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NOTICE OF ANNUAL SCHOOL BUDGET MEETING, BUDGET REFERENDUM & ELECTION
 
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual School Budget Meeting (Public Hearing) for qualified district residents will be held in the Lake Shore Senior High School Auditorium, 959 Beach Road, Angola, New York on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
 
FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual School Budget Referendum and Election for (1) approval of the Annual School District Budget for the 2017-18 School Year; and (2) voting on the purchase of replacement vehicles; and (3) the Election of two qualified district residents to the office of Member of the Board of Education – each for a three-year term to commence on July 1, 2017; and (4) for the transaction of such other business as is authorized by law, will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., in the Lobby of the Lake Shore Senior High School located at 959 Beach Road, Angola, New York 14006.
 
TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a copy of the statement of the amount of money which will be required for the 2017-18 fiscal year for school purposes, exclusive of public monies, may be obtained by any District resident, during the fourteen (14) days immediately preceding the Annual Meeting (that is, beginning on May 2, 2017), except Saturdays, Sundays or Holidays, at the District Office, 959 Beach Road, Angola, New York or in each school building between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
 
TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that all candidates for the office of Member of the Board of Education shall be nominated by petition. Each nominating petition shall be directed to the District Clerk, shall be signed by at least twenty-five (25) qualified voters of the District, and shall state the residence of each signer, and shall state the name and residence of the candidate. Petitions shall be filed in the District Clerk’s Office located at 959 Beach Road, Angola, New York between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday except Holidays. Each petition must be filed in the District Clerk’s Office by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 17, 2017. The two candidates who receive the highest number of votes will fill the expired terms of the two incumbents and will serve on the Board of Education for three-year terms to commence on July 1, 2017 and expire June 30, 2020. 
 
TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that voting on the budget and other propositions will consist of voting on the following propositions, as well as other such matters as may be lawfully presented at the meeting:
 
PROPOSITION NO. 1
Shall the following resolution be adopted, to wit:
RESOLVED, that the budget for the Evans-Brant (Lake Shore) Central School District for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2018, 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.
 
PROPOSITION NO. 2
Shall the following resolution be adopted, to wit:
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Evans-Brant (Lake Shore) Central School District (the “District) is hereby authorized to purchase the following replacement vehicles for use by the District in the transportation of students and general use by the District: three (3) full size diesel-powered 71-passenger school buses at an estimated maximum cost of $120,885.38 each; two (2) 30-passenger gasoline-powered school buses at an estimated cost of $62,114.53 each; for a total aggregate maximum cost of $486,885.20; with such aggregate cost to be raised by a tax upon the taxable property of the District to be levied and collected in annual installments as provided in Section 416 of the Education Law, with such tax to be partially offset by State aid available therefore, and, in anticipation of such tax, by the issuance of debt obligations of the District as may be necessary, not to exceed such maximum aggregate cost. No tax levy increase is anticipated for this proposition.
 
PROPOSITION NO. 3
Shall the following resolution be adopted, to wit:
RESOLVED that the Board of Education of the Evans-Brant (Lake Shore) Central School District, Erie County, New York is hereby authorized to undertake a District-wide capital improvement project consisting of: (A) the construction of alterations, renovations and improvements to the District’s existing buildings and facilities, including in each case, as needed (i) renovations, alterations and improvements to classrooms, hallways, offices, cafeterias, gymnasiums, locker rooms, and pool areas, (ii) renovations to school offices including security-related initiatives, (iii) refinishing of floors and walls, (iv) reconstruction and/or replacement of roofs, (v) replacement of and/or improvements to mechanical, electrical, lighting, plumbing, hot water, fire alarm, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning fixtures and systems, (vi) reconstruction of and/or improvements to exterior walls, concrete foundation surfaces, chimneys and expansion joints, and (vii) replacement of exterior doors, frames and hardware and of windows; (B) the construction of additions to each of the Lake Shore Senior High School and the Lake Shore Middle School to include unisex toilet rooms, and other appurtenant and related improvements; (C) renovations, alterations and improvements to the Transportation Center; (D) site work improvements including construction, reconstruction or replacement of parking areas, roadways, sidewalks, curbs, water mains, storm water and drainage improvements, exterior security lighting and landscaping; (E) the acquisition and installation in and around the foregoing improvements of original furnishings, equipment, machinery, and apparatus; and (F) all appurtenant, related and incidental improvements, costs and services to the foregoing; all at a total estimated maximum cost not to exceed $43,350,095, with such cost being raised by a tax upon the taxable property of the District to be levied and collected in annual installments as provided in Section 416 of the Education Law, with such tax to be offset by State aid available therefore, and in anticipation of such tax, by obligations of the District as may be necessary. No tax levy increase is anticipated for this proposition.
 
PROPOSITION NO. 4
Shall the following resolution be adopted, to wit:
RESOLVED that, in the event that Proposition No. 3 is approved by a majority of the qualified voters of said District voting thereon, the Board of Education of the Evans-Brant (Lake Shore) Central School District, Erie County, New York is hereby further authorized to undertake the following additional capital improvements: (A) at the Lake Shore Senior High School, refurbishing of existing tennis courts, additional fencing at the baseball field and replacement of the softball field backstops; improvements to the gymnasium including but not limited to replacement of bleachers, renovations and improvements to track flooring and replacement of dividing curtain; alterations, renovations and improvements to the auditorium, orchestra room, and projection room, and the renovation of music classrooms; construction of a new concession building to replace the existing concession stand; and the construction of additions and alterations to accommodate an athletic entrance area, locker rooms, a weight room, a trainer room, an athletic office, a multipurpose instructional classroom, a technology classroom, renovated music classrooms and an exterior entrance to the stadium; (B) at the Lake Shore Middle School, improvements to the gymnasium, including but not limited to replacement of flooring, bleachers and backstops, and painting; and alterations, renovations and improvements to the auditorium and orchestra room; (C) at the Anthony J. Schmidt Elementary School, renovations of the former locker room into a teaching station, renovations of classroom toilet rooms, and refinishing of the Auditorium Stage floor; (D) at the Highland Elementary School, replacement of playgrounds and improvements to outdoor basketball courts; (E) at the John T. Waugh Elementary School, installation of improved climate control equipment in second floor classrooms; (F) the acquisition and installation in and around the foregoing improvements of original furnishings, equipment, machinery, and apparatus; and (G) all appurtenant, related and incidental improvements, costs and services to the foregoing; all at a total estimated maximum cost not to exceed $16,496,730, with such cost being raised by a tax upon the taxable property of the District to be levied and collected in annual installments as provided in Section 416 of the Education Law, with such tax to be offset by State aid available therefore, and in anticipation of such tax, by obligations of the District as may be necessary.
 
TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that applications for absentee ballots may be obtained Monday through Friday, except holidays, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. in the District Clerk’s Office located at 959 Beach Road, Angola, New York. Completed applications must be received by the District Clerk or her designee at least seven (7) days before the annual meeting and election (May 9, 2017) if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter or by the day before the election (May 15, 2017) if the ballot is to be issued to the voter in person. Completed absentee ballots must be received by the office of the District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 16, 2017.
 
TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a list of all persons to whom absentee voter ballots are issued will be available for public inspection between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. in the office of the District Clerk on the five days prior to the annual meeting and election, except Sundays, and such list will be available at the polling place during the annual meeting and election. Any qualified voter may, upon examination of such list, file a written challenge of the qualifications as a voter of any person whose name appears on such list, stating the reasons for such challenge. Such written challenge shall be transmitted by the District Clerk to the Chief Election Inspector before the close of the polls.
 
BY ORDER of the Board of Education of the Evans-Brant Central School District, Lake Shore Central Schools. 
 
Kristine DeMartino, District Clerk
Lake Shore Central Schools

 




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