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March 12, 2012 Board of Education Meeting Minutes

 

March 12, 2012

 

CALL TO ORDER

A budget meeting of the Board of Education of the Parishville-Hopkinton Central School District was called to order at 7:35 P.M. by President W. Remington in the conference room on the above date.

 

ROLL CALL

 

Present: B. Remington, W. Remington, H. Simmons, F. Wilhelm, S. Wilson, W. Witherell, J. Young, T. Zellweger, and Mr. Saiff.

 

Absent: C. Jacot.

 

Others: B. Fairchild, R. Rivezzi, M. Robinson, and R. White.

 

QUORUM

Quorum of five established.

 

CO-OP FUEL BIDS

The Board received copies of the bid award letters for ultra low sulfur diesel, fuel oil, unleaded gasoline, and LP gas for the 2012-2013 school year. Due to the response deadline of March 9, Board Members were informed of fixed and fluctuating bids by telephone and the consensus was to go with the fixed price wherever possible. MX Petroleum Corporation was notified that the District accepted their bids to purchase ultra low sulfur diesel at the fixed price of $3.6880 per gallon or $3.7130 per gallon (AGG.), fuel oil at the fixed price of $3.4880 per gallon or $3.7880 blended, and unleaded gasoline on the fluctuating market. Superior Plus Energy Services, Inc, dba Griffith Energy, was notified that the District accepted their bid for LP Gas/Propane at the fixed price of $1.8525 per gallon for the 2012-2013 school year.

 

No. 2012-169

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion made by J. Young and seconded by T. Zellweger to go into Executive Session at 7:39 P.M. to discuss Board personnel. 8 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.

 

 

B. Fairchild, R. Rivezzi, and R. White left meeting at 7:39 P.M.

 

No. 2012-170

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion made by J. Young and seconded by H. Simmons to come out of Executive Session at 7:45 P.M. 8 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.

 

 

B. Fairchild, R. Rivezzi, and R. White returned to the meeting at 7:45 P.M.

 

No. 2012-171

BOARD SEAT RESIGNA-

TION/C. JACOT

 

The Board received a letter from Christina Jacot resigning from her position as a member of the Board of Education. Motion made by J. Young and seconded by T. Zellweger to accept C. Jacot’s letter of resignation from the Board with regret. 8 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.

 

No. 2012-172

TEMPORARY APPT. OF

BOARD MEMBER/R. WHITE

 

Motion made by J. Young and seconded by F. Wilhelm to appoint Robert White to temporarily fill the Board Seat vacated by Christina Jacot. 8 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried. (It was noted that the term of this seat is due to expire at the end of June.)

 

OATH OF OFFICE

Newly appointed Board Member R. White took his Oath of Office.

 

PRELIMINARY BUDGET WORK

The Board began their review of the 2012-2013 preliminary budget in relation to increased fixed costs and the Governor’s 2012-13 School Aid Proposal for our District. The Board also received information regarding elements of the Tax Levy Cap and a comparison of state aid based on current law (2011-12) and the 2012-13 Governor’s proposal, including dollar and percent changes within each aid category. Business Manager M. Robinson and Mr. Saiff also reviewed the 2012-2013 Budget Breakdown by Component as well as preliminary calculations of proposed increases/decreases to each line of the school budget. The Board also reviewed areas of major increases and decreases projected for the 2012-2013 school year. Other items reviewed were possible position and program cuts, the effects of a 2.0%, 2.91% and 4.0% tax levy increase on a $50,000 and $100,000 home with STAR exemption, the tax levy over the last five years, and possible Fund Balance appropriation to help offset taxes.

 

No. 2012-173

BUS BOND RESOLUTION

Motion made by S. Wilson and seconded by J. Young to adopt the attached Bus Bond Resolution authorizing the issuance of serial bonds and/or statutory installment bonds and bond anticipation notes and renewals thereof in anticipation thereof in an amount not to exceed the sum of $230,000.00 to finance the purchase of two (2) 60-passenger school buses for the District pending voter approval on May 15, 2012. 9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried. (It was also noted that the purchase/financing of said buses for the 2012-2013 school year would appear as a separate proposition on the ballot.)

 

No. 2012-174

LEGAL NOTICE

Motion made by J. Young and seconded by T. Zellweger to approve the attached Legal Notice of Annual Meeting and Election and to publish said Notice on March 27, April 10, April 24, and May 8, 2012, as required. 9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.

 

No. 2012-175

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion made by T. Zellweger and seconded by S. Wilson to go into Executive Session at 8:40 P.M. to discuss personnel matters and possible staffing reductions. 9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.

 

 

B. Fairchild and R. Rivezzi left meeting at 8:41 P.M.

 

No. 2012-176

ADJOURNMENT

 

Motion made by J. Young and seconded by W. Witherell to come out of Executive Session and adjourn at 9:30 P.M. 9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.

 

 

 

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