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    Special District Referendum, January 25, 2011
    Middle School Cafeteria, 430 Main Street, East Aurora
    7 AM - 9 PM
     
     
    James Bodziak
    Superintendent of Schools
     
    As many of us know, owning a house can bring years of enjoyment and pride. At the same time, however, home ownership brings with it unexpected expenses when problems arise in such areas as plumbing, electrical or roofing. Such is the case with a portion of our high school roof which has been repaired numerous times and is now in need of replacement.
     
    The roof on the north end of the building which houses our Art, Technology and English departments has developed leaks which are beyond repair. This portion of the roof is wet from the top of the roof membrane down to the metal deck and must be replaced. Additionally, an area in B-Wing, over the Main Office, is also in need of replacement.
     
    The Board of Education, working with District administration, has developed a plan to address the roof problem which will have no tax impact to the community. The Board has agreed to fund the cost of the roof project through a combination of use of Repair Reserve Funds and Building State Aid. Voters will have the opportunity to cast their ballots regarding the high school roof referendum on Tuesday, January 25, 2011. The January date has been selected so that all necessary State Education Department requirements are met in order for the work on the roof to take place during the Summer of 2011.
    Daniel Brunson
    Board of Education President

    The district needs to replace a section of the High School roof which has recently developed a severe leak. Anticipating the possibility of such needs, the Board created and funded a repair reserve several years ago. The project will be financed through a combination of state aid and reserve funds, requiring no tax increase.
     
    The voters’ permission is required and a referendum is scheduled for Tuesday, January 25th. The timing of the vote is essential in order to complete the work this coming summer. Please take the time to consider the proposal and vote.
     
     

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    NOTICE OF SPECIAL DISTRICT MEETING AND VOTE
    East Aurora Union Free School District
    Erie County, New York

    The Board of Education of East Aurora Union Free School District, Erie County, New York (the “District”) HEREBY GIVES NOTICE that a Special District Meeting and Vote of the qualified voters of the District will be held on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, in the Cafeteria of the Middle School at 430 Main Street, in East Aurora, New York, at 7:00 o'clock A.M., local time, for the purpose of voting by voting machine upon the proposition hereinafter set forth. Polls for the purpose of voting will be kept open between the hours of 7:00 o'clock A.M. and 9:00 o'clock P.M., local time. In the event that the District's schools are closed on January 25, 2011 due to inclement weather (or for any other reason), the date of the Special District Meeting and Vote will be changed, without further notice, to the date on which the District's schools are next open.

    PROPOSITION NO. 1

    (HIGH SCHOOL ROOF RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT TO BE FULLY-FUNDED BY STATE AID AND RESERVE FUNDS)

    Shall the following resolutions be adopted, to-wit:

    RESOLVED, that the Board of Education (the “Board”) of the East Aurora Union Free School District, Erie County, New York (the “District”), is hereby authorized to undertake a planned District improvement program consisting of the reconstruction of the District's High School roof, as generally described in the plan prepared by the District with the assistance of Mach Architecture & Engineering, P.C. (the “Project Plan”), which is available for public inspection in the offices of the District Clerk (the “Project”), the foregoing to include the purchase of original furnishings, equipment, machinery and apparatus required in connection with the purposes for which such building is used, and all ancillary or related work required in connection therewith; and to expend therefor, including for preliminary costs and costs incidental thereto and to the financing thereof, an amount not in excess of the maximum estimated total cost of $900,000; and be it further

    RESOLVED, that the Board of Education is hereby authorized to transfer $250,000 of funds on hand in the Repair Reserve Fund of the District that was established on June 30, 1999 from such Repair Reserve Fund to the District's Capital Reserve Fund that was established on March 25, 2004, with such transferred funds to be subsequently devoted to the Project; and be it further

    RESOLVED, that the Board is hereby authorized to expend or apply toward such Project (during the current fiscal year of the District) such transferred amount of $250,000 from the Capital Reserve Fund of the District in order to at least cover the “local share” of the cost of the Project; and be it further

    RESOLVED, that a tax is hereby voted to finance the balance of such maximum estimated total cost of the Project in an amount not to exceed $650,000, such tax to be levied and collected in installments in such years and in such amounts as shall be determined by the Board; and be it further

    RESOLVED, that in anticipation of such tax, obligations of the District are hereby authorized to be issued in the aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $650,000, and a tax is hereby voted to pay the interest on such obligations as the same shall become due and payable; and be it further

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

    NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that such Proposition No. 1 shall appear on the ballot labels to be inserted in the voting machines used for voting on such Proposition No. 1 in substantially the following abbreviated form:

    Proposition No. 1 (High School Roof Reconstruction Project
    to be Fully-Funded by State Aid and Reserve Funds)

    YES

    NO

    Shall the following resolution be adopted, to wit:

    RESOLVED, that (a) the Board of Education (the “Board”) of the East Aurora Union Free School District (the “District”) is hereby authorized to undertake a planned District improvement program consisting of the reconstruction of the District's High School roof, as generally described in the Project Plan referred to in the public notice of the vote on this Proposition (the "Project"), and to expend therefor a total amount not to exceed $900,000; (b) the Board is authorized to transfer $250,000 of available funds from the District's Repair Reserve Fund to the District's Capital Reserve Fund; (c) a portion of the cost of the Project is to be funded by the application of such transferred $250,000 from the District's Capital Reserve Fund; (d) a tax is hereby voted in an amount not to exceed $650,000 to finance the balance of such cost, such tax to be levied and collected in installments in such years and in such amounts as shall be determined by the Board; (e) in anticipation of such tax, obligations of the District are hereby authorized to be issued in the aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $650,000, and a tax is hereby voted to pay the interest on such obligations as the same shall become due and payable; and (f) New York State Building 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.

    NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that since the Project consists of in-kind, same-site replacement, rehabilitation or reconstruction activities and is a routine activity of a school district, it is considered to be a Type II action as defined in the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”) regulations and, accordingly, the Board has considered the Project and the criteria set forth under SEQRA and determined that the Project will not result in any significant adverse environmental impacts.

    NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY GIVEN that absentee ballots will be made available in accordance with the provisions of Section 2018-a of the Education Law and that applications for such absentee ballots may be applied for at the office of the District Clerk. If the ballot is mailed to the voter, the completed application must be received by the District Clerk at least seven days before the day of the vote. If the ballot is to be personally delivered to the voter, the completed application must be received by the District Clerk at least one day before the day of the vote. All completed absentee ballots must be received by the Office of the District Clerk no later than 5:00 PM on January 25, 2011.

    Dated: East Aurora, New York
    December 8, 2010

    BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
    OF EAST AURORA UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT
    ERIE COUNTY, NEW YORK


    By:___________________________
    Jacquelyn E. Wopperer, District Clerk

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