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May 9, 2016 Board of Education Annual Meeting Minutes

May 9, 2016


The Annual Meeting of the qualified voters of the Parishville-Hopkinton Central School District was held in the school house in Parishville on the above date. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 P.M. Eastern Daylight Savings Time by Stefanie Hartson, Acting School District Clerk, who read the call of the meeting.


The Acting School District Clerk appointed Ward Remington as Permanent Chairperson of the meeting.


The Permanent Chairperson appointed Elizabeth Beha as Chief Election Inspector and Margaret Zahler, Josephine Eakins, and Etta Phelix as Election Inspectors for the 2016-2017 Budget Vote and Election of Board Members. Further, the Permanent Chairperson appointed Frances Hazelton and Shirley Clark as Alternate Election Inspectors should one or more of the aforementioned individuals be unable to serve on May 17th.


The Permanent Chairperson appointed Darin Saiff and/or Stefanie Hartson to serve as Acting Chairpersons during his absence on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, for voting on the budget proposition, as well as a school board member. It was noted that there is one (1) vacancy on the Board of Education for the five-year term of Timothy Zellweger. Petitions for Member of the Board of Education have been completed by Timothy Zellweger and Ashely Sweeney. It was noted that voting is at large with the candidate receiving the most votes to be elected.


The Permanent Chairperson introduced Ashley Sweeney, a community member vying for a Board of Education seat. A. Sweeney gave a brief introduction of herself, her family, her employment background, and what she felt she could bring the District as a Board member.


Mr. Saiff presented the 2015-2016 Annual Report and reviewed the Proposed Budget for 2016-2017. Mr. Saiff stated to the five attending community members and three board members that there was a great deal of participation early in the budget development process this year.


Permanent Chairperson Ward Remington asked if anyone had any questions regarding the proposed budget or other items of concern. Several community members asked questions, to which Mr. Saiff, W. Remington, M. Robinson, or H. Simmons responded.


W. Remington stated that voting on the budget and board member vacancy would take place the following Tuesday, May 17, 2016, between the hours of 1:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. It was noted that each person should vote for one (1) candidate.


Motion made by J. Young and seconded by H. Simmons to adjourn the meeting until 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, when the polls would be opened for voting until 8:00 P.M.


The meeting was adjourned at 8:26 P.M.





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