budget.

Nominating petitions are due in my office no later than the 30th day preceding the election or Monday, April 17, 2017 by 5:00 pm with at least twenty five (25) signatures of qualified voters of the district.  You are strongly encouraged to get more than 25 signatures to ensure that you have at least 25 valid signatures.

Board of Education member qualifications are as follows:

  • Must be able to read and write.
  • Must be a qualified voter of the district; that is, a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age or older, and not adjudged to be incompetent.
  • Must be and have been a resident of the district for a continuous and uninterrupted period of at least one year immediately preceding the election.
  • May not have been removed from any school district office within the preceding year.
  • May not reside with another member of the same school board as a member of the same family.
  • May not be a current employee of the school district.
  • May not simultaneously hold another incompatible public office.

If you have any questions, about the vote or the voting process, please contact Julia Tomaine, District Clerk at (518) 398-7181 Ext. 1408. The official “Notice of the Pine Plains Central School District Public Hearing on the Budget, Annual Meeting, School District Election and Voting on Propositions” will be published in the official newspapers of the district and posted on the website.

 

 

2017-18 Budget Vote and Annual Election

Proposition Number 1:   2017 – 2018 SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Pine Plains Central School District be authorized to expend the sum of $31,609,279 for School District purposes for the 2017-2018 school year and to levy the necessary tax therefor?

Proposition Number 2:  BUS PURCHASE RESOLUTION

SHALL the Board of Education of the Pine Plains Central School District, Dutchess and Columbia Counties, New York, be authorized to purchase two (2) 34-passenger or larger school buses, including cameras and necessary equipment, each at a maximum estimated cost of $54,100; two (2) 48-passenger or larger school buses, including cameras and necessary equipment, each at a maximum estimated cost of $99,925; and one (1) 65-passenger or larger school bus, including cameras and necessary equipment, at a maximum estimated cost of $102,250, for an aggregate maximum estimated cost of $410,300; and that the sum of $410,300, or so much thereof as may be necessary, shall be raised by the levy of a tax upon the taxable property of said School District and collected in annual installments as provided in Section 416 of the Education Law; and in anticipation of such tax, obligations of said School District may be issued?

Proposition Number 3:  CAPITAL PROJECT – AUDITORIUM RENOVATION / MS GYM FLOOR   

SHALL the Board of Education of the Pine Plains Central School District, Dutchess and Columbia Counties, New York, be authorized to construct improvements to the Stissing Mountain Middle/High School building, as described in a plan prepared by the District’s Architects, Mosaic Associates, which is available for public inspection in the office of the District Clerk, including: reconstruction of and improvements to the High School auditorium, including floor replacement, ceiling and finishes upgrades, installing air conditioning, replacing seating and aisle lighting, replacing rigging and lighting, curtains, sound system, stage flooring, projector and screen, all of the foregoing to include original furnishings, equipment, machinery, apparatus, interior reconstruction; and replacing the gymnasium floor in the Middle School, all of the foregoing including ancillary or other work required in connection therewith, and associated costs and expenses, at a maximum estimated cost of $2,897,160, with the amount of $2,897,160 to be transferred from the District-wide Renovations, Reconstruction and Construction Capital Reserve Fund to the capital fund for such purpose?

Board of Education Election

To elect two (2) members of the Board of Education for three-year terms commencing July 1, 2017 and ending on June 30, 2020.

Candidates                              

James Griffin
Karen S. Orton