May 16, 2017 – Approved Minutes – Annual Budget Vote

Annual Budget Vote – May 16, 2017

MINUTES of the ANNUAL DISTRICT MEETING of the INHABITANTS of the West Genesee Central School District held May 16, 2017 in the auditorium lobby of the West Genesee High School.

The purpose of the meeting was to conduct a vote on a budget proposition for the 2017-2018 school year, a school buses and maintenance equipment purchases proposition, two library propositions, and the election of candidates to the Board of Education.


The meeting was called to order by Roberta Herron, Chairperson, at 6:00 a.m.

The voting machines were inspected and certified by the Chief Election Inspector, Paul E. Pelton.

Mrs. Herron then declared the polls open at 6:00 a.m. and announced the meeting would convene after the polls closed at 9:00 p.m.

The polls were declared closed at 9:00 p.m. The voting machines were then inspected by the Chief Election Inspector and the following results were announced by Mrs. Herron.

Voters registered: 1,277

PROPOSITION #1 – 2017-18 School Budget

Shall the Board of Education of the West Genesee Central School District at Camillus be authorized to expend a sum not to exceed $85,216,870 for the fiscal year 2017-2018 and to levy the necessary tax for the local contribution thereto?

Yes – 1,073
No – 186

Proposition #1 Approved

PROPOSITION #2 – School Bus/Snow Plow Purchase

Shall the Board of Education purchase and at the option of the Board, finance nine (9) school buses at an estimated cost not to exceed $1,110,305 and one (1) 2018 International Snow Plow at an estimated cost not to exceed $195,000 including necessary furnishings, fixtures and equipment and all other necessary costs incidental thereto, and to expend a total sum not to exceed $1,305,305 which is estimated to be the total maximum cost thereof, and levy a tax which is hereby voted for the foregoing in the amount of $1,305,305, 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, notes, or installment purchase contracts are hereby authorized to be issued or executed at one time, or from time to time, in the principal amount not to exceed $1,305,305 and a tax is hereby voted to pay the interest on said obligations when due?

Yes – 1,014
No – 247

Proposition #2 Approved

PROPOSITION #3: Fairmount Community Library
Maxwell Memorial Library

Shall the West Genesee Central School District levy and collect a tax, pursuant to Section 259 of the Education Law of the State of New York, in the sum of $580,079 (which is an increase of $89,000 from the combined levies in effect from 2016-2017 in the sum of $491,079) for the continuing support and maintenance of the free library services offered to District residents by the public libraries historically supported by the West Genesee Central School District, with said monies to be apportioned as follows:

• $291,000 to Fairmount Community Library (an increase of $33,000)
• $289,079 to Maxwell Memorial Library (an increase of $56,000)?

Yes – 979
No – 280

Proposition #3 Approved


Election results to fill three (3) vacancies (at large) on the Board of Education:

James M. Soper – 927
Neil B. Widrick – 882
Tonya D. Wilson – 632
Shawn J. Mitchell – 877

As a result of this election, Mr. James M. Soper, Mr. Neil B. Widrick, and Mr. Shawn J. Mitchell were each elected to a three-year term commencing July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2020.

There being no further business, Mrs. Herron then closed the meeting at 9:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Paul E. Pelton, District Clerk