May 3, 2017 – Approved Minutes – Annual Budget Public Hearing

WEST GENESEE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PUBLIC HEARING
WEST GENESEE HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY – 7:00 P.M.
2017-2018 BUDGET

MAY 3, 2017

MINUTES of the PUBLIC HEARING of the inhabitants of the West Genesee Central School District held MAY 3, 2017 in the West Genesee High School Library.

The purpose of the meeting was to conduct a public hearing on the proposed 2017-18 budget, pursuant to Section 2017 of the New York State Education Law, in lieu of the annual meeting required by statute.

HEARING CALLED TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order by the District Clerk, Paul Pelton, at 7:00 p.m.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Mr. Pelton led those in attendance in the Pledge of Allegiance.

INTRODUCTION OF CHAIRPERSON

Mr. Pelton introduced Mrs. Roberta Herron, who was recognized as the chairperson for this Public Hearing and the Annual Meeting Budget Vote and Election of Board Candidates to be held on May 16, 2017.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

A. Motion: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli

Moved to dispense with the reading of the legal notice required to be published for this Public Hearing and the May 16, 2017 Annual Vote on the Budget, School Buses and Snow Plow Proposition, Library Propositions and the Election of Candidates to the Board of Education.

Second: Shawn Mitchell

The motion was passed by acclamation.

READING OF THE MINUTES

B. Motion: Kimberly Sacco

Moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the Public Hearings held on May 4, 2016, December 21, 2016 and the Annual District Meeting held on May 17, 2016.

Second: James Soper

The motion was passed by acclamation.
INTRODUCTION OF THE CANDIDATES FOR THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Mrs. Herron introduced the candidates in attendance for the three vacancies for 3-year terms effective July 1, 2017. Shawn Mitchell, James Soper, Neil Widrick, and Tonya Wilson each gave a brief overview of their background and reasons for running for the Board of Education.

PRESENTATION OF PROPOSED 2017-2018 BUDGET

Superintendent Christopher Brown presented the District’s Strategic Plan Mission Statement, District accomplishments, and District challenges. He followed these comments with the budget presentation that will support the recommended programs for the 2017-2018 school year. He closed his presentation discussing two propositions that will also be on the ballot as well as the election of Board of Education members.

QUESTIONS

Chairperson Herron then opened the floor for questions. A brief question and answer period followed.

OTHER BUSINESS

None

ADJOURNMENT

C. Motion: Neil Widrick

Moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:59 p.m.

Second: Shawn Mitchell

The motion was passed by acclamation.

Roberta Herron declared the meeting adjourned and announced that the Annual Budget Vote, Election of Board Members, District Vehicles Proposition and Library Propositions vote will be held from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the lobby of the West Genesee High School Auditorium on May 16, 2017.

Respectfully submitted,

Paul E. Pelton, District Clerk