NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING FORT PLAIN CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a resolution adopted by the Board of Education of the Fort Plain Central School District on October 17, 2018, that a special meeting of the qualified voters of the School District be and the same is hereby called to be held in the gymnasium of the Fort Plain Harry Hoag Elementary School, 25 High Street, Fort Plain, New York 13339 on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. prevailing time for the purpose of voting on the following proposition:
Shall the Board of Education be authorized to: (1) expand the purpose for which the Transportation Reserve Fund can be used to include the construction of additions to and reconstruction of various District buildings, facilities and athletic fields and the acquisition of original furnishings, equipment, machinery or apparatus, such Fund to be hereafter called the Transportation and Capital Reserve Fund, increase the maximum amount of such Fund to $5,000,000 and increase the life of such Fund to ten (10) years form the date hereof; (2) reconstruct various District buildings, construct and reconstruct site work and athletic fields, acquire original furnishings, equipment, machinery or apparatus and pay incidental costs related thereto, at a maximum cost of $11,245,806; (3) expend $1,300,000 from the Transportation and Capital Reserve Fund to pay a portion of the costs of such purpose; (4) levy the necessary tax therefore, to be levied and collected in annual installments in such years and in such amounts as may be determined by the Board of Education taking into account state aid and the amount expended from the Transportation and Capital Reserve Fund; and (5) in anticipation of the collection of such tax, issue bonds and notes of the District at one time or from time to time in the principal amount not to exceed $9,945,806, and levy a tax to pay the interest on said obligations when due?
The vote upon such proposition shall be registered upon voting machines or by absentee ballot. The hours during which the polls shall be kept open shall be from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. prevailing time or for as long thereafter as necessary to enable qualified voters who are in the polling place at 9:00 p.m. to cast their ballots. Any person shall be entitled to vote who is: (a) a citizen of the United States, (b) eighteen years of age and (c) a resident within the District for a period of thirty days next preceding the December 18, 2018 vote.
Absentee ballots may be applied for at the office of the District Clerk. Applications for absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk at least seven days prior to the vote if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or on or prior to December 17, 2018, if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter. Absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk not later than 5:00 p.m. on December 18, 2018. A list of all persons to whom absentee ballots shall have been issued will be available in the office of the District Clerk from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. prevailing time on each weekday until the day of the vote. Any qualified voter may challenge the acceptance of the ballot of any person on such list, by making his challenge and reasons therefore known to the District Clerk.
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