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Oct. 13, 2020 Meeting Minutes

Minutes Regular Board Meeting – October 13, 2020

(amended Nov. 10, 2020 meeting for board approval)

Consideration of Executive Session – Particular Contracts and Personnel Matter 6:00 PM

Reconvene to Regular Session approx.7:00 PM

Meeting televised Live Streamed remotely with attendance via Google Meet Hangouts as well as in person attendance.  Video and Minutes Posted to Website with Closed Caption.

 

Members Present

  • Gretchen Meier, President
  • Cara Robertson, Vice President
  • Kristin Graessle (via Google Meet)
  • Dori Johnson (via Google Meet)
  • Kristi Kheiralla
  • Ross Tompkins (via Google Meet)
  • Matthew Watkins

 

Members Absent:

  • None

 

Others Present

  • Amy Brockner, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
  • Michael Pacella, Assistant Superintendent for Business
  • Angela Wise, Executive Director for Personnel, Data and Counseling (via Google Meet)
  • Linda Smith, District Communications Representative (via Google Meet)
  • John Hicks, Director of Educational Technology
  • Deborah June, District Clerk
  • Approximately 23 residents/ students/ staff members in person and virtual

 

Call to Order

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

MOVED by Trustee Watkins, second by Trustee Kheiralla, that the Board of Education open the regular meeting at approximately 6:05 PM

YES –7            NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED  

 

Executive Session

MOVED by Trustee Kheiralla, second by Trustee Watkins, that the Board of Education adjourn regular session to executive session for the purpose of particular contracts and personnel matter at approximately 6:06 PM.

YES –7            NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

BOE Adjourns Executive Session

MOVED by Trustee Robertson, second by Trustee Tompkins, that the Board of Education adjourn executive session and resume the regular meeting at approximately 7:01 PM.

YES –7            NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED  

 

BOE Resumes Regular Session

The meeting was called back to order by President Gretchen Meier with the following motion offered:  Moved by Trustee Robertson, second by Trustee Watkins, that the Board of Education resume the regular meeting at approximately 7:05 PM

Yes – 7                  No – 0                   MOTION CARRIED

 

President Gretchen Meier welcomed all to the regular meeting, and requested all stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

BOE Amends Agenda

MOVED by Trustee Kheiralla, second by Trustee Robertson, that the Board of amend the agenda to include additional item, MOA with the Central Offfice Administrators. (Noted: there is addition to consent agenda as well).

Yes – 7                  No – 0                   MOTION CARRIED

 

Acknowledge and Acceptance of MOA with the Central Office Administrators

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Watkins, that the Board of Education acknowledge receipt and acceptance of the following resolution:              

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education (“Board”) of the Pine Bush Central School District (“District”) does hereby acknowledge and accept the Memorandum of Agreement (associated with the unused leave time paid as a 403b employer non-elective contribution) the District and the Central Office Administrators as attached hereto; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board acknowledges that the Board President is appropriate to execute said agreement Between the District and the Central Office Administrators pursuant to the Memorandum of Agreement on file with the District Clerk.

Date: October 13, 2020

Yes – 7                  No – 0                   MOTION CARRIED

 

Approval of Minutes

MOVED by Trustee Robertson, second by Trustee Kheiralla, that the Board of Education approve the minutes from the September 22, 2020 meeting as submitted by the District Clerk.

Yes – 7                  No – 0                   MOTION CARRIED

       

Reports, Recommendations of the Superintendent of Schools

Consent Agenda

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

Tonight’s consent agenda included the appointment of the following new personnel: 

  • Andrew Garigliano, Teacher.

Creation and Reinstatement

Board authorization for the creation of the following positions, due to student needs in buildings:

Instructional

  • (3) Three 7.0 hours/day Teaching Assistant positions, effective on October 9, 2020.
  • (2) Two 6.75 hours/day Teaching Assistant positions, effective on October 9, 2020.
  • (28) Twenty-eight 6.5 hours/day Teaching Assistant positions, effective on October 9,      2020.
  • (33) Thirty three 6.0 hours/day Teaching Assistant positions, effective on October 9, 2020.
  • (1) One 5.25 hours/day Teaching Assistant positions, effective on October 9, 2020.
  • (2) Two 5.0 hours/day Teaching Assistant positions, effective on October 9, 2020.

The creation of the above Teaching Assistant positions will reinstate the following staff, based on their seniority, through the following appointments effective on October 9, 2020 as follows:

  • Beverly Brownsell 7.0 hours/day
  • Colleen Huff 7.0 hours/day
  • Maryanne Manion 7.0 hours/day
  • Martisha Paulus 6.0 hours/day
  • Maria Weissman 6.0 hours/day
  • Jennifer Wood 6.0 hours/day
  • Sharon Demetriou 6.0 hours/day
  • Kellie VanHaaster 6.0 hours/day
  • Theresa Shaw 6.0 hours/day
  • Colleen Coyle 6.75 hours/day
  • Susan Lauro 6.0 hours/day
  • Julie Valentin 6.0 hours/day
  • Mary Ellen Cook 6.5 hours/day
  • Kathleen Novins 6.0 hours/day
  • Joan Fama 6.0 hours/day
  • April Grieco 6.5 hours/day
  • Patricia Campbell 6.0 hours/day
  • Jacqueline Endreson 6.0 hours/day
  • Patricia Salle 6.5 hours/day
  • Kelly McCauley 6.0 hours/day
  • Coleen Duffy 6.0 hours/day
  • Robin Laspisa 6.5 hours/day
  • Mary Perry 6.0 hours/day
  • Kelly Schultz-Hassan 6.5 hours/day
  • Margaret Winsper 6.0 hours/day
  • Diane Nawoschik 6.5 hours/day
  • Elizabeth Stewart 6.0 hours/day
  • Barbara Lieberman 6.5 hours/day
  • Christine Carlino 6.5 hours/day
  • Denisee Martin 6.0 hours/day
  • Darlene Stuber 6.5 hours/day
  • Elissa Skala 6.5 hours/day
  • Karen Knox 6.0 hours/day
  • Lisa Heckmann 6.0 hours/day
  • Michelle Colon 6.5 hours/day
  • Liberty Klosterman 6.0 hours/day
  • Awilda Echevarria 6.5 hours/day
  • Barbara Lake 6.5 hours/day
  • Barbara Ferguson 6.0 hours/day
  • Linda Linhares 5.0 hours/day
  • Melissa Hadden 6.5 hours/day
  • Tammy McCombs 6.5 hours/day
  • Rita Wensley 6.5 hours/day
  • Diana Santinello 6.5 hours/day
  • Diane Angeloni 6.0 hours/day
  • Anastasia Garrison 6.5 hours/day
  • Karen Kennelty 6.0 hours/day
  • Suzanne Meath 6.5 hours/day
  • Tara Habernig 6.0 hours/day
  • Kimberly Doviak 6.0 hours/day
  • Ana Morales 6.5 hours/day
  • Jill Sakolsky 6.0 hours/day
  • Debbie McFarland 6.5 hours/day
  • Tonja Robbins 6.5 hours/day
  • Cynthia Fortunato 6.0 hours/day
  • Heather Wells-Fagan 6.5 hours/day
  • Jodi Martin 6.0 hours/day
  • Tammy Denardo 6.5 hours/day
  • Dawn Darrell 6.5 hours/day
  • Deanna Gorman 6.75 hours/day
  • Arlene Cooper 6.0 hours/day
  • Kirsten DeWitt 6.5 hours/day
  • Danielle Jaloszynski 6.5 hours/day
  • Melissa Herring 6.0 hours/day
  • Alexis Soto 6.0 hours/day
  • Diana Gingold 6.0 hours/day
  • AnnMarie Crouch 5.0 hours/day
  • Jamie Almeida 5.25 hours/day
  • Deirdre Babcock, 6.5 hours/day

 

Non-Instructional

  • (1) One 8.0 hours/day School Monitor positions, effective on October 9, 2020.
  • (7) Seven 7.0 hours/day School Monitor positions, effective on October 9, 2020.
  • (11) Eleven 6.5 hours/day School Monitor positions, effective on October 9, 2020.
  • (6) Six 6.0 hours/day School Monitor positions, effective on October 9, 2020.
  • (1) One 5.5 hours/day School Monitor positions, effective on October 9, 2020.
  • (2) Two 5.0 hours/day School Monitor positions, effective on October 9, 2020.
  • (1) One 4.5 hours/day School Monitor positions, effective on October 9, 2020.
  • (1) One 4.0 hours/day School Monitor positions, effective on October 9, 2020.
  • (32) Thirty-two 3.5 hours/day School Monitor positions, effective on October 9, 2020.

The creation of the above School Monitor positions will reinstate the following staff, based on their seniority, through the following appointments effective on October 9, 2020 as follows:

  • Cynthia Gloster – 8.0 hours/day
  • Lisa LaBar – 6.0 hours/day
  • Donna Monahan 7.0  hours/day
  • Rosemarie Cardoso 7.0 hours/day 
  • Helen Wilson 7.0 hours/day
  • Katrina Morin 7.0 hours/day
  • Jane Conroy 3.5 hours/day
  • Lori Korin 5.5 hours/day
  • Margaret Deserto 7.0 hours/day
  • Deborah Rose 5.0 hours/day
  • Paula Newman 4.5 hours/day
  • Lina Walsh 6.5 hours/day
  • Lori Masiello 3.5 hours/day
  • Anne Wohlgemuth 3.5 hours/day
  • Diana Bowe 7.0 hours/day
  • Angela Ferrara 3.5 hours/day
  • Catherine Alfieri 6.0 hours/day
  • Stephanie Kirk 3.5 hours/day
  • Martha Telefus-Gillespie 7.0 hours/day
  • Christine Ascolese 6.5 hours/day
  • Jeanmarie Zawojski 6.5 hours/day
  • Anne Weiler 6.5 hours/day
  • Jean Haines 6.5 hours/day
  • Susan Starr 6.5 hours/day
  • Donna Davis 3.5 hours/day
  • Patricia Perez 6.5 hours/day
  • Tina Kerrigan 6.5 hours/day
  • Dorota Dziadosz 3.5 hours/day
  • Magdalena Ramos 5.0 hours/day
  • Kim McNamara 3.5 hours/day
  • Mary Meyle 3.5 hours/day
  • Lisa Caputo 3.5 hours/day
  • Maria Rivas 3.5 hours/day
  • Wendy Caccioppoli 3.5 hours/day
  • Angela Hellstrom 3.5 hours/day
  • Sonia Wagner-Babcock 3.5 hours/day
  • Denise Coen 3.5 hours/day
  • Kelly Moshinski 3.5 hours/day
  • Alison Cain 6.0 hours/day
  • Jessica Bedell 3.5 hours/day
  • Russhell Gillespie 3.5 hours/day
  • Gary Manheim 3.5 hours/day
  • Susan Healy 6.0 hours/day
  • James Lemaux 3.5 hours/day
  • Yolanda Solimine-Mandile 3.5 hours/day
  • Barbara Sherman 6.0 hours/day
  • Lisa Schiaffo 6.5 hours/day
  • Jean Clark 4.0 hours/day
  • Alexandra Offenheiser, 6.5 hours/day
  • Lanier Lopez 3.5 hours/day
  • Marisol Burgos 6.5 hours/day
  • Kiersten Garcia 3.5 hours/day
  • Rosanne Connolly 3.5 hours/day
  • Janet Torres 3.5 hours/day
  • Cathy Kahn 3.5 hours/day
  • Nicholas Gesualdo 3.5 hours/day
  • Taneka Richardson 6.0 hours/day Phyllis Radi 3.5 hours/day
  • Rebecca Watson 3.5 hours/day
  • Courtney Andersen 3.5 hours/day

 

Non-Instructional

  • (2) Two Part-time 7.5 hours/day School Security Aide positions, effective on October 6, 2020.
  • (4) Four Part-time 7.0 hours/day School Security Aide positions, effective on October 6, 2020.

 

The creation of the above School Security Aide positions will reinstate the following staff, based on their seniority, through the following appointments effective on October 6, 2020 as follows:

Part Time School Security                    

  • Linda Shannon – 7.0 hours/day
  • Raymond Ramos – 7.0 hours/day
  • Walter Lapinski – 7.5 hours/day
  • Anthony Presto – 7.0 hours/day
  • Barbara Starr-Carroll– 7.5 hours/day
  • Melissa Ranta – 7.0 hours/day

 

Resignations

Non-Instructional 

  • Debra Keindl, resignation, for the purpose of retirement, from her position as a 7.0 hours/day School Monitor, effective at the close of business October 08, 2020.  

 

Appointments

Administrators (Amended Appointments)

  • Kristin Slover, who holds a Professional certificate in School Building Leader, appointed to the position of Principal in the tenure area of Administrative: Elementary Principal, amended for a three-year Probationary period commencing July 15, 2020 and ending July 14, 2023. Salary $151,173 (pro-rated).
  • Amy Brockner, who holds a Permanent certificate in School District Administrator, appointed to the Position of Assistant Superintendent for Instruction in the tenure area of Administrative, amended for a three-year probationary period commencing July 15, 2020 and ending July 14, 2023, at an annual salary as per contract (pro-rated) subject to the terms of the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction’s contract (as determined/approved by the Board), on file with the District Clerk.        

 

Administrative

Leave of Absence (addition to Consent Agenda)

The Board of Education approved the following resolution:

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Pine Bush Central School District approves a leave of Absence for Tim O. Mains, Superintendent of Schools, for a period commencing October 14, 2020 and ending not later than December 31, 2020.

 

Administrative

Appointment (addition to Consent Agenda)

The Board of Education approved the following resolution:

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Pine Bush Central School District appoints Donna Geidel as Acting Superintendent at the rate of $950.00 per day effective October 14, 2020 until the Superintendent’s return from his leave of absence, but in no event later than December 31, 2020.

 

Instructional

  • Andrew Garigliano, who holds a Professional certificate in Physical Education, be appointed to the position of 1.0 FTE Permanent Substitute Teacher in the Physical Education and Recreation tenure area for the period of September 29, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021.  Salary Level MA, Step 4 of the salary schedule (pro-rated). 

 

Co-Curricular

Pine Bush HS

Sixth-Period Assignment

Board approval for the appointment of the following instructional staff member teaching a sixth period/additional teaching assignment for the 2020-2021 school year at an annual contractual stipend as per contract:

  • Patrick Reiser – Technology

 

Board approval to rescind the following instructional staff member teaching a 1.0/sixth period /additional assignment for the 2020-2021 school year , effective at the close of business October 6, 2020:

  • Ann Armand, ENL

 

Per Diem Substitutes

Board approval for the appointment of the following individuals as per diem substitutes effective October 9, 2020 or as indicated at board approved per diem substitutes rates:

  • Emily Cook, effective October 8, 2020
  • Alexandra Holmes
  • Elaine Gaynor
  • Paul McMahill
  • Molly Meres
  • Brittany Mollicone
  • Crystal Norton
  • Christina Parsons
  • Valerie Turcotte
  • Angela Vita
  • Rebecca Watson
  • Jack Wilson, effective October 14, 2020*
  • Francesco Wise, effective October 14, 2020*

*Such appointment is conditioned upon the District’s receipt of clearance for employment from the N.Y. State Education Department relating to the fingerprinting and criminal history record check of the prospective school employees. The emergency conditional segments of the appointments shall commence as of October 14, 2020 and shall not exceed twenty (20) business days.

Yes – 7                  No – 0                   MOTION CARRIED

 

CSE and CPSE Placement Recommendations                                     

MOVED by Trustee Watkins, second by Trustee Kheiralla, 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 Watkins.

Yes – 7                  No – 0                   MOTION CARRIED

 

  Acknowledge Receipt and Acceptance of External Auditors’ Report

  • Jennifer Capicchioni  was in attendance, virtually, Tuesday evening to present to the Board of Education the Audit Report for Year Ending June 30, 2020, including reports on federal awards and extraclassroom activity fund as submitted, and the District’s responses to the management letter, as well as address any questions. She provided a brief summary of the audit, noting the it was a clean opinion and the district was in a strong financial position. At the conclusion, Ms. Capicchioni was thanked for her report, and the following board action then took place:

 

Board of Education’s Receipt and Acceptance of Audit Report for Year Ending June 30, 2020 and District Responses.

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Watkins, that the Board of Education (upon the recommendation of the Audit Committee on 10/5/2020)  officially acknowledge receipt and acceptance of the Audit Report for Year Ending June 30, 2020, including reports on federal awards and extra classroom activity fund as submitted by Nugent and Haeussler, and the District’s  response to the management letter, as submitted.

Yes – 7                  No – 0                   MOTION CARRIED

Roll Call

  • C. Robertson      Yes        
  • M. Watkins         Yes
  • D. Johnson          Yes        
  • K. Gasessle         Yes
  • K. Kheiralla          Yes        
  • G. Meier              Yes
  • R. Tompkins       Yes

 

BOE Adoption of District-wide Health and Safety Plan for 2020-2021

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Kheiralla, that the Board of Education adopt the District wide School Safety Plan for the 2020-2021 school year, as reviewed and submitted by the District’s Health, Safety, and Wellness Committee at the September 22, 2020 meeting and public hearing.  

Yes – 7                  No – 0                   MOTION CARRIED

 

Return to Learn Update

Amy Brockner, Assistant Superintendent provided a Return to Learn update. Happy to report last week we started our hybrid instruction model for grades K-6. In the six buildings we have a total of 1,701 students come back.  I visited the buildings and the students were happy and excited. Principals indicated all was going well.

Elementary school buses were cleared that all students were home by 4:30 PM. The high school completed their surveys on how students would like to return to schools.  The district is looking to bring them back the beginning of the second quarter, on 11/9/2020. The middle school surveys are currently in progress and the elementary student instruction model forms expected to be sent out tomorrow, as well.

School board president Gretchen Meier added comments pertaining to a positive bus experience that she became aware of and offered kudos to those involved. Assistant Superintendent Michael Pacella added that busing has had its challenges due to the mandates and restrictions.

 

Public Participation    

The first public participation segment was open at approx. 7:25 PM requesting no personal references.  The following comments/questions/concerns were raised:

  • Resident spoke of concern regarding a hole between Rte. 302 and the varsity baseball field. Spoke with police department for direction. Requested the district look into the matter further;
  • Online comment requesting clarity pertaining to when the district receives guidelines, are we provided with scientific data or expected to just comply. Assistant Superintendent Amy Brockner provided some clarity pertaining to if the cluster areas are yellow, orange, or red.
     

Acknowledge and Acceptance of MOA with the School Related Professional Association (PBSRPA)

MOVED by Trustee Robertson, second by Trustee Watkins, that the Board of Education acknowledge receipt and acceptance of the following resolution:

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education (“Board”) of the Pine Bush Central School District (“District”) does hereby acknowledge and accept the Memorandum of Agreement (associated with unit member lay-offs, recalls, health insurance, compensation) the District and the School Related Professionals Association (“PBSRPA” ) dated September 30, 2020,  as attached hereto; and

               BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board acknowledges that the Superintendent is appropriate to execute said agreement Between the District and the PBSRPA pursuant to the Memorandum of Agreement on file with the District Clerk.

Date: October 13, 2020

Yes – 7                  No – 0                   MOTION CARRIED

 

Designation / Disposition of Library Books and Equipment

MOVED by Trustee Robertson, second by Trustee Tompkins, that the Board of Education designate and approve the disposition of the following books and equipment:

  • Library  books as submitted at the request of Aubrey Zamonsky, Library Media Specialist and submitted by Brian Breheny, 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 books as submitted under the direction of Michael Pacella, Assistant Superintendent for Business.
  • Equipment for disposition as submitted at the request of Lyn Prestia, 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 following equipment as submitted under the direction of Michael Pacella, Assistant Superintendent for Business.

Circleville Middle School Equipment:

  • Cabinet holding reach-in 1 door, #21204
  • Cabinet holding reach-in 1 door, #21205
  • Cabinet holding reach-in 1 door, #21206
  • Cabinet holding reach-in 1 door, #11594
  • Cabinet holding reach-in 1 door, #  6540
  • Reach in Refrigerator, Traulsen# 007393

 

Pine Bush High School Equipment:

  • #1 Cabinet holding reach-in – Quantity (1)  

Cres-Cor – Crown X – Model H13B1834

PB #00000831  / 007075  

Not repairable – Location Pine Bush High School

  • #2 Mobile Pan Rack – Quantity (2)  

Bevles Brand – Model # PR-6840

PB # 022474  & PB # 022814

Not repairable – Location Pine Bush High School

  • #3 Steam Table – Quantity (1)

 PB #021682 – Serial # 577512

Not repairable – Location Pine Bush High School

Not repairable – Location Pine Bush High School

Yes – 7                  No – 0                   MOTION CARRIED

 

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

Our upcoming board meetings and events should be 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, October 27, 2020, 7:00 PM at Circleville Middle School

(also available by live stream via link at www.pinebushschools.org)

 

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 7:00 PM at Pine Bush High School

(also available by live stream via link at www.pinebushschools.org)

 

NYSSBA Annual Education Convention 2020 – Virtual Two Week Event

The virtual convention will be held over a two-week period, October 20-22 and October 27-29, 2020. The Annual Business Meeting will be held on October 31, 2020.

 

Old, New Business / Updates

Update: OCSBA Meeting/Community Resources

  • Kristin Graessle briefly spoke about the positive OCSBA meeting recently held, as well as hand out material available to residents, noting this information can assist many people. The materials were available in person that evening as well as on the district website.
  • Brief conversation regarding vote at NYSSBA Convention, district will support NYSSBA.

 

Business & Finance

Claim Auditor’s Reports

MOVED by Trustee Watkins, second by Trustee Robertson, that the Board of Education acknowledge receipt and acceptance of the following Claims

Auditor’s Reports as submitted:

Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant # 0017 dated 9/11/2020 authorizing payments in the amount of $2,320,253.00

  • Cafeteria Fund (7 checks 005394-005400)    $   21,709.89                             
  • Trust & Agency Acct.(0 Checks)  $   212,037.50
  • Federal Fund (6 checks 002543-002548)    $  112,967.72
  • Capital Fund (4 checks 001827 -001830)    $    189,721.32
  • General Fund (82 checks 065022 -065103)   $      1,783,249.97
  • District Activity Account (1 check 005498)  $   566.60

                 Total    $    2,320,253.00

 

Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant # 0018 voids and reissues 7/1/20-9/17/2020 authorizing payments in the amount of $7,088.09

  • Cafeteria Fund (1 check 005401)    $   19.90
  • HS Activity Fund (2 checks 004318-004319)   $   150.00         
  • General Fund (7 checks 064187-065107)    $  6,392.19         
  • District Activity Account (12 check 005492-00506)    $  526.00

                  Total    $   7,088.09

 

Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant # 0019 dated 9/18/2020 check run authorizing payments in the amount of $ 470,042.94

  • Cafeteria Fund (13 checks 005402-005414)     $   11,297.19         
  • Federal Fund (1 check 002549)   $    40,420.00
  • Capital Fund (2 checks 001831-001832)   $  130,238.94
  • General Fund (98 checks 065108 -065205)    $   287,994.81
  • District Activity Account (2 checks 005507-005508)   $   92.00         

           Total   $    470,042.94

Yes – 7                  No – 0                   MOTION CARRIED

 

Board Approval of Resolutions for the Sale of the Permanent Easement

MOVED by Trustee Robertson, second by Trustee Kheiralla that the Board of Education approve the following resolutions:

Pine Bush Central School District

BOARD RESOLUTION (1)

WHEREAS, the New York State Department of Transportation (“NYSDOT”) is seeking to purchase a permanent easement of 459 sq.ft. trapezoidal shaped property owned by the Pine Bush Central School District (“District”) located at 77 Maple Ave., depicted on the map 88, parcel 89 attached hereto (“Easement”); and

WHEREAS, the NYSDOT is purchasing the permanent easement in furtherance of its project for the construction and reconstruction of ADA compliant sidewalks known as Project SH45, Middletown and Pine Bush Highway, Part 1, Pin 8813.18.221; and

WHEREAS, after an appraisal of the subject property, the District and the NYSDOT have agreed that the acquisition value of the easement is $1,350.00; and

WHEREAS, the sale of a permanent easement is a Type II Action under the New York State Environmental Conservation Law 617.5(c)(10), as a routine activity of an educational institution.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Pine Bush School District does hereby determine that the 459 sq. ft. Section of District property that is the subject of the permanent easement is no longer in use for school district purposes; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Education does hereby approve the sale of the permanent easement as depicted on the attached map in the amount of $1,350 to the State of New York for the proposed project; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board hereby authorizes the Superintendent or his designee to execute all Agreements and documents necessary to effectuate such sale and payment for the permanent easement.

Date: October 13, 2020

Pine Bush Central School District

BOARD RESOLUTION (2)

WHEREAS, the New York State Department of Transportation (“NYSDOT”) is seeking to purchase a permanent easement of 81 sq. ft. property owned by the Pine Bush Central School District (“District”) located at 77 Maple Ave., depicted on the map 83, parcel 84 attached hereto (“Easement”); and

WHEREAS, the NYSDOT is purchasing the permanent easement in furtherance of its project for the construction and reconstruction of ADA compliant sidewalks known as Project SH45, Middletown and Pine Bush Highway, Part 1, Pin 8813.18.221; and

WHEREAS, after an appraisal of the subject property, the District and the NYSDOT have agreed that the acquisition value of the easement is $500.00; and

WHEREAS, the sale of a permanent easement is a Type II Action under the New York State Environmental Conservation Law 617.5(c)(10), as a routine activity of an educational institution.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Pine Bush School District does hereby determine that the 81 sq. ft. Section of District property that is the subject of the permanent easement is no longer in use for school district purposes; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Education does hereby approve the sale of the permanent easement as depicted on the attached map in the amount of $500.00 to the State of New York for the proposed project; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board hereby authorizes the Superintendent or his designee to execute all Agreements and documents necessary to effectuate such sale and payment for the permanent easement.

Date: October 13, 2020

Yes – 7                  No – 0                   MOTION CARRIED

 

Public Participation    

The second public participation segment was open at approx. 7:49 PM requesting no personal references.  The following comments/questions/concerns were raised:

  • Comment of dismay expressed indicating we typically review all NYSSBA resolutions in the past and felt the former process should continue so the community to can also here the positions. The materials will be provided to resident.

 

Consideration of Executive Session

Hearing no matters for executive session, President Meier asked for a motion to adjourn.

Moved by Trustee Robertson, second by Trustee Watkins, that the Board of Education adjourn the regular meeting noting the time at approximately 7:51 PM.

Yes –  7                 No – 0                   MOTION CARRIED

 

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Deborah A June (electronically signed/daj)

Deborah A. June, District Clerk Pine Bush CSD                                                                                                                                          

(Disclosure: Minutes with be printed on numbered minute paper and placed in the district minute books).

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