Budget Vote Information

Romulus Central School

Special Election 

Capital Improvement Project Vote 

October 18, 2022

Yes 47 -
No 35 
Capital Improvement Project has been approved by the voters.

WHEREAS, the Romulus Central School District (the "District"), is a local agency pursuant to the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”), ECL Section 8-0101, et seq., and implementing regulations, 6 NYCRR Part 617 (the “Regulations”), and

            WHEREAS, the District is considering undertaking a project consisting of the reconstruction and improvement of the interior and exterior of the Romulus Central School building, campus and athletic fields and the construction of an addition to the Music Suite, all of the foregoing to include related site work, original furnishings, fixtures and equipment, architectural fees, and all other necessary costs incidental to such work (together, the “Project”); and

WHEREAS, the District’s Board of Education reviewed the impact of the Project upon the environment, as required by the Regulations, concluded that the Project is an Unlisted Action as defined in SEQRA and thereafter determined by resolution dated August 9, 2022 that the Project will not have significant adverse effect on the environment and issued a negative declaration for the purposes of SEQRA, now therefore;

          BE IT RESOLVED by this Board of Education as follows:

          Section 1.   A Special Meeting of the qualified voters of the Romulus Central School District, County of Seneca, State of New York, will be held in the north entrance lobby of the Romulus Central School building, 5705 Route 96, Romulus, New York, on October 18, 2022 from 12:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., prevailing time, for the purpose of voting on the proposition described in the Notice of Special District Meeting hereinafter set forth.

          Section 2.   The business to be acted upon at said Special District Meeting shall be as stated in the Notice thereof, and the District Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause the Notice of said Special District Meeting to be published in the Finger Lakes Times, a newspaper having a general circulation within the District, such publication to be made four (4) times within the seven (7) weeks next preceding such Special District Meeting, the first publication to be at least forty-five (45) days prior to the date of said Special District Meeting.

          Section 3.   Said Special District Meeting shall be called by giving the following notice thereof:

 

NOTICE OF SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETING

OF THE VOTERS OF THE

ROMULUS CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

 

          THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE ROMULUS CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT HEREBY GIVES NOTICE that pursuant to a Resolution adopted by the Board of Education of the District on September 1, 2022, a special meeting of the qualified voters of said School District, County of Seneca, State of New York, will be held in the north entrance lobby of the Romulus Central School building, 5705 Route 96, Romulus, New York, in said District, on October 18, 2022, between the hours of 12:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. prevailing time, for the purpose of voting upon the following proposition:

PROPOSITION

 

          Shall the Board of Education undertake a project consisting of the reconstruction and improvement of the interior and exterior of the Romulus Central School building, campus and athletic fields and the construction of an addition to the Music Suite, all of the foregoing to include related site work, original furnishings, fixtures and equipment, architectural fees, and all other necessary costs incidental to such work (together, the “Project”) and to expend therefore a total sum not to exceed $13,000,000, which is estimated to be the total maximum cost thereof, and to pay for the Project by using $3,400,000 from the District’s reserve fund and, for the balance, the levy of a tax which is hereby voted for the Project in the amount of $9,600,000, subject to the applicable amount of State Aid or other District money available, which shall be levied and collected in annual installments in such years and in such amounts as may be determined by the Board of Education and in anticipation of the collection of such tax, bonds and notes of the District are hereby authorized to be issued at one time, or from time to time, in the principal amount not to exceed $9,600,000, and a tax is hereby voted to pay the interest on said obligations when due.

            NOTICE IS GIVEN that voting upon the foregoing Proposition will be by paper ballot or voting machine and will take place on October 18, 2022 in the north entrance lobby of the Romulus Central School building, 5705 Route 96, Romulus, New York, between the hours of 12:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. prevailing time.

            NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that qualified voters of the District may obtain applications for an absentee ballot from the office of the Clerk of the District. Completed applications must be received by the Clerk of the District no later than 4:00 p.m. on October 17, 2022 and must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on October 11, 2022 if the absentee ballot is to be mailed to the voter.  Completed applications received after 4:00 p.m. on October 11, 2022 will require the voter to personally appear at the office of the Clerk of the District to receive an absentee ballot.  A listing of all persons to whom an absentee ballot is issued will be available for inspection by any qualified voter in the office of the Clerk of the District between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. during each of the 5 business days prior to the election. 

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that military ballots may be applied for by qualified voters by requesting an application from the District Clerk at 866-810-0345 ext. (5) ext. (1) or [email protected] Completed applications for military ballots must be received by the Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on September 21, 2022.  In a request for a military ballot application or ballot, the military voter may indicate their preference for receiving the application or ballot by mail, facsimile transmission or electronic mail. 

            DATED:         September 1, 2022

            BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

            Section 4.   The vote upon the proposition to be submitted to the qualified voters shall be by paper ballot or voting machine and the District Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to have the necessary ballot labels printed in form corresponding as nearly as may be with the requirements of the Education Law.

Section 5.    The Clerk of the School District is hereby authorized and directed in the name and on behalf of the District to do all acts and things necessary, following the advice and counsel of the District’s Attorney and the District’s Bond Counsel, to comply with all applicable laws, regulations and executive orders relating to the Special Meeting to be held on October 18, 2022, and to do all other acts as may be necessary, or in the opinion of the District’s Attorney and the District’s Bond Counsel, desirable or proper to effectuate the purposes of the foregoing Resolution and to cause compliance by the District with all applicable laws, regulations and executive orders relating to the notice of, and procedural steps to be taken in connection with such Annual Meeting.

Section 6.    The proposition Resolution adopted August 9, 2022 is hereby rescinded.

          Section 7.    This Resolution shall take effect immediately.

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