Regents-Approved Public Library Charter Actions: 2014

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2014

Charter Actions By System

Old (2013) New (2014)
Date Name Library
ID Code
Community/
County
System Action Detail *Pre-Charter Action Population Type Area *Current Population Type Area
5/19/2014 Ellington Farman Library   Ellington/Chautauqua Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Provisional Charter  A new association library is established to serve the residents in the Town of Ellington; and trustee term length of three years with range of trustees to be 5-11.  Succeeds Farman Free Library Association of Ellington. 1,643 Association Town 1,643 Assocation Town
3/11/2014 Plattsburgh Public Library 2000095200 Plattsburgh/Clinton Clinton-Essex-Franklin Amendment Charter is amended to to specify a range in the number of trustees of no less than 7 nor more than 13 and to designate the Commissioner of Education as the representative of corporation. 19,989 Public City 19,989 Public City
5/19/2014 Dodge Library 2000096930 West Chazy/Clinton Clinton-Essex-Franklin Extension of Provisional Charter Extension of provisional charter for five years to May 19, 2019. 1,905 Public Special Legislative District 1,905 Public Special Legislative District
5/19/2014 Apalachin Library Association 2400600500 Apalachin/Tioga Finger Lakes Provisional Charter Made Absolute Provisional charter made absolute. 1,131 Association Other 1,131 Assocation Other
11/18/2014 Lansing Community Library 2400613500 Lansing/Tompkins Finger Lakes Provisional Charter Made Absolute The library's provisional charter was made absolute. 7,354 Public School District 7,354 Public School District
4/29/2014 Afton Free Library 2800080040 Afton/Chenango Four County  Amendment Charter is amended to designate the library's service area to be coterminous with the Town of Afton. 2,851 Association Town 2,851 Association Town
4/29/2014 Guernsey Memorial Library 2800084680 Norwich/Chenango Four County  Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range in the number of trustees to be 5-15; and to designate the Commissioner of Education as the agent of the corporation for the purpose of service of process.  13,368 Public School District 13,368 Public School District
10/21/2014 Fulton Public Library 5600462430 Fulton/Oswego North Country Absolute in the First Instance A new school district public library is established to serve the residents of the Fulton City School District; trustee terms of 5 years, with a range of  5 -15 trustees, the current number being 7.  Succeeds a municipal city public library with the same name. 11,896 Public City 20,616 Public School District
6/23/2014 Haines Falls Free Library 3200192710 Haines Falls/Greene Mid-Hudson Amendment Charter is amended to change the library's corporate name from "Haines Falls Free Library" to "Mountain Top Library." 1,894 Association Other 1,894 Assocation Other
6/23/2014 Elting Memorial Library 3200624390 New Paltz/Ulster Mid-Hudson Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range in the number of trustees to be 12-15; to add the language necessary to maintain tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3); and to designate the Commissioner of Education as the agent of the corporation for the purpose of service of process.  14,003 Association Town 14,003 Association Town
5/19/2014 Reed Memorial Library   Carmel/Putnam Mid-Hudson Provisional Charter To establish a special legislative district public library in accordance with L. 2013, Ch. 299 to serve the residents of the District which includes the Town of Carmel, except for the portion of the Town of Carmel which is located in the Mahopac Central School District; and there are to be 7 trustees who serve three year terms.  Succeeds the Literary Union of Carmel, NY. 7,643 Association Other 7,698 Public Special Legislative District
1/14/2014 Frank J. Basloe Public Library (village) 3600212870 Herkimer/Her-kimer Mid-York Dissolution Charter of the Frank J. Basloe Public Library (village) is dissolved and the assets will be distributed to the Frank J. Basloe Public Library (school district public library) chartered 11/19/2013. 7,743 Public Village NA
9/16/2014 Kirkland Town Library 3600411430 Clinton/Oneida Mid-York Amendment Charter is amended to change the trustee term length from five years to three years. 10,315 Association Town 10,315 Association Town
10/21/2014 Great Neck Library 4400282610 Great Neck/Nassau Nassau Dissolution Dissolution of the library's absolute charter granted by the Regents on April 20, 2009. The library failed to dissolve the 1889 DOS corporation in 2009 and transfer assets to the new library. The library will continue to operate under its original 1889 corporate status, but will file a certificate of amendment with DOS stating that the library is subject to all of the same requirements as a library issued a charter by the Board of Regents.  44,580 Association School District N/A
5/19/2014 Foundation for Mohawk Valley Libraries, Inc.   Schenectady Mohawk Valley Certificate of Incorporation Foundation incorporated to support the Mohawk Valley Library System and through that system will support the chartered member libraries; and range of trustees to be 5-25. N/A
4/29/2014 Barker Public Library   Barker/Niagara Nioga Provisional Charter A new school district public library is established to serve the residents of the Barker Central School District; and  trustee term length of five years with range of trustees to be 5-15.  Succeeds the Barker Free Library. 2,662 Association Town 5,079 Public School District
10/21/2014 Sanborn-Pekin Free Library 5200405830 Sanborn/Niagara Nioga Amendment Charter is amended to designate the library’s service area to be portions of the Towns of Cambria, Lewiston, Wheatfield, and portions of the Tuscarora Nation reservation as defined by specific census blocks according to the 2010 census; to specify a range of 5-9 trustees, with the current number being 5. 5,324 Association Other 4,749 Association Other
9/16/2014 Henderson Free Library 5600222850 Henderson/Jefferson North Country Amendment Charter is amended to designate the library’s service area to be the town of Henderson; to specify a range in the number of trustees to be 8-12; to add the Internal Revenue Service dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under section 501(c) (3); and to designate the Commissioner of Education as the representative of the corporation upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served.  1,360 Association Town 1,360 Association Town
10/21/2014 Fulton Public Library 5600462430 Fulton/Oswego North Country Absolute in the First Instance A new school district public library is established to serve the residents of the Fulton City School District; trustee terms of 5 years, with a range of  5 -15 trustees, the current number being 7.  Succeeds a municipal city public library with the same name. 11,896 Public City 20,616 Public School District
11/18/2014 Fulton Public Library 5600462430 Fulton/Oswego North Country Dissolution Dissolution of the municipal city public library that served the residents of the City of Fulton and the distribution of its assets to the new Fulton Public Library, a new school district public library that serves residents of the Fulton City School District. 11,896 Public City N/A N/A N/A
2/11/2014 Clifton Community Library 5600511635 Cranberry Lake/ St. Lawrence North Country Amendment Charter is amended to re-establish trustee succession and initial term lengths with full term lengths of 5 years; to specify a range in the number of trustees of no less than 5 nor more than 9; to designate the Commissioner as agent of the corporation; and to add the language necessary to maintain tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3). 751 Public Town 751 Public Town
2/11/2014 Heuvelton Free Library 5600512890 Heuvelton/ St. Lawrence North Country Amendment Charter is amended to designate the library's service area as coterminous with the village of Heuvelton; to specify a range in the number of trustees of no less than 5 nor more than15; to designate the Commissioner of Education as agent of the corporation; and to add the language necessary to maintain tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3). 714 Association Village 714 Association Village
11/18/2014 Victor Free Library 6400436670 Victor/Ontario Pioneer Amendment Charter is amended to clarify the service area is the Victor Central School District; to designate the number of trustees to be not less than 5 nor more than 15, with the current number being 7; and to change the corporate name to be Victor Farmington Library 22,766 Association School District 22,766 Association School District
4/29/2014 Perry Public Library 6400675040 Perry/Wyoming Pioneer Amendment Charter is amended to change the trustee term length from five years to three years. 6,214 Public School District 6,214 Public School District
9/16/2014 Suffern Free Library 7200506360 Suffern/Rockland Ramapo Catskill Amendment Charter is amended to increase the number of trustees from five to nine.  28,617 Association School District 28,617 Association School District
9/16/2014 West Nyack Free Library 7200506970 West Nyack/
Rockland
Ramapo Catskill Amendment Charter is amended to expand the library’s service area to add that portion of the Nanuet census-designated place that is located in the Clarkstown School District and the southeast portion of the Clarkstown School District that is adjacent to, but not within the Valley Cottage census-designated place or the West Nyack census-designated place to the current service area. 7,547 Association Other 9,597 Association Other
2/11/2014 Schuyler-ville Public Library (village) 7600525950 Schuylerville/ Saratoga Southern Adirondack Dissolution Charter of the Schuylerville Public Library (village) is dissolved and the assets will be distributed to the Schuylerville Public Library (school district public library) chartered 3/12/2013. 1,386 Public Village NA
10/21/2014 Whitehall Free Library 7600647080 Whitehall/Washington Southern Adirondack Amendment Charter is amended to designate trustee terms of 5 years and to specify a range of 5-11 trustees. 4,939 Association School District 4,939 Association School District
6/23/2014 Castleton Public Library 8400491135 Castleton / Rensselaer Upper Hudson  Amendment Charter is amended to change the trustee term length from seven years to three years; and to clarify that the library's service area is the Village of Castleton. 1,473 Public Village 1,473 Public Village
2/11/2014 Nassau Free Library 8400494340 Nassau / Rensselaer Upper Hudson  Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range in the number of trustees of no less than 7 nor more than 11, and to establish trustee term length to be 3 years. 4,789 Association Town 4,789 Association Town

Charter Actions By Date

Old (2013) New (2014)
Date Name Library
ID Code
Community/
County
System Action Detail *Pre-Charter Action Population Type Area *Current Population Type Area
11/18/2014 Lansing Community Library 2400613500 Lansing/Tompkins Finger Lakes Provisional Charter Made Absolute The library's provisional charter was made absolute. 7,354 Public School District 7,354 Public School District
11/18/2014 Fulton Public Library 5600462430 Fulton/Oswego North Country Dissolution Dissolution of the municipal city public library that served the residents of the City of Fulton and the distribution of its assets to the new Fulton Public Library, a new school district public library that serves residents of the Fulton City School District. 11,896 Public City N/A N/A N/A
11/18/2014 Victor Free Library 6400436670 Victor/Ontario Pioneer Amendment Charter is amended to clarify the service area is the Victor Central School District; to designate the number of trustees to be not less than 5 nor more than 15, with the current number being 7; and to change the corporate name to be Victor Farmington Library 22,766 Association School District 22,766 Association School District
10/21/2014 North East-Millerton Library 3200134130 Millerton/Dutchess Mid-Hudson Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of 7-13 trustees. 3,031 Association Town 3,031 Association Town
10/21/2014 Great Neck Library 4400282610 Great Neck/Nassau Nassau Dissolution Dissolution of the library's absolute charter granted by the Regents on April 20, 2009. The library failed to dissolve the 1889 DOS corporation in 2009 and transfer assets to the new library. The library will continue to operate under its original 1889 corporate status, but will file a certificate of amendment with DOS stating that the library is subject to all of the same requirements as a library issued a charter by the Board of Regents.  44,580 Association School District N/A
10/21/2014 Sanborn-Pekin Free Library 5200405830 Sanborn/Niagara Nioga Amendment Charter is amended to designate the library’s service area to be portions of the Towns of Cambria, Lewiston, Wheatfield, and portions of the Tuscarora Nation reservation as defined by specific census blocks according to the 2010 census; to specify a range of 5-9 trustees, with the current number being 5. 5,324 Association Other 4,749 Association Other
10/21/2014 Fulton Public Library 5600462430 Fulton/Oswego North Country Absolute in the First Instance A new school district public library is established to serve the residents of the Fulton City School District; trustee terms of 5 years, with a range of  5 -15 trustees, the current number being 7.  Succeeds a municipal city public library with the same name. 11,896 Public City 20,616 Public School District
10/21/2014 Whitehall Free Library 7600647080 Whitehall/Washington Southern Adirondack Amendment Charter is amended to designate trustee terms of 5 years and to specify a range of 5-11 trustees. 4,939 Association School District 4,939 Association School District
9/16/2014 Kirkland Town Library 3600411430 Clinton/Oneida Mid-York Amendment Charter is amended to change the trustee term length from five years to three years. 10,315 Association Town 10,315 Association Town
Henderson Free Library 5600222850 Henderson/Jefferson North Country Amendment Charter is amended to designate the library’s service area to be the town of Henderson; to specify a range in the number of trustees to be 8-12; to add the Internal Revenue Service dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under section 501(c) (3); and to designate the Commissioner of Education as the representative of the corporation upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served.  1,360 Association Town 1,360 Association Town
Suffern Free Library 7200506360 Suffern/Rockland Ramapo Catskill Amendment Charter is amended to increase the number of trustees from five to nine.  28,617 Association School District 28,617 Association School District
West Nyack Free Library 7200506970 West Nyack/
Rockland
Ramapo Catskill Amendment Charter is amended to expand the library’s service area to add that portion of the Nanuet census-designated place that is located in the Clarkstown School District and the southeast portion of the Clarkstown School District that is adjacent to, but not within the Valley Cottage census-designated place or the West Nyack census-designated place to the current service area. 7,547 Association Other 9,597 Association Other
6/23/2014 Haines Falls Free Library 3200192710 Haines Falls/Greene Mid-Hudson Amendment Charter is amended to change the library's corporate name from "Haines Falls Free Library" to "Mountain Top Library." 1,894 Association Other 1,894 Assocation Other
Elting Memorial Library 3200624390 New Paltz/Ulster Mid-Hudson Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range in the number of trustees to be 12-15; to add the language necessary to maintain tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3); and to designate the Commissioner of Education as the agent of the corporation for the purpose of service of process.  14,003 Association Town 14,003 Association Town
Castleton Public Library 8400491135 Castleton / Rensselaer Upper Hudson  Amendment Charter is amended to change the trustee term length from seven years to three years; and to clarify that the library's service area is the Village of Castleton. 1,473 Public Village 1,473 Public Village
5/19/2014 Ellington Farman Library   Ellington / Chautauqua Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Provisional Charter  A new association library is established to serve the residents in the Town of Ellington; and trustee term length of three years with range of trustees to be 5-11.  Succeeds Farman Free Library Association of Ellington. 1,643 Association Town 1,643 Assocation Town
Dodge Library 2000096930 West Chazy / Clinton Clinton-Essex-Franklin Extension of Provisional Charter Extension of provisional charter for five years to May 19, 2019. 1,905 Public Special Legislative District 1,905 Public Special Legislative District
Apalachin Library Association 2400600500 Apalachin / Tioga Finger Lakes Provisional Charter Made Absolute Provisional charter made absolute. 1,131 Association Other 1,131 Assocation Other
Reed Memorial Library   Carmel/Putnam Mid-Hudson Provisional Charter To establish a special legislative district public library in accordance with L. 2013, Ch. 299 to serve the residents of the District which includes the Town of Carmel, except for the portion of the Town of Carmel which is located in the Mahopac Central School District; and there are to be 7 trustees who serve three year terms.  Succeeds the Literary Union of Carmel, NY. 7,643 Association Other 7,698 Public Special Legislative District
Foundation for Mohawk Valley Libraries, Inc.   Schenectady Mohawk Valley Certificate of Incorporation Foundation incorporated to support the Mohawk Valley Library System and through that system will support the chartered member libraries; and range of trustees to be 5-25. N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
4/29/2014 Afton Free Library 2800080040 Afton/Chenango Four County  Amendment Charter is amended to designate the library's service area to be coterminous with the Town of Afton. 2,851 Association Town 2,851 Association Town
Guernsey Memorial Library 2800084680 Norwich/Chenango Four County  Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range in the number of trustees to be 5-15; and to designate the Commissioner of Education as the agent of the corporation for the purpose of service of process.  13,368 Public School District 13,368 Public School District
Barker Public Library   Barker/Niagara Nioga Provisional Charter A new school district public library is established to serve the residents of the Barker Central School District; and  trustee term length of five years with range of trustees to be 5-15.  Succeeds the Barker Free Library. 2,662 Association Town 5,079 Public School District
4/29/2014 Perry Public Library 6400675040 Perry/Wyoming Pioneer Amendment Charter is amended to change the trustee term length from five years to three years. 6,214 Public School District 6,214 Public School District
3/11/2014 Plattsburgh Public Library 2000095200 Plattsburgh/Clinton Clinton-Essex-Franklin Amendment Charter is amended to to specify a range in the number of trustees of no less than 7 nor more than 13 and to designate the Commissioner of Education as the representative of corporation. 19,989 Public City 19,989 Public City
2/11/2014 Clifton Community Library 5600511635 Cranberry Lake/ St. Lawrence North Country Amendment Charter is amended to re-establish trustee succession and initial term lengths with full term lengths of 5 years; to specify a range in the number of trustees of no less than 5 nor more than 9; to designate the Commissioner as agent of the corporation; and to add the language necessary to maintain tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3). 751 Public Town 751 Public Town
Heuvelton Free Library 5600512890 Heuvelton/ St. Lawrence North Country Amendment Charter is amended to designate the library's service area as coterminous with the village of Heuvelton; to specify a range in the number of trustees of no less than 5 nor more than15; to designate the Commissioner of Education as agent of the corporation; and to add the language necessary to maintain tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3). 714 Association Village 714 Association Village
Schuyler-ville Public Library (village) 7600525950 Schuylerville/ Saratoga Southern Adirondack Dissolution Charter of the Schuylerville Public Library (village) is dissolved and the assets will be distributed to the Schuylerville Public Library (school district public library) chartered 3/12/2013. 1,386 Public Village NA
Nassau Free Library 8400494340 Nassau/ Rensselaer Upper Hudson  Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range in the number of trustees of no less than 7 nor more than 11, and to establish trustee term length to be 3 years. 4,789 Association Town 4,789 Association Town
1/14/2014 Frank J. Basloe Public Library (village) 3600212870 Herkimer/Her-kimer Mid-York Dissolution Charter of the Frank J. Basloe Public Library (village) is dissolved and the assets will be distributed to the Frank J. Basloe Public Library (school district public library) chartered 11/19/2013. 7,743 Public Village NA

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