NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING, BUDGET VOTE AND ELECTION OF WESTBURY MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY WESTBURY UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT, TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD AND TOWN OF NORTH HEMPSTEAD, COUNTY OF NASSAU, WESTBURY, NEW YORK

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Publicado: 15 abril 2022 (3 meses atrás)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a public hearing will be held by the Board of Trustees of the Westbury Memorial Public Library, Towns of Hempstead and North Hempstead, County of Nassau, State of New York on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 7:00 PM, at the Westbury Memorial Public Library, 445 Jefferson Street, Westbury, New York for the purpose of discussing expenditures contained in a proposed budget for the fiscal year 2022-2023.

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that said vote and election will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 9:00 P.M., at the WESTBURY MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY for the following purposes only:

(a) To approve or disapprove the proposed library budget (supplemented or amended as the case may be) of estimated expenses for the ensuing year as submitted by the Library Board of Trustees.

(b) The election of one (1) member to the Board of Trustees of the Westbury Memorial Public Library: One (1) member for a full term of five (5) years commencing July 1, 2022 and expiring June 30, 2027. The present incumbent is Denise Parillo.

The voting will be by paper ballot as provided by Education Law and the polls will be open at 9:00 A.M. and remain open until 9:00 P.M. and as much longer as may be necessary to enable the voters then present to cast their ballots.

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a copy of such budget or statement may be obtained beginning Thursday, March 24, 2022, by any resident of the District upon request during the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M., except Saturday and Sunday, at the Westbury Memorial Public Library, 445 Jefferson Street, Westbury, New York 11590, on the library’s website – www.westburylibrary.org and at the Principal’s office in each of the following school houses: Westbury High School, Westbury Middle School, Drexel Avenue School, Dryden Street School, Park Avenue School and Powell’s Lane School.

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that petitions containing at least twenty-five (25) signatures of qualified voters nominating candidates for the office of Trustee of the Westbury Memorial Public Library must be filed with the Clerk of the District at Westbury Public Schools Administration Building, 2 Hitchcock Lane, Old Westbury, New York 11568, between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., not later than the thirtieth (30) day (March 14, 2022) preceding the Library Election (April 12, 2022) at which time the candidates so nominated are to be elected; said petition must also state the name and residence of each signer and must state the name and residence of the candidate.

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that applications for absentee ballots may be obtained at the Westbury Memorial Public Library, 445 Jefferson Street, Westbury, New York 11590, Monday 10:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M., Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. and on the Library’s website – www.westburylibrary.org. Applications for absentee ballots may be received by the District Clerk no earlier than the 30th day before the election for which it is sought.

Completed 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 on the day before the election if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter or his or her designated agent. Absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk, at Westbury public Schools Administration Building, 2 Hitchcock Lane, Old Westbury, New York 11568, no later than 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.

A list of all persons to whom absentee ballots are issued will be available for inspection to qualified voters of the District at the Office of the District Clerk, at the Westbury Memorial Public Library , between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M; with Saturday being between the hours of 10 and 12 commencing with the issuance of such ballots and for each of the five (5) days prior to the day of the election, excluding Sundays. Any qualified voter present in the polling place may object to the voting of the ballot upon appropriate grounds for making his/her challenge and the reasons therefore known to the Inspector of Election before the close of the polls.

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that personal registration of voters is required. If a voter has heretofore registered and has voted in an annual or special district meeting during the prior four (4) calendar years, he/she is eligible to vote at this election; if a voter is registered and eligible to vote, he/she is also eligible to vote at this election. All other persons who wish to vote must register.

The Board of Registration shall meet for the purpose of registering all qualified voters of the District at the WESTBURY MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY on Tuesday, April 5 between the hours of 2:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. , to add any additional names to the Register to be used at the aforesaid election, at which time any person will be entitled to have his or her name placed on such Register, provided that at such meeting of the Board of Registration he or she is known or proven to the satisfaction of said Board of Registration to be then or thereafter entitled to vote at such election for which the register is prepared.

In addition, qualified residents of the District shall be permitted to register at the Office of the District Clerk, at Westbury Public Schools Administration Building, 2 Hitchcock Lane, Old Westbury, New York 11568, from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 noon and 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. on regular business days when school is in session beginning with the first day of student attendance in September and ending with the last day of student attendance in June and from 8:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on regular business days during the months of July and August. The final date to register for the Special Meeting to be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, is Thursday, April 7, 2022 between 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 noon and 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

The register so prepared will be filed at the Westbury Memorial Public Library, and will be open for inspection by any qualified voter of the District between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M; with Saturday being between the hours of 10 and 12, on each of the five (5) days prior to and the day set for the election, except Sunday, and at the polling place on election day.

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that during voting hours on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, the Board of Registration will meet at the Westbury Memorial Public Library, 445 Jefferson Street, Westbury, New York for the purpose of preparing a register for elections held subsequent thereto. AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Military voters who are qualified voters of the district and who are not registered must apply to register as a qualified voter by contacting the District Clerk at the Westbury Public Schools Administration Building, 2 Hitchcock Lane, Old Westbury, New York 11568 or by email [email protected] or fax sent to 516-874-1940. The military voter may indicate their preference for receiving the registration application by mail, facsimile or electronic mail (email). The application to register must be received no later than 5:00 P.M. on the twenty-sixth ( 26th) day before the election. A Military voter means a qualified voter of the State of New York who is in actual military service and will, therefore be absent from the District in which he or she is qualified to vote on the day of registration or election or is discharged from military service within 30 days of an election, or spouse, parent, child or dependent of the military voter, accompanying or being with such voter, if a qualified voter of New York State and a resident of the same school district as the militar voter, or military personnel, residing on a military base within a school district in New York State of a period of 30 days immediately preceding said Annual Meeting.

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that military voters who are qualified voters of the school district may apply for a military ballot. A military ballot application may be requested from the District Clerk and must be returned, in person or by mail to the Office of the District Clerk at the Westbury Public Schools Administration Building, 2 Hitchcock Lane, Old Westbury, New York 11568 not later than 5:00 P.M. on the twenty-sixth (26th) day before the election. A military voter may indicate their preference for receiving the military ballot application by mail, facsimile transmission, or email.

Military ballots must be received by the District Clerk (1) before the close of the polls on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 and showing a cancellation mark of the U.S. postal service, or a foreign country’s postal service, or showing a dated endorsement of receipt of another agency of the U.S government or (2) by 5:00 P.M. on the date set for the election and signed and dated by the military voter and one witness thereof, with a date which is ascertained not be later than the day before the election. Irrespective of the preferred mode of transmission, the military ballot application and military ballot must be returned by mail or in person, A list of all persons to whom military ballots shall have been issued will be available for inspection to qualified voters of the District in the office of the District Clerk during regular office hours until the day of the election.

The District has been divided into election districts as follows: Election District No. 1 consists of all the area lying between the eastern side of Post Road and Post Avenue, south and west of North Hempstead-Oyster Bay Town Line, north to Brush Hollow Road, Union Avenue to School Street to Old Country Road and north of Old Country Road. Election District No. 2 consists of all the land lying to the west of Post Avenue, Westbury and Post Road, Old Westbury. Election District No. 3 consists of all the land known as New Cassel, Town of North Hempstead and which lies east of School Street between the Long Island Railroad and Union Avenue and Brush Hollow Road; also that which lies between Grand Boulevard and the eastern boundary of the District, north of Old Country Road and south of the Long Island Railroad. Election District No. 4 consists of all the land known as New Cassel, Town of North Hempstead which lies south of the Long Island Railroad and north of Old Country Road, east of School Street and bounded on the northeast by Grand Boulevard.

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the vote on all propositions and the election of candidates on the election held on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 will be conducted by paper ballot. It being expressly understood that the intent of the Library is to comply with any legislation stemming from the current coronavirus pandemic Thus, all references to the timing, location, and manner of hearings, registration, and voting in the budget vote and election are subject to modification based on applicable legislation or direction by an entity with jurisdiction over the Library.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR VOTING AT ANY SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETING:

(a) A person shall be a citizen of the United States;

(b) Eighteen or more years of age;

(c) A resident of the District for a period of thirty (30) days or more next preceding the Election at which he offers to vote;

(d) Must be registered to vote in Nassau County or School Elections

Beverley Cathnott, District Clerk

Old Westbury, New York 11568

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