Regents-Approved Library Charter Actions: 2016

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Note: See also below for the same chart in reverse chronological order, with newest first.

2016

Charter Actions By System

Old (2015) New (2016)
Date Name Library
ID Code
Community/
County
System Action Detail *Pre-Charter Action Population Type Area *Current Population Type Area
4/19/2016 Ellington Farman Library 1200062100 Ellington/ Chautauqua Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Petition for Merger The merger of two corporations, the Farman Free Library Association of Ellington and Ellington Farman Library.  The Ellington Farman Library is the surviving corporation; trustee term length of three years with a range of trustees to be 5-11, as stated in the provisional charter. The Regents voted on the transfer of assets to Ellington Farman Library from Farman Free Library Association of Ellington on 3/17/2015. 1,643 Assoc. Town 1,643 Assoc. Town
7/11/2016 Hyde Park Free Library 3200133140 Hyde Park/Dutchess Mid-Hudson Charter Amendment Charter is amended to change the corporation name from Hyde Park Free Library to Hyde Park Library District 18,183 Public Special Legislative District 18,183 Public Special Legislative District
6/14/2016 Dexter Free Library 5600221770 Dexter/ Jefferson North Country Charter Amendment Charter is amended to designate the library’s service area to be the Town of Brownville, minus the villages of Brownville and Glen Park;  to specify a range of 7 to 13 trustees, the current number being 9; to designate trustee terms of 3 years; and to add the IRS and Commissioner of Education designation provisions.
1,052 Assoc. Village 4,684 Assoc. Other
6/14/2016 Bancroft Public Library (Village of Salem) 7600645820 Salem/ Washington Southern Adirondack Dissolution Charter of the Bancroft Public Library (Village) is dissolved and the Library's assets are transferred to the Bancroft Public Library, a town public library, serving the residents of the Town of Salem.  946 Public Village N/A
6/14/2016 Southeast Steuben County Library 7800571580 Corning/ Steuben Southern Tier Amend and Make Absolute a Provisional Charter Provisional charter is amended to specify a range of 5 to 15 trustees, the current number being 15;  to add the IRS and Commissioner of Education provisions and to make the provisional charter, as amended, absolute.       34,748 Assoc. Other 34,748 Assoc. Other
5/17/2016 Mid-York Library System   Utica/ Oneida Mid York Charter Amendment Charter is amended to designate trustee terms of 3 years and to change the name of the corporation from Mid-York Library System to Mid York Library System. 372,839 Public Library System Other 372,839 Public Library System Other

Charter Actions By Date

Old (2015) New (2016)
Date Name Library
ID Code
Community/
County
System Action Detail *Pre-Charter Action Population Type Area *Current Population Type Area
7/11/2016 Hyde Park Free Library 3200133140 Hyde Park/Dutchess Mid-Hudson Charter Amendment Charter is amended to change the corporation name from Hyde Park Free Library to Hyde Park Library District 18,183 Public Special Legislative District 18,183 Public Special Legislative District
6/14/2016 Dexter Free Library 5600221770 Dexter/ Jefferson North Country Charter Amendment Charter is amended to designate the library’s service area to be the Town of Brownville, minus the villages of Brownville and Glen Park;  to specify a range of 7 to 13 trustees, the current number being 9; to designate trustee terms of 3 years; and to add the IRS and Commissioner of Education designation provisions.
1,052 Association Village 4,684 Association Other
6/14/2016 Bancroft Public Library (Village of Salem) 7600645820 Salem/ Washington Southern Adirondack Dissolution Charter of the Bancroft Public Library (Village) is dissolved and the Library's assets are transferred to the Bancroft Public Library, a town public library, serving the residents of the Town of Salem.  946 Public Village N/A
6/14/2016 Southeast Steuben County Library 7800571580 Corning/ Steuben Southern Tier Amend and Make Absolute a Provisional Charter Provisional charter is amended to specify a range of 5 to 15 trustees, the current number being 15;  to add the IRS and Commissioner of Education provisions and to make the provisional charter, as amended, absolute.       34,748 Association Other 34,748 Association Other
5/17/2016 Mid-York Library System   Utica/ Oneida Mid York Charter Amendment Charter is amended to designate trustee terms of 3 years and to change the name of the corporation from Mid-York Library System to Mid York Library System. 372,839 Public Library System Other 372,839 Public Library System Other
4/19/2016 Ellington Farman Library 1200062100 Ellington/ Chautauqua Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Petition for Merger The merger of two corporations, the Farman Free Library Association of Ellington and Ellington Farman Library.  The Ellington Farman Library is the surviving corporation; trustee term length of three years with a range of trustees to be 5-11, as stated in the provisional charter. The Regents voted on the transfer of assets to Ellington Farman Library from Farman Free Library Association of Ellington on 3/17/2015. 1,643 Assoc. Town 1,643 Assoc. Town

See also: Types of Libraries: A Comparison and New Public Library Districts 1999-present

Last Updated: August 9, 2016 -- asm