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
10/18/2016 Ripley Public Library 1200065590 Ripley/ Chautauqua Chautauqua-Cattaragus Provisional Charter A new school district public library is established to serve the residents of the Ripley Central School District; trustee terms of three years with a range of 5-15 trustees, the current number being 7.  Succeeds the Ripley Free Library. 2,415 Association Town 2,056 Public  School District
10/18/2016 Vestal Public Library 2800036660 Vestal/ Broome Four County Provisional Charter A new school district public library is established to serve the residents of the Vestal Central School District; trustee terms of three years with a range of 5-15 trustees, the current number being 5.  Succeeds the Vestal Public Library, a town public library. 28,043 Public Town 31,793 Public  School District
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
9/13/2016 Cornwall Public Library 7200441600

Cornwall/

Orange

Ramapo Catskill Charter Amendment Charter is amended to designate trustee terms of 3 years. 16,841 Public School District 16,841 Public School District
10/18/2016 Stillwater Public Library 7600526310 Stillwater/ Saratoga Southern Adirondack Provisional Charter A new school district public library is established to serve the residents of the Stillwater Central School District; trustee terms of three years with a range of 5-15 trustees, the current number being 9.  Succeeds the Stillwater Free Library.  6,830 Association Other 7,444 Public School District
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
9/13/2016 Fishers Island Library Association 8000582240

Fishers Island/ Suffolk

Suffolk Cooperative Charter Amendment Charter is amended to designate the library’s service area to be coterminous with the census-designated place known as Fishers Island; to specify a range of 5 to 25 trustees, the current number being 21; to designate trustee terms of 3 years;  and to add the IRS and Commissioner of Education designation provisions. 289 Association Village 289 Association Village
9/13/2016 Riverhead Free Library 8000585600 Riverhead/ Suffolk Suffolk Cooperative Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of 5 to 9 trustees, the current number being 9. 38,457 Association School District 38,457 Association School District
10/18/2016 Westhampton Free Library 8000587040 Westhampton/Suffolk Suffolk Cooperative Charter Amendment Charter is amended to designate trustee terms of  3 years. 5,571 Association School District 5,571 Association School District
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
10/18/2016 Ripley Public Library 1200065590 Ripley/ Chautauqua Chautauqua-Cattaragus Provisional Charter A new school district public library is established to serve the residents of the Ripley Central School District; trustee terms of three years with a range of 5-15 trustees, the current number being 7.  Succeeds the Ripley Free Library. 2,415 Association Town 2,056 Public  School District
10/18/2016 Vestal Public Library 2800036660 Vestal/ Broome Four County Provisional Charter A new school district public library is established to serve the residents of the Vestal Central School District; trustee terms of three years with a range of 5-15 trustees, the current number being 5.  Succeeds the Vestal Public Library, a town public library. 28,043 Public Town 31,793 Public  School District
10/18/2016 Stillwater Public Library 7600526310 Stillwater/ Saratoga Southern Adirondack Provisional Charter A new school district public library is established to serve the residents of the Stillwater Central School District; trustee terms of three years with a range of 5-15 trustees, the current number being 9.  Succeeds the Stillwater Free Library.  6,830 Association Other 7,444 Public School District
10/18/2016 Westhampton Free Library 8000587040 Westhampton/Suffolk Suffolk Cooperative Charter Amendment Charter is amended to designate trustee terms of  3 years. 5,571 Association School District 5,571 Association School District
9/13/2016 Cornwall Public Library 7200441600 Cornwall/ Orange Ramapo Catskill Charter Amendment Charter is amended to designate trustee terms of 3 years. 16,841 Public School District 16,841 Public School District
9/13/2016 Fishers Island Library Association 8000582240 Fishers Island/ Suffolk Suffolk Cooperative Charter Amendment Charter is amended to designate the library’s service area to be coterminous with the census-designated place known as Fishers Island; to specify a range of 5 to 25 trustees, the current number being 21; to designate trustee terms of 3 years;  and to add the IRS and Commissioner of Education designation provisions. 289 Association Village 289 Association Village
9/13/2016 Riverhead Free Library 8000585600 Riverhead/ Suffolk Suffolk Cooperative Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of 5 to 9 trustees, the current number being 9. 38,457 Association School District 38,457 Association School District
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

NOTES:

  • The phrase ”IRS provision” refers to:  the IRS dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under section 501(c)3.
  • The phrase “Commissioner of Education designation provision” refers to:  the designation of the Commissioner of Education as the representative of the corporation upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served.

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

Last Updated: November 23, 2016 -- asm