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Budget – The BOE approved the budget at a virtual meeting on Monday, May 11, 2020. If you have questions or need clarification on the budget please email Louann Bahgat, Business Manager at budget@clymercsd.org. The budget will be posted here as soon as it is available. To review the budget click this link 2020-2021 Proposed Budget  Copies will also be available in the District Clerk’s office when ready. 

20-21 Budget Power Point

Budget Hearing – Due to Covid 19, this hearing is scheduled for 7 PM Monday, June 1, 2020 via our YouTube channel. You can view the hearing by going to  www.youtube.com/channel/UCTC4wvkIbxdBKcQ1PAkGbpQ/  There is a brief delay from real time to streaming. If during the broadcast you have any questions you can send an email to Louann Bahgat, Business Manager at budget@clymercsd.org.

Absentee Ballot – Due to Covid 19 all voting will be done via absentee ballot. Ballots will be mailed out once available. Chautauqua County Board of Elections has provided Clymer Central School with a list of registered voters from last year. If you are not on that list, are qualified to vote, and would like to receive a ballot you can request one by contacting District Clerk Yulonda Theuret at ballot@clymercsd.org. Check this list….CCS Voter List

Ballots will be mailed out via USPS. Included will be instructions on how to vote, an oath envelope that must be filled out and signed along with a self-addressed stamped envelope for return.

Qualifications for Voters - According to Education Law, to be qualified to vote in a school district election, a person must be:

  1. At least 18 years of age
  2. A legal resident of the school district for 30 days prior to the date of the vote*
  3. A citizen of the United States
  4. Not be prohibited from voting under NYS Education Law

*A person may have only 1 (one) legal residence, which is normally determined by a combination of the following:

  1. The place that he or she votes in a federal, state or local election
  2. The place where he or she pays income taxes
  3. The place where his or her automobile is registered

Voters can be contested as qualified voters of Clymer Central School District. To contest a voter on the voter list, one must contact the District Clerk’s office no later than June 8, 2020 by 4 PM. District Clerk will then verify voter information. For more information regarding this process contact the District Clerk at ballot@clymercsd.org.


Candidates for the Board of Education

The following citizens have presented a petition for the Board seat that is currently held by Mrs. Bethany Collins whose term will expire June 30, 2020. The open Board seat is for a 5-year term beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2025.

Mrs. Bethany Collins            Mr. Michael Einink

8702 Knowlton Rd                647 Clymer Hill Rd.

Clymer, NY 14724                Clymer, NY 14724

Voting/return of absentee ballot Will be June 9, 2020 all ballots must be received in the District Clerk’s Office no later than 5 PM to be counted. Once the polls close at 5 PM and the tallying of the ballots is due to begin we will stream via the CCS YouTube Channel ( www.youtube.com/channel/UCTC4wvkIbxdBKcQ1PAkGbpQ/) Ballots can also be dropped off at a secured drop box located outside of the District Clerk’s office starting May 20, 2020. This drop box will be secured and surveillance at all times. 


Budget:

PROPOSITION NO. 1

RESOLVED, that the budget for the Clymer Central School District (the “District”) for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021, as presented by the Board of Education of the District, is hereby approved and adopted and the required funds therefore are hereby appropriated and the necessary real property taxes required shall be raised by a tax on the taxable property in the District, to be levied and collected as required by law.

Follow this link to the Document- Proposed 2020-2021 Budget

PROPOSITION NO. 2

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Clymer Central School District, Chautauqua County, New York (the “District”), is hereby authorized to purchase school buses (and related equipment) for use in the transportation program of the District, at an estimated maximum cost not to exceed $175,000 (with such estimated maximum cost reflecting the value of any trade-ins); and be it further

RESOLVED, that the sum of $175,000, being the aforesaid estimated maximum cost, or so much thereof as may be necessary, shall be raised by the levy of a tax upon the taxable property of the District and collected in annual installments as provided by Section 416 of the Education Law; and be it further

RESOLVED, that in anticipation of such tax, bonds or other obligations (including, without limitation, obligations arising under leases, lease/purchase contracts or installment purchase contracts having a term of not more than five years) of the District shall be issued or entered into in accordance with applicable provisions of New York State law; and be it further

RESOLVED, that New York State Transportation Aid funds expected to be received by the District are anticipated to offset a substantial part of such costs, and such funds, to the extent received, shall be applied to offset and reduce the amount of taxes herein authorized to be levied.

Follow the link to view documentation - https://5il.co/g9sz

PROPOSITION NO. 3

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education (the “Board”) of the Clymer Central School District, Chautauqua County, New York (the “District”), is hereby authorized to undertake a Capital Improvements Project, 2020 consisting of the reconstruction, rehabilitation and renovation, in part, and the construction of improvements and upgrades to, various District buildings and facilities and the sites thereof (collectively, the “Project”) to implement various health, safety, accessibility and Code compliance measures required by the State Education Department in connection with any significant capital improvements project and various other measures that are included and generally described in (but are not to be limited by) the project plan that has been prepared by the District (with the assistance of CPL Architects, Engineers, Landscape Architect and Surveyor, D.P.C.) and that is available for public inspection in the offices of the District Clerk (the “Project Plan”), such work being anticipated to include, without limitation and to the extent as and where required, the elements that are generally described below. Proposed main building envelope improvements are anticipated to include new roofs; the sealing of exterior walls to protect against moisture penetration; masonry restoration; and various other upgrades including steps and an exterior door. Proposed interior space upgrades are anticipated to include security improvements at the main entrance and electronic security classroom door lock systems; new carpeting and flooring in selected areas; gymnasium upgrades that are anticipated to include floor refinishing and a new roll-down curtain; restroom upgrades in the oldest portion of the main building; and miscellaneous improvements such as an elevator cylinder and the remediation of cracks in slabs-on-grade. Proposed building systems work is anticipated to include electrical system improvements such as upgrades to phone system, security cameras, the fire alarm panel, and LED lighting in the gymnasium/performance center; and plumbing and HVAC upgrades such as new water heaters, ventilation control system, and smoke dampers. Proposed bus garage improvements are anticipated to include the installation of a boiler for the recently installed floor heating system, supplemental heating units, new LED lighting, and the roof over the tool room. Proposed minor site work upgrades are anticipated to include maintaining and upgrading storm water drainage system structures; upgrading exterior building walls including a retaining wall; and removing or filling underground tank(s). If the budget allows after receiving construction bids, or if other pressing items are identified, similar additional renovations, upgrades, and building or site work improvements could be undertaken (including the possible reconstruction of deteriorated asphalt parking and driving areas). All of such work (or so much thereof as can be accomplished within the overall budget for the Project, once the construction bids are received) is to be undertaken at an estimated maximum cost of $3,750,000, provided that the detailed costs of the components of the Project Plan may be reallocated among such components, or such components may be deleted, revised or supplemented if (1) the Board shall determine that such reallocation, deletion, revision or supplementation is in the best interests of the District and (2) the aggregate amount to be expended for the Project shall not exceed $3,750,000 and (3) no material change shall be made in the overall scope and nature of the Project; and be it further

RESOLVED, that an Environmental Assessment Form has been completed for all of the anticipated work involved in the Project, which constitutes an Unlisted action under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”), a thorough review of the Project’s potential environmental impacts has been undertaken, it has been found that the Project will not result in a significant adverse impact on the environment, and a reasoned elaboration of the SEQRA review and findings has been provided in a Negative Declaration.

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that such Proposition No. 3 shall appear on the absentee ballot:

Follow this Link to the Document-

https:/5il.co/g9kh

PROPOSED LOCAL SHARE OF DEBT SERVICE

TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2020

Proposed local share of debt service for new capital project - https://5il.co/ganv

Please review the documentation. Any questions can be sent to Louann Bahgat at budget@clymercsd.org