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Election Notice for August 14, 2018

UTICA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

NOTICE OF SPECIAL DISTRICT MEETING

AUGUST 14, 2018

 

Pertaining to Proposed Improvements to the District’s 

High School and Middle School Athletic Facilities  

         

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that by order of the Board of Education (“Board”) of the Utica City School District (“District), Oneida County, New York, a Special District Meeting (i.e., a public referendum) will be held on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 between the hours of 12:00 noon and 9:00 p.m., prevailing time, at the polling places hereinafter listed, for the purpose of enabling the District’s duly registered and qualified voters to vote, by voting machine, on the following three (3) ballot propositions:

 

Proposition No. 1 – Proctor High School Athletic Facility Improvements

Shall the bond resolution adopted by the Board of Education of the City School District of the City of Utica on June 26, 2018, which (1) authorizes the reconstruction and improvement of Proctor High School athletic facilities at a maximum estimated cost not to exceed $5,925,000; (2) authorizes the issuance of obligations of the School District for such purposes in a principal amount up to 5,925,000; (3) authorizes the issuance of obligations of the School District in a principal amount that may exceed the School District’s constitutional debt limitation; (4) provides for the levy of taxes on the taxable real property within the School District to be collected in annual installments to pay principal and interest on such obligations; (5) pledges the School District’s faith and credit for payment of such obligations; and (6) delegates certain powers to the President of the Board of Education with respect to such obligations, be approved?

Proposition No. 2 – John F. Kennedy Middle School
and James Donovan Middle School Athletic Facility Improvements

If Proposition No. 1 is approved, shall the bond resolution adopted by the Board of Education of the City School District of the City of Utica on June 26, 2018, which (1) authorizes the reconstruction and improvement of John F. Kennedy Middle School and James Donovan Middle School athletic facilities at a maximum estimated cost not to exceed $4,725,000; (2) authorizes the issuance of obligations of the School District for such purposes in a principal amount up to $4,725,000; (3) authorizes the issuance of obligations of the School District in a principal amount that may exceed the School District’s constitutional debt limitation; (4) provides for the levy of taxes on the taxable real property within the School District to be collected in annual installments to pay principal and interest on such obligations; (5) pledges the School District’s faith and credit for payment of such obligations; and (6) delegates certain powers to the President of the Board of Education with respect to such obligations, be approved?

Proposition No. 3 – Additional Improvements to
Proctor High School, John F. Kennedy Middle School
and James Donovan Middle School Athletic Facilities

If both Proposition No. 1 and Proposition No. 2 are approved, shall the bond resolution adopted by the Board of Education of the City School District of the City of Utica on June 26, 2018, which (1) authorizes additional reconstruction and improvement of athletic facilities at Proctor High School, John F. Kennedy Middle School and Donovan Middle School at a maximum estimated cost not to exceed $4,325,000; (2) authorizes the issuance of obligations of the School District for such purposes in a principal amount up to $4,325,000; (3) authorizes the issuance of obligations of the School District in a principal amount that may exceed the School District’s constitutional debt limitation; (4) provides for the levy of taxes on the taxable real property within the School District to be collected in annual installments to pay principal and interest on such obligations; (5) pledges the School District’s faith and credit for payment of such obligations; and (6) delegates certain powers to the President of the Board of Education with respect to such obligations, be approved?

 

 

NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that the school election districts (the “Election Districts”), as determined by the Board of Education by Resolution adopted February 27, 2018, are particularly and accurately described on a map entitled “Utica City School District Map”, approved by Christopher J. Salatino, President of the Board of Education, a copy of which is on file in the Office of the Clerk of the Board of Education of the Utica City School District, Administration Building, 106 Memorial Parkway, Utica, New York. Qualifications of voters at such elections are set forth in Section 2603 of the Education Law. If a person’s name cannot be found on the list of registered voters or in the Registration poll ledger, then District elections officials shall not permit that person to vote, unless: (1) the person presents a court order requiring that he or she be permitted to vote in the manner otherwise prescribed for voters whose names are on the list of registered voters or in the Registration poll ledger; or (2) the person submits an affidavit attesting to his or her qualifications to vote (Educ. Law 2019-a(1)).

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that historically, the District’s registered voters have been assigned fourteen (14) different polling places at which to vote, depending on the Election District within which each voter resides. However, for purposes of the Special District Meeting scheduled for August 14, 2018 only, the total number of polling places shall be reduced to five (5) due to limited availability of voting machines from the County Board of Elections (which has sequestered for its own use in the upcoming primary election, many of the voting machines that ordinarily are available to the District for its elections).  Following are the polling places for the August 14, 2018 Special District Election: 

           

Election District

Ward

District

Polling Place for August 14, 2018 Vote

1

1

1

Donovan Middle School - 1701 Noyes Street

2

1

2

Donovan Middle School - 1701 Noyes Street

3

1

3

Proctor High School – 1203 Hilton Ave

4

1

4

Proctor High School – 1203 Hilton Ave

5

1

5

Proctor High School – 1203 Hilton Ave

6

1

6

Proctor High School – 1203 Hilton Ave

7

1

7

Proctor High School – 1203 Hilton Ave

8

1

8

Donovan Middle School - 1701 Noyes Street

9

2

1

Donovan Middle School - 1701 Noyes Street

10

2

2

Donovan Middle School - 1701 Noyes Street

11

2

3

Donovan Middle School - 1701 Noyes Street

12

2

4

Donovan Middle School - 1701 Noyes Street

13

2

5

Donovan Middle School - 1701 Noyes Street

14

2

6

Donovan Middle School - 1701 Noyes Street

15

2

7

Donovan Middle School - 1701 Noyes Street

16

2

8

Donovan Middle School - 1701 Noyes Street

17

3

1

Hugh R. Jones Elem School – 2630 Remington Road

18

3

2

Hugh R. Jones Elem School – 2630 Remington Road

19

3

3

Hugh R. Jones Elem School – 2630 Remington Road

20

3

4

Hugh R. Jones Elem School – 2630 Remington Road

21

3

5

Hugh R. Jones Elem School – 2630 Remington Road

22

3

6

Hugh R. Jones Elem School – 2630 Remington Road

23

3

7

Hugh R. Jones Elem School – 2630 Remington Road

24

3

8

Watson Williams Elem School – 107 Elmwood Place

25

3

9

Hugh R. Jones Elem School – 2630 Remington Road

26

3

10

Hugh R. Jones Elem School – 2630 Remington Road

27

4

1

Watson Williams Elem School – 107 Elmwood Place

28

4

2

Watson Williams Elem School – 107 Elmwood Place

29

4

3

Proctor High School – 1203 Hilton Ave

30

4

4

Proctor High School – 1203 Hilton Ave

31

4

5

Proctor High School – 1203 Hilton Ave

32

4

6

Proctor High School – 1203 Hilton Ave

33

4

7

Proctor High School – 1203 Hilton Ave

34

4

8

Proctor High School – 1203 Hilton Ave

35

4

9

Proctor High School – 1203 Hilton Ave

36

5

1

Watson Williams Elem School – 107 Elmwood Place

37

5

2

Watson Williams Elem School – 107 Elmwood Place

38

5

3

Watson Williams Elem School – 107 Elmwood Place

39

5

4

Watson Williams Elem School – 107 Elmwood Place

40

5

5

Watson Williams Elem School – 107 Elmwood Place

41

5

6

Watson Williams Elem School – 107 Elmwood Place

42

5

7

Donovan Middle School - 1701 Noyes Street

43

6

1

John F. Kennedy MS  School - 500 Deerfield Drive East

44

6

2

John F. Kennedy MS  School - 500 Deerfield Drive East

45

6

3

John F. Kennedy MS  School - 500 Deerfield Drive East

46

6

4

John F. Kennedy MS  School - 500 Deerfield Drive East

47

6

5

John F. Kennedy MS  School - 500 Deerfield Drive East

48

6

6

John F. Kennedy MS  School - 500 Deerfield Drive East

49

6

7

John F. Kennedy MS  School - 500 Deerfield Drive East

50

6

8

Proctor High School – 1203 Hilton Ave

51

6

9

Proctor High School – 1203 Hilton Ave

           

            NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that personal registration of voters is required pursuant to Section 2606 of the Education Law. Accordingly, the only persons entitled to vote in the Special District Meeting scheduled for August 14, 2018 are those persons who are “qualified voters” and who are “registered” to vote as set forth herein.  To be a “qualified voter” a person must be a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age, and a legal resident of the District for a period of 30 days immediately preceding August 14, 2018.  If a “qualified voter” previously has registered with the District, or with the Oneida County Board of Elections, and has voted within the last four (4) calendar years, he or she is eligible to vote at the August 14, 2018 Special District Meeting without re-registering. All other qualified voters who wish to vote in the Special District Meeting must either pre-register with the District’s Board of Registration as set forth below, or be registered with the Oneida County Board of Elections to vote in general elections, pursuant to the provisions of Article 5 of the Election Law, on the date of the Special District Meeting.

 

NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that the District’s Board of Registration shall meet for the purpose of registering qualified voters of the District pursuant to Section 2606 of the Education Law at Utica City School District Board Clerk’s Office, 106 Memorial Parkway, Utica, NY, 13501 on Monday, July 16, 2018 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Monday, July 30, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Any person shall be entitled to have his or her name placed upon such Register, provided that at such meeting of the Board of Registration, he or she is known or proven to the satisfaction of the Board of Registration to be then or thereafter entitled to vote at the Special District Meeting scheduled for August 14, 2018.

 

NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that the Register of voters will be filed in the Office of the District Clerk at the Administration Building, 106 Memorial Parkway, Utica, New York, and will be open for inspection by any qualified voter of the District upon completion, and in any event, beginning no later than July 31, 2018, between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM on any day when the Office is open for business, up to the day of the Special District Meeting.

 

NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that absentee ballots shall be mailed to permanently disabled voters by first-class mail. All other persons seeking to vote by absentee ballot in the Special District Meeting scheduled for August 14, 2018 must complete an absentee ballot application in order to receive an absentee ballot. Applications for absentee ballots may be obtained from the District Clerk’s Office. A completed application must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. prevailing time, on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 (i.e., seven [7] days prior to the date of the vote) if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or no later than 5:00 p.m., prevailing time on Monday, August 13, 2018 (i.e., the day before the vote) if the ballot will 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 during regular office hours (i.e., between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM until the day of the Special District Meeting. Completed absentee ballots must be received in the office of the District Clerk, no later than 5:00 p.m., prevailing time, on the date of the Special District Meeting, Tuesday, August 14, 2018, in order to be counted.

 

DATED:   June 26, 2018                    ORDER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE UTICA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, Utica, New York                

                                                                       

Kathy Hughes, Board Clerk