Board of Education Minutes – Nov. 13, 2018

Date: November 13, 2018

Board of Education                                                                                                                           

REGULAR MEETING and PUBLIC HEARING at  Pine Bush High School

 

Members Present:

  • Gretchen Meier, Vice President
  • Kristin Graessle               
  • Dori Johnson
  • Kristi Kheiralla                                                                                                                 
  • Cara Robertson
  • Ross Tompkins                                 

 

Members Absent:          

  • Lloyd Greer, Jr. President

 

Others Present:                               

  • Tim Mains, Superintendent of Schools                                                 
  • Donna Geidel, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction                                              
  • Michael Pacella, Assistant Superintendent for Business                                              
  • Deborah June,   District Clerk
  • Approximately 26 residents/students/staff members

 

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by Vice President Meier with the following motion offered:

MOVED by Trustee Robertson, second by Trustee Tompkins, that the Board of Education open the regular meeting at approximately 6:38 PM.

YES – 6     NO – 0    CARRIED

 

Consideration of Executive Session

MOVED by Trustee Robertson,  second by Trustee Johnson, that the Board of Education adjourn to executive session at approximately 6:38 PM, Attorney Client Privilege

YES – 6     NO – 0    CARRIED

 

MOVED by Trustee Robertson, second by Trustee Kheiralla, that the Board of Education adjourn executive session and return to regular session at approximately 7:05 PM.

YES – 6     NO – 0    CARRIED

 

Welcome and Pledge of Allegiance

The Board of Education resumed the regular meeting noting the time at approx. 7:09 PM. Vice President Meier welcomed those in attendance and requested all stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

MOVED by Trustee Robertson,  second by Trustee Johnson, that the Board of Education amend the Board Agenda to include an additional overnight trip request and two (2) Additions to the Consent Agenda.

YES – 6     NO – 0    CARRIED

Public Hearing – Bond Proposition

Presentation: Public Hearing – Regarding the Board approved Bond Proposition that will be presented to the voters on Thursday, December 6, 2018 between the hours of 6:00 AM and 9:00 PM. A PowerPoint presentation was provided for Tuesday’s Public Hearing. Hard copies were available for the public at the meeting and on the district website. Some of the highlights of the presentation entitled 2018 – Facilities Modernization Plan included the following:

History/Background

  • 2013  Last capital project = $16.1 million (spent $15.15 mill.) We were still coming out of the recession
  • 2015 Building Condition Survey (BCS) Projected $52+ million to address infrastructure needs
  • 2017 – formed Central Design Committee; Reviewed BCS line by line and prioritized items; Identified repair/replace needs since 2015; Identified desire for new investments & projected costs; Finalized proposal for BOE approval

 

Facilities Modernization Plan (FMP) Basics

  • All seven schools
  • Addresses numerous overdue concerns: Examples: roofs, boilers, electric, ADA compliance, replace outdated or faulty  equipment, windows, air handling units, controllers, paving . . .
  • Allows for some new investments: Examples:  secure vestibules, create new fitness center and STEAM labs, new turf fields & track at HS, new grass field and track at CVMS . . .
  • All seven schools – $76.7 million
  • Addresses numerous overdue concerns: Accounts for $58.53 million
  • Allows for new investments: Accounts for $18.17 million

The presentation continued with a map and descriptions of each location siting specific changes.

The presentation further continued with the following information:

Why Now??
December vote

  • Buys us a whole year to begin the project in 2020 (not 2021)
  • Saves on projected inflationary construction costs
  • Should help us complete the plan
  • Quicker
  • More economically

What will it cost??
Five factors will determine final costs:

  • How much of our authorization will we spend?
  • How much of the project costs will be aidable?
  • Will our state building aid percentage increase?
  • What will the percentage rate be on our bonds?
  • How much more Capital Reserve can we use?

What will it cost?? Conservative Assumptions
Five factors will determine final costs

How much of our authorization will we spend?  All $76.7 million
How much of the project costs will be aidable?      90%
Will our state building aid percentage increase?    No
What will the percentage rate be on our bonds?    4.25%
How much more Capital Reserve can we use?      No more than $7.5 million
Total possible annualized budget impact                 $2.25 million

What will it cost?? More Practical Assumptions
Five factors will determine final costs

How much of our authorization will we spend? 
How much of the project costs will be aidable?          90%
Will our state building aid percentage increase?        No
What will the percentage rate be on our bonds?              
How much more Capital Reserve can we use?                   
Total possible annualized budget impact                      $1.6 million

What will it cost??How it Could Improve
Five factors will determine final costs

How much of our authorization will we spend?  Spend $1.2 million less
How much of the project costs will be aidable?          90%
Will our state building aid percentage increase?       No
What will the percentage rate be on our bonds?       3.25% (today’s rate)
How much more Capital Reserve can we use?           Add $5 million more
Total possible annualized budget impact                      $1.6 million

What will it cost??
2018 Facilities Modernization Plan

Total project cost                                                             $ 76,700,000
Less State Aid *                                                                  $ 48,500,000
Less: Capital Reserve Fund use*                               $   7,500,000
Projected Local share (plus bond interest)           $ 20,700,000                      

*very conservative assumptions

What will it cost??
2018 Facilities Modernization Plan

Total project cost                                                             $ 76,700,000         $75,200,000
Less State Aid *                                                                $48,500,000           $47,579,040
Less: Capital Reserve Fund use*                               $   7,500,000          $12,500,000
Projected Local share (plus bond interest)           $ 20,700,000       $15,120,960

*very conservative assumptions

Vote Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 – 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Qualified voters may cast their ballots at the following polling sites:

Election Dist.     Location                                           Residents of                         

District 1:             Walker Valley Fire House        Gardiner and Shawangunk

District 2:             Pine Bush High School             Crawford and Montgomery

District 3:             Circleville Elementary School  Mount Hope and Wallkill

District 4:             Bloomingburg Town Park         Mamakating

Not registered? Contact the district clerk at 845-744-4023.

The presentation concluded noting that presentations have been ongoing throughout the district and community, 17 to date. Supt. Mains and Asst. Superintendent Pacella were thanked followed by the comment and question segment.

Questions & Answers Period on Bond Proposition – Public Participation             

Following the presentation on the Bond Proposition, the meeting was opened to the board members and public for comments/questions, of which included the following:

  • Question offered regarding community feedback, noting it is mixed;
  • Questions regarding what is aidable, addressed by Asst Supt;
  • Thank you to district administration for their efforts;
  • Concern regarding dismissal hours listed in the newsletter/postcard;
  • Question regarding vestibules and other doors, addressed;
  • Question regarding fitness center in HS noting capacity is available to absorb the use of the four rooms;
  • Suggestion: Consider implementing a unified bowling team, also noted another district has varsity bowling;
  • Resident expressed thanks and question regarding State Aid, note 48.5 conservative figure;
  • Asst Supt expressed confidence that SED will pay aid on amounts that are aidable;
  • Resident commented Supt. &district did their job planning/researching the project, encouraged voters to vote.

The public hearing concluded.

 

Approval of Minutes

MOVED by Trustee Robertson, second by Trustee Johnson, that the Board of Education approve the minutes from the October 23, 2018 regular board meeting and October 29, 2018 special meeting as submitted by the District Clerk.
YES – 6     NO – 0    CARRIED

Reports, Recommendations of the Superintendent of Schools

Consent Agenda–Authorize Removing Personnel Action

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Robertson, that the Board of Education authorize removing the following instructional resignation (listed board agenda # IV1A) from the Consent Agenda which was originally submitted for approval:

Resignation (Removal from consent agenda)

Instructional

Karen Kavanagh, resignation, for the purpose of retirement, from her position as a 6.0 hours/day

Teaching Assistant, effective at the close of business July 5, 2018.

YES – 6     NO – 0    CARRIED

Consent Agenda-Approval

MOVED by Trustee Kheiralla, second by Trustee Robertson, that the Board of Education approve the following Consent Agenda and Additions* to the Consent Agenda as submitted by the Superintendent of Schools:

Resignations*

Non- Instructional

Dina Luther, resignation from her position as a 6 hours/day School Monitor, effective at the close of business November 13, 2018.

Appointment (amended)*

Instructional

Nicole E. Smirnoff,  who holds a Permanent certificate in School Psychologist, amend her appointment to the position of 1.0 FTE School Psychologist in the tenure area of School Psychologist for a four year probationary period, amended to reflect commencing November 19, 2018 and ending November 18, 2022.  Salary MA30, Step 6 of salary schedule, pro-rated.

Non-Instructional

Elizabeth Gordon, probationary appointment amended to reflect a 7.0 hour/day 10 month Cook position, effective October 24, 2018 at an annual salary as per contract (pro-rated).

Joyce Dooner, who holds a Teaching Assistant Continuing certificate, be appointed on probation as part-time ,non-tenure bearing, 4.0 Hour/Day Teaching Assistant effective November 14, 2018, salary as per contract, pro-rated. 

Michael Reineke, temporary appointment of as a 7.0 hours/day Lifeguard, effective November 26, 2018 through April 12, 2019 at $16/hour, noting he is certified for such appointment through the Orange County Department of Human Resources.

Beth Duffy, approval for increase in hours as an Occupational Therapist Assistant increased from 34.5 hours to 35 hours per week effective November 19, 2018, salary as per contract. 

Alex Tremper, (Director of Security), authorize an equity adjustment reflecting a salary increase in the amount of $10,000 effective November 14, 2018, pro-rated.

Dominick Cambareri, (Assistant Director for Operations and Maintenance) authorize an equity adjustment reflecting a salary increase in the amount of $5,000 effective November 14, 2018, pro-rated.

Co-Curricular

Ryan Reed, approval as the Counseling Coordinator for the 2018-2019 school year at an annual contractual stipend of $5,012.

Interscholastic

Board approval of the following interscholastic winter coaching appointment for the 2018-2019 school year at the appropriate interscholastic stipend:

Girls Basketball:

Christopher Hendricks** Modified Coach @ Level III, Step 1 (1)

** Pending completion of coaching requirements/coaching license

Board approval of the following interscholastic fall coaching appointment for the 2018-2019 school year at the appropriate interscholastic stipend:

Cheerleading:

Angela Tana, Junior Varsity Coach @ Level II, Step 1 (2)

Designation of Poll Workers/Inspectors for Special District Meeting

Board Designation of the following individuals, to date, working as  table inspectors (poll workers); machine inspectors; facility attendant, and machine technician/assistant for the December 6, 2018 Special District meeting to include any preparation vote meeting &/or subsequent meetings (pre-vote mtg. November  15, 2018), effective November 14, 2018.

Walker Valley Fire House – Site 1

  • Marilyn Hoffman (Chief Inspector)
  • Kathleen (KC) Devries (Machine Operator)
  • Susan Warms (Machine Operator)
  • Carol Conklin (Table Inspector/Pollworker)
  • Debra Dewitt (Table Inspector/Pollworker)
  • Trini Giagiakos (Table Inspector/Pollworker)
  • Diann Michael (Table Inspector/Pollworker)

Pine Bush High School – Site 2

  • Susan Ernestine Martin (Chief Inspector)
  • Pat Davis (Machine Operator)
  • Patricia Gorman (Machine Operator)
  • Rebecca Howell (Machine Operator)
  • Peter Sullivan (Machine Operator)
  • Alice Couser (Table Inspector/Pollworker)
  • Madeline Glass (Table Inspector/Pollworker)
  • Muriel (Betty) Moorhead (Table Inspector/Pollworker)
  • Erika Scheuermann, (Table Inspector/Pollworker)
  • Julia Szulewski (Table Inspector/Pollworker)

 Circleville Elementary School – Site 3

  • Theresa Niski (Chief Inspector)
  • Carmen Lucinares (Machine Operator)
  • Michelle Cartier-Barnes (Machine Operator)
  • Don Sileo (Machine Operator)
  • Elisa Rosenblum (Machine Operator)
  • Pearlstein Bamberg (Table Inspector/Pollworker)
  • Peggy Bennett (Table Inspector/Pollworker)
  • Debra Kelly (Table Inspector/Pollworker)
  • Ann Shannon (Table Inspector/Pollworker)
  • Birtney Sirois (Table Inspector/Pollworker)
  • Jo Ann Sileo (Table Inspector/Pollworker)           

Bloomingburg Town Park – Site 4

  • Kathleen Selear (Chief Inspector)
  • John Smith, (Machine Operator)
  • Christina Yuin (Machine Operator)
  • Presley Cannady, Sr. (Table Inspector/Pollworker)
  • Monique Dure-Marcy(Table Inspector/Pollworker)
  • Maryann Mataraza (Table Inspector/Pollworker)

Other:  District-wide Machine Technician /Assistant:

Site 1 Facility Attendant: Dominick Crisafulli

Alternates as Table Inspector &/or Machine Inspector

  • Elaine Gaynor
  • Gladys Hawkins-Greene
  • Beverly Lennon
  • Mary Montanya
  • James O’Malley
  • Judy Parsells
  • Richard Reich
  • Marion Schneider
  • Fern Strom
  • Jan Sudal*
  • Peter Szulewski
  • Gail Vizethann
  • Maria Wise

Compensation Pertaining to Special District Meetings

(Special District Meeting)

Board approval of the rate of pay pertaining to the individual positions related to the Special District Meeting, effective November 14, 2018, noting these are the board approved rates paid at the May 2018 Vote/Election.

  • Chief Inspectors (a.k.a. Poll site Coordinator) and Machine Inspectors:  $250/day
  • Table Inspectors: $200/day 
  • Pre-Vote Mtgs/Site 1 Attendant:  Minimum Wage

•     District-wide Machine Technician /Consultant

       (As per agreed upon services on file with the district with the district clerk)

Day of election polls are open from 6 AM to 9 PM, therefore, those working arrive between 5:00 AM and 5:15 AM to close/completion.
 

Per Diem Substitutes

Board approval for the appointment of the following individuals as per diem substitutes Effective November 14, 2018 at board approved per diem substitute rates:

  • Samantha Alfierie
  • Jane Anderson
  • Ryan Hassan
  •  Marjorie Mundo

YES – 6     NO – 0    CARRIED

 

CSE and CPSE Placement Recommendation                                       

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Robertson, that the Board of Education approve all IEPs of the Committee on Special Education and the Committee on Preschool Special Education as submitted by the CSE and CPSE Chairperson and reviewed by Trustee Meier.

YES – 6     NO – 0    CARRIED

 

Presentation: Pine Bush High School – STARS Academy Update

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Robertson, that the Board of Education table The STARS Academy Presentation by Assistant Principal Christopher Mummery to the November 27, 2018 meeting.

YES – 6     NO – 0    CARRIED

 

Presentation: Pine Bush CSD – School Nutrition:

Lyn Prestia, Director of Food Service was in attendance to provide an update to the Board of Education on School Food and Nutrition. A PowerPoint was provided that evening. Some of the highlights included a review of  the following: School Nutrition Mission—To support learning by providing healthy and appealing food choices where students can build their meals and establish healthy habits for life long wellness; Food for Thought—

25% of Pine Bush  students consume 2 meals at school every day. 
School meals may be the only food some of our children regularly eat.
Good nutrition is more important than ever before for our students.
The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act 2010 still rules.
Student choices are becoming less traditional, more trendy and portable.
The School Nutrition Department is in a constant state of reinvention.

The presentation continued with a review of the “Pre-fueling” School Breakfast costs and “Re-fueling” School Lunch costs, noting there was no increase this year. A chart comparison for the last three years was provided for both breakfast and lunch. Ms. Prestia continued speaking about the afterschool snack programs and summer meals, followed with a summer breakfast and summer lunch chart comparison for the last two years. The presentation also featured the Farm to School Program and Farmer partners. In conclusion the following for 2018-2019 was reviewed:
No price increase for student meals  Breakfast – $1.00   Lunch $2.00 / $2.25
Annually – newly formed school nutrition teams
2nd year of online meal application option – myschoolapps.com
2nd year of digital interactive menu program “Nutrislice”
Intern program –  C-Tech Culinary students from PBCSD
Intern Program – Dietetic /Nutrition Studies Marywood Univ
18-19 Comprehensive Triennial NYSED Child Nutrition Audit
2019 Comprehensive Triennial NYSED Summer Program Audit
Monthly wellness newsletter / Nutritional resources 

Also reviewed were the other departmental responsibilities, Senior Citizen Dinner, and School Lunch Heros. Lyn Prestia was thanked for her informative presentation.

                                                                                                 
Public Participation

Vice President Meier opened the first public participation at approx. 8:32 PM requesting no personal references. The following comments/questions/concerns were raised:

  • Individual raised a concern and questioned the process of Use of Facilities, addressed by the Supt. and Asst. Supt.
  • Parent raised concern regarding the space on a particular bus, addressed by the Asst. Supt.
  • Individual offered concern regarding bus drivers of current district bus company.

 
Approval of Overnight Trip Request

MOVED by Trustee Robertson, second by Trustee Johnson, that the Board of Education officially approve the following overnight trip requests:

Overnight trip request submitted by Coach John Barth and Coach Kathy Gallagher on behalf of the Girls Varsity Swim/Dive members to travel to Ithaca College, Aquatic Center,Ithaca, NY  to compete in the NYSPHAA Girls Swimming & Diving Championships. The trip was scheduled for Thursday, November 15, 2018 through Saturday, November 17, 2018. Seven (7) student athletes and two (2) chaperones plan to attend, providing an approx. 3:1 student/chaperone ratio, with an approximate cost per student: $165 (district-funded, State Championship).

Board approval for the overnight trip request submitted by Coach Melyssa Klemper-Amelio on behalf of the Girls Varsity Volleyball team to travel to Glens Falls, NY to compete in the NYSPHSAA Volleyball Championships. The trip was scheduled for Friday, November 16, 2018 through Sunday, November 18, 2018. Approximately 15 students and  three (3)  chaperones participating in the trip, providing an approximate 5:1 student/chaperone ratio. The approximate cost of the trip was $135.00/student, which will funded through the district as this is a state competition.

YES – 6     NO – 0    CARRIED

 

Approval of Amended Policy for Second Reading and Adoption

Amended Policy 6121

MOVED by Trustee Robertson, second by Trustee Kheiralla, that the Board of Education approve amended Policy 6121 for second reading and adoption:

Amended Policy 6121 – Sexual Harassment of District Personnel.

YES – 6     NO – 0    CARRIED

 

Designation & Disposition of Surplus Equipment

MOVED by Trustee Robertson, second by Trustee Kheiralla, that the Board of Education designated and approved disposition of the following surplus equipment:

CVMS stove from the Family and Consumer Science program as submitted at the request of Lisa Hankinson, Circleville Middle School Principal, as outdated and/or in poor condition beyond repair, therefore, unusable in accordance with Policy #5250 SUBJECT: Disposition of Surplus Property, and authorizes the disposition of the equipment submitted under the direction of Michael Pacella , Assistant Superintendent for Business.

Circleville MS (FACS) Kenmore 30” stove, Model #911.91171790, Serial# 7S183403Q, PBCSD #021306

YES – 6     NO – 0    CARRIED

 

Upcoming Board Meetings, Events / Old, New Business / Updates

Upcoming board meetings and events were announced Tuesday evening:

The start time for the regular sessions of our board meetings – 7:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

Regular Board Meetings:

  • Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 7:00 PM at Circleville Middle School
  • Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 7:00 PM at Pine Bush HS School

Special District Meeting:

Thursday, December 6, 2018, Special District Meeting – Bond Proposition

 Polls Open from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Polling Sites / Residents of:

  • Crawford & Montgomery – Pine Bush High School
  •  Gardiner & Shawangunk – Walker Valley Fire House
  •  Mt. Hope & Wallkill – Circleville Elementary School
  •  Mamakating-Bloomingburg Town Park

    Upcoming Events

Winter Concerts:

Circleville Middle School, Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Gr. 6 at 6:30 PM; Grades 7 & 8 at 8:00 PM

Snow Date, Wednesday, December 5, 2018

 

PBE Winter Concert, Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM at PBHS

Snow Date, Thursday, December 6, 2018

 

PAK Winter Concert, Thursday, December 6, 2018, 7:00 PM at CVMS

Snow Date, Tuesday December 11, 2018

 

PBHS Winter Concert I,  Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Snow Date, Friday, December 14, 2018

 

PBHS Winter Concert II, Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Snow Date, Friday, December 14, 2018

 

EJR Winter Concert,  Monday, December 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM at PBHS

Snow Date, Tuesday, December 18, 2018

 

CES Winter Concert, Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 7:00 PM at CVMS

Snow Date, Wednesday, December 19, 2018

 

Crispell MS Winter Concert, Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Gr. 6 at 6:30 PM; Grades 7 & 8 at 7:30 PM

Snow Date, Thursday, December 20, 2018

 

 Old- New Business

The following comments were raised by board members/district administration:

  • Pine Bush Players presented an outstanding production on Friday night and Saturday;
  • Veterans Breakfast was held last Friday at Pine Bush Elementary School – excellent.
  • Veterans Breakfast and Interactive Assembly held today at Circleville Middle School- excellent.
  • Fan bus at 5 AM to attend Volleyball Competition.

 

Business & Finance

Claim Auditor’s Reports

MOVED by Trustee Robertson, second by Trustee Johnson, that the Board of Education acknowledged receipt and acceptance of the following Claims Auditor’s Reports as submitted:

Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant # 0022 dated 10/10/2018 payroll authorizing payments in the amount of $ 862,190.66

Trust & Agency Acct. (7 checks 003742-003748)   $   862,190.66

 Total                      $              862,190.66

 

Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant # 0023 dated 10/12/2018 authorizing payments in the amount of  $670,478.16

  • Cafeteria Fund (26 checks 004671-004696)     $   8,712.77
  • Crispell SAF (2 checks 002257-002258)              $   3,547.00
  • HS Activity Fund (2 checks 003699-003700)   $   210.18
  • Trust & Agency Acct. (1 Check003749)                 $ 14,361.79                         
  • Federal Fund Acct. (2 checks 002391-002392)  $ 1,312.23                         
  • Capital Fund (1 check 001738)                                     $ 48,143.71
  • General Fund (82 checks 055154 -055235)          $ 590,180.48
  • District Activity AC (4 checks 004439-004442)    $4,010.00

                         Total                      $    670,478.16

 

 Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant # 0024 dated 10/19/2018 authorizing payments in the amount of $314,023.43

  •  Cafeteria Fund (3 checks 004697-004699)    $    8,818.56
  • Crispell SAF (1 check 002259)                                   $   250.00
  •  HS Activity Fund (2 checks 003701-003702)    $ 2,681.50
  • Trust & Agency Acct. (0 Check)                                  $  30,000.00         
  • Federal Fund Acct. (4 checks 002393-002396)  $ 5,370.25         
  • Capital Fund (3 check 001739-001741)                  $  46,915.88
  • General Fund (107 checks 055236 -055342)        $  218,398.76
  • District Activity AC (5 checks 004443-004447)  $  1,588.48

                     Total                      $   314,023.43

 

 Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant # 0025 dated 10/25/2018 payroll authorizing payments in the amount of     $ 1,091,619.77

  • Trust & Agency Acct. (14 checks 003750-003763)    $    1,091,619.77

                         Total                      $              1,091,619.77

 

 Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant # 0026 dated 10/26/2018 authorizing payments in the amount of              $1,572,092.24

  • Cafeteria Fund (15 checks 004700-004714)   $    42,646.62
  • Crispell SAF (1 check 002260)                       $ 126.78
  •  HS Activity Fund (7 checks 003703-003709)   $  2,483.82         
  • Federal Fund Acct. (1 checks 002397)                $   204.00          
  •  General Fund (81 checks 055343 -055423)  $  1,518,899.81
  • District Activity AC (6 checks 004448-004453)    $  7,731.21

                          Total            $         1,572,092.24

 

Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant # 0027 dated 11/1/2018 coaching checks authorizing payments in the amount of      $ 60,145.08

  • Trust & Agency Acct. (0 checks)    $   60,145.08

                             Total                      $    60,145.08

 

Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant # 0028 dated 11/2/2018 authorizing payments in the amount of   $ 1,522,103.88

  • Cafeteria Fund (6 checks 004715-004720)    $     960.40
  • HS Activity Fund (9 checks 003710-003718)  $  17,295.58
  • Trust & Agency Acct. (0 checks)                     $ 1,175.00
  •  Federal Fund Acct. (1 checks 002398)    $  188.48
  • General Fund (91 checks 055424 -055514)  $    1,488,168.10
  • District Activity AC (4 checks 004454-004457)   $  14,316.32

                          Total        $         1,522,103.88

YES – 6     NO – 0    CARRIED

 
Correction of Errors / Tax Warrant

MOVED by Trustee Johnson,  second by Trustee Kheiralla, that the Board of Education approve the following correction of errors on the 2018 Tax Warrant in accordance with instructions received from the Ulster County Real Property, resulting in the  issuance of a corrected bill.  The corrected taxable value will be applied to the current tax bill.

Town of Shawangunk:

SBL: 99.3-6-7

 Owner: BENJI Holdings LLC

Corrected Tax Value: $12,000 (originally issued with wrong taxable value amount)  

YES – 6     NO – 0    CARRIED

Approval of SCAR Assessment Reduction Decisions

MOVED by Trustee Graessle,  second by Trustee Kheiralla, that the Board of Education approve the following property tax refund based upon Small Claim Assessment Review (SCAR) decision authorizing reduction of the assessment:

Town of Mamakating

Name    School yr.   S-B-L   Old Assessment   New Assessment Refund Amount

Angela Petrigliano, Keith Stephenson    2018-2019         27.-1-11.4       $191,800.00     $144,800.00             $ 1,728.46

 274 Shawanga Lodge Rd., Bloomingburg, NY 12721             

Total Refund:             $ 1,728.46

 

Town of Crawford

Name    School yr.    S-B-L      Old Assessment  New Assessment  Refund Amount

David & Susan Ackerman  2018-2019    12-1-61   $168,600.00     $159,900.00    $  523.25

109 Meadowood Road, Montgomery, NY 12549

 Kevin & Courtney Andersen 2018-2019 18-2-42.22   $130,400.00   $126,750.00    $  219.53

32 Snow St.,   Bloomingburg, NY 12721

Richard & Deborah Mahon  2018-2019    13-2-2          $149,100.00  $140,400.00      $  523.25

14 Clark Ct.,    Pine Bush, NY 12566

 James & Cara Robertson     2018-2019     14-1-90.2     $163,000.00   $156,000.00  $  421.01

680 St. Route 302,   Pine Bush, NY 12566

 Total Refund:                          $1,687.04

Town of Crawford

Name      School yr.    S-B-L   Old Assessment  New Assessment Refund Amount

Christina Chang, Mirella Sailema    2018-2019       14-1-15.1    $168,000.00    $155,000.00   $  781.87

  8 Hunter Ct.,  Pine Bush, NY 12566      

 Total Refund:                          $  781.87

YES – 5     NO – 0     Abstain -1 (Robertson)    CARRIED

Tax Collector’s Report – 2018

On Tuesday evening, the Board of Education was asked to adopt a resolution relieving the tax collector of the responsibility for the uncollected portion of the tax lists now that the tax warrant period has ended, and authorize her to turn the lists of delinquent tax items with three percent penalty over to the offices of the County Treasurers.

The Tax Collector’s Summary Report: 

Board members are required to sign all unpaid tax reports in acknowledgment.

MOVED by Trustee Kheiralla,  second by Trustee Robertson, that the Board of Education acknowledged receipt and acceptance of the 2018 Tax Collector’s Summary Report and approve the following resolution for adoption:

RESOLVED, whereas the Education Law provides that the tax collector shall be relieved of responsibility for the uncollected portion of the tax list when a complete list of delinquent tax items have been certified to the Board of Education, and, since the collector has affixed her affidavit to such statement and has filed a statement accounting for the handling of the warrant; and,

WHEREAS, the clerk acknowledges receipt of the signed report of the tax collector to be submitted to the board;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education accept the Report of the Tax Collector and having determined that the collector has accounted for the full amount of the tax warrant, directs that the lists of delinquent tax items with the three percent penalty, be certified to the offices of the County Treasurers and/or other tax enforcement officers.

YES – 6     NO – 0    CARRIED

Roll Call Vote

K. Graessle         Yes         R. Tompkins       Yes

C. Robertson      Yes         D. Johnson          Yes

K. Kheiralla          Yes         G. Meier              Yes

Public Participation

Vice President Meier opened the second public participation at approx. 8:58 PM requesting no personal references. No comments/questions/concerns were raised.

Consideration of Executive Session

Hearing no matters for executive session, Vice President Meier called for a motion for adjournment.                        

Adjournment

MOVED by Trustee Robertson, second by Trustee Kheiralla, that the Board of Education adjourn the meeting, noting the time at approx. 8:59 PM.

YES – 6     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

Note: BOARD MEETINGS are video recorded and can be viewed at www.pinebushschools.org.                                 

Deborah A. June, District Clerk

Pine Bush CSD  

Pine Bush Central School District
State Route 302, Pine Bush, NY 12566
Phone: (845) 744-2031
Fax: (845) 744-6189
Tim O. Mains
Superintendent of Schools
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