Regents-Approved Library Charter Actions: 2015

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2015

Charter Actions By System

Old (2014) New (2015)
Date Name Library
ID Code
Community/
County
System Action Detail *Pre-Charter Action Population Type Area *Current Population Type Area
11/15/2015 Dunkirk Public Library 1200061850 Dunkirk/Chautauqua Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Absolute in the First Instance A new school district public library is established to serve the residents of the Dunkirk Central School District; trustee terms of 3 years, with a range of  5 -15 trustees, the current number being 5.  Succeeds Dunkirk Free Library. 13,881 Association Other 14,101 Public School District
12/15/2015 Dunkirk Free Library 1200061850 Dunkirk/Chautauqua Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Dissolution The charter of the Dunkirk Free Library is dissolved and the library's assets are transferred to the Dunkirk Public Library, a new school district public library serving the residents of the Dunkirk Central School District. 13,881 Association Other N/A N/A N/A
3/17/2015 Farman Free Library Association of Ellington 1200062100 Ellington/Chautauqua Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Transfer of Assets Transfer of assets from the The Farman Free Library Association of Ellington, an association library incorporated by the Department of State in 1922, to the successor association library, Ellington Farman Library, which was granted a provisional charter on May 19, 2014. The Farman Free Library Association of Ellington is no longer in operation. 1,643 Association Town  
4/14/2015 Fluvanna Free Library 1200062300 Fluvanna/
Chautauqua
Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Charter Amendment Charter is amended to designate the library’s service area to be  defined by specific census blocks according to the 2010 census; to specify a range of 5-11 trustees, with the current number being 7. 3,018 Association Other 3,018 Association Other
9/17/2015 Belden Noble Memorial Library 2000152160 Essex/Essex Clinton-Essex-Franklin Charter Amendment Charter is amended to designate the library’s service area as the Town of Essex; to specify a range of 5 to 9 trustees; to add the IRS 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. 671 Association Town 671 Association Town
4/14/2015 Lake Placid Public Library 2000153500 Lake Placid/Essex  Clinton-Essex-Franklin Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of 5-9 trustees.  6,467 Public  School District 6,467 Public School District
6/16/2015 Wells Memorial Library 2000156580
Upper Jay/Essex Clinton-Essex-Franklin Charter Amendment Charter is amended to designate the library’s service area to be  defined by specific census blocks according to the 2010 census;  and to add the IRS dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3). 2,506 Association Town 596 Association  Other
7/20/2015 Kinderhook Memorial Library 3200103410 Kinderhook/Columbia Mid-Hudson Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of 9 to 19 trustees. 6,486 Association Other 6,486 Association Other
6/16/2015 Clinton Community Library 3200121220 Clinton Corners/Dutchess Mid-Hudson Charter Amendment and Extension of Provisional Charter Charter is amended to specify a range of 5-9 trustees and to extend the provisional charter. 4,312 Association Town 4,312 Association Town
5/19/2015 North Chatham Free Library 3200104600 North Chatham/Columbia Mid-Hudson Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of 9-21 trustees. 997 Association Other 997 Association Other
5/19/2015 Millbrook Free Library 3200134120 Millbrook/
Dutchess
Mid-Hudson Charter Amendment Charter is amended to change the name of the corporation from Millbrook Free Library to Millbrook Library. 4,741 Association Town 4,741 Association Town
9/17/2015 Pleasant Valley Free Library 3200135210 Pleasant Valley/
Dutchess
Mid-Hudson Charter Amendment Charter is amended to designate the library’s service area as the Town of Pleasant Valley; to specify a range of 5 to 15 trustees; to add the IRS 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.  9,672 Association Town 9,672 Association Town
9/17/2015 Brewster Public Library 3200480820 Brewster/Putnam Mid-Hudson Charter Amendment Charter is amended to clarify that the library is a town public library serving the residents of the Town of Southeast; to specify a range of 5 to 9 trustees;to add the IRS 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.  18,404 Public Town 18,404 Public  Town
4/14/2015 Camden Library Association 3600411010 Camden/Oneida Mid-York Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of 5-15 trustees with the current number being 7, and to designate trustee terms of 3 years. 2,231 Association Village 2,231 Association Village
11/15/2015 Nassau County Library Association N/A Uniondale/Nassau N/A Charter Amendment Charter is amended to to change the principal office of the corporation from Plainview, Nassau county to Uniondale, Nassau county.  
1/12/2015 Newfane Public Library 5200404500 Newfane/Niagara Nioga Provisional Charter A new school district public library is established to serve the residents of the Newfane Central School District; trustee terms of five years with a range of 5-15 trustees, the current number being 7.  Succeeds the Newfane Free Library. 10,595 Association School District 10,595 Public School District
7/20/2015 Wilson Free Library 5200407150 Wilson/Niagara Nioga Charter Amendment Charter is amended to designate the library’s service area as conterminous with the Town of Wilson;  to specify a range of 5 to 25 trustees, to serve three-year terms; to add the IRS dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under section 501(c)3; 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; and to change the name of the corporation from Wilson Free Library to Wilson Community Library.  5,993 Association Town 5,993 Association Town
12/15/2015 Adams Center Free Library 5600220020 Adams Center/
Jefferson
North Country Charter Amendment Charter is amended to designate the library's service area to be the CDP of Adams Center; to specify a range of 5-9 trustees, the current being 7;  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.  1,568 Association Village 1,568 Association Village
5/19/2015 Osceola Public Library 5600234860 Osceola/Lewis North Country Charter Amendment and Extension of Provisional Charter Charter is amended to designate the library's service area to be the Town of Osceola, to add the IRS dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3), and to extend the provisional charter. 229 Association Town 229 Association Town
12/15/2015 Wolcott Civic Free Library 6400657170 Wolcott/Wayne Pioneer Charter Amendment Charter is amended to change the corporation's name to Wolcott Public Library. 1,701 Association Village 1,701 Association Village
11/15/2015 Central Square Library 5600461200 Central Square/
Oswego
North Country Charter Amendment Charter is amended to designate the library’s service area to be the village of Central Square; to specify a range of 5 to 15 trustees, the current being nine; 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.  1,848 Association Village 1,848 Association Village
9/17/2015 Hepburn Library of Edwards 5600512040 Edwards/St. Lawrence North Country Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of 5 to 15 trustees; to add the IRS 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.  1,156 Public Town 1,156 Public Town
11/15/2015 NY 3R's Association N/A Potsdam/
St. Lawrence
N/A Certificate of Incorporation Amendment Amended to change the corporation's name to Empire State Library Network.  
9/17/2015 Friends of NOPL at North Syracuse NA North Syracuse/
Onondaga
Onondaga Dissolution of Certificate of Incorporation The Certificate of Incorporation for the Friends of NOPL (the Northern Onondaga Public Library) at North Syracuse is dissolved and assets are transferred to the Central New York Community Foundation. N/A
4/14/2015 Williamson Free Public Library 6400657120 Williamson/Wayne Pioneer Charter Amendment Charter is amended to clarify that the designated service area of the library is the Town of Williamson; to specify a range of 5-15 trustees, with the current number being five; to add the IRS dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under section 501(c)3; 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; and to change the name of the corporation from Williamson Free Public Library to Williamson Public Library.  6,984 Public Town 6,984 Public Town
10/27/2015 Bancroft Public Library 7600645820 Salem/Washington Southern Adirondack Provisional Charter A new town public library is established to serve the residents of the Town of Salem; trustee terms of five years with a range of 5-9 trustees, the current number being 7.  Succeeds a village public library with the same name. 946 Public Village 2,715 Public  Town
5/19/2015 George C. Bullis Memorial Library 9900443728 Maybrook/Orange Ramapo-Catskill Dissolution Charter of the George C. Bullis Memorial Library is dissolved and the Library's assets are transferred to the Village of Maybrook. There is no successor library and the Village of Maybrook is now an unserved area. 2,958 Public Village N/A N/A N/A
4/14/2015 Nassau County Library Association N/A Uniondale/Nassau N/A Charter Amendment Charter is amended to add the IRS 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.  
3/17/2015 Suffolk Cooperative Library System Bellport/Suffolk Suffolk Charter Amendment Absolute charter is amended to designate trustee terms of 3 years in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 736 of the Laws of 1975. 1,493,350 Public Library System Other 1,493,350 Public Library System Other

Charter Actions By Date

Old (2014) New (2015)
Date Name Library
ID Code
Community/
County
System Action Detail *Pre-Charter Action Population Type Area *Current Population Type Area
12/15/2015 Dunkirk Free Library 1200061850 Dunkirk/Chautauqua Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Dissolution The charter of the Dunkirk Free Library is dissolved and the library's assets are transferred to the Dunkirk Public Library, a new school district public library serving the residents of the Dunkirk Central School District. 13,881 Association Other N/A N/A N/A
12/15/2015 Adams Center Free Library 5600220020 Adams Center/
Jefferson
North Country Charter Amendment Charter is amended to designate the library's service area to be the CDP of Adams Center; to specify a range of 5-9 trustees, the current being 7;  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.  1,568 Association Village 1,568 Association Village
12/15/2015 Wolcott Civic Free Library 6400657170 Wolcott/Wayne Pioneer Charter Amendment Charter is amended to change the corporation's name to Wolcott Public Library. 1,701 Association Village 1,701 Association Village
11/15/2015 Dunkirk Public Library 1200061850 Dunkirk/Chautauqua Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Absolute in the First Instance A new school district public library is established to serve the residents of the Dunkirk Central School District; trustee terms of 3 years, with a range of  5 -15 trustees, the current number being 5.  Succeeds Dunkirk Free Library. 13,881 Association Other 14,101 Public School District
11/15/2015 Central Square Library 5600461200 Central Square/
Oswego
North Country Charter Amendment Charter is amended to designate the library’s service area to be the village of Central Square; to specify a range of 5 to 15 trustees, the current being nine; 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.  1,848 Association Village 1,848 Association Village
11/15/2015 NY 3R's Association N/A Potsdam/
St. Lawrence
N/A Certificate of Incorporation Amendment Amended to change the corporation's name to Empire State Library Network.  
11/15/2015 Nassau County Library Association N/A Uniondale/Nassau N/A Charter Amendment Charter is amended to to change the principal office of the corporation from Plainview, Nassau county to Uniondale, Nassau county.  
10/27/2015 Bancroft Public Library 7600645820 Salem/Washington Southern Adirondack Provisional Charter A new town public library is established to serve the residents of the Town of Salem; trustee terms of five years with a range of 5-9 trustees, the current number being 7.  Succeeds a village public library with the same name. 946 Public Village 2,715 Public  Town
9/17/2015 Belden Noble Memorial Library 2000152160 Essex/Essex Clinton-Essex-Franklin Charter Amendment Charter is amended to designate the library’s service area as the Town of Essex; to specify a range of 5 to 9 trustees; to add the IRS 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. 671 Association Town 671 Association Town
9/17/2015 Pleasant Valley Free Library 3200135210 Pleasant Valley/
Dutchess
Mid-Hudson Charter Amendment Charter is amended to designate the library’s service area as the Town of Pleasant Valley; to specify a range of 5 to 15 trustees; to add the IRS 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.  9,672 Association Town 9,672 Association Town
9/17/2015 Brewster Public Library 3200480820 Brewster/Putnam Mid-Hudson Charter Amendment Charter is amended to clarify that the library is a town public library serving the residents of the Town of Southeast; to specify a range of 5 to 9 trustees;to add the IRS 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.  18,404 Public Town 18,404 Public  Town
9/17/2015 Hepburn Library of Edwards 5600512040 Edwards/St. Lawrence North Country Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of 5 to 15 trustees; to add the IRS 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.  1,156 Public Town 1,156 Public Town
9/17/2015 Friends of NOPL at North Syracuse NA North Syracuse/
Onondaga
Onondaga Dissolution of Certificate of Incorporation The Certificate of Incorporation for the Friends of NOPL (the Northern Onondaga Public Library) at North Syracuse is dissolved and assets are transferred to the Central New York Community Foundation. N/A
7/20/2015 Kinderhook Memorial Library 3200103410 Kinderhook/Columbia Mid-Hudson Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of 9 to 19 trustees. 6,486 Association Other 6,486 Association Other
7/20/2015 Wilson Free Library 5200407150 Wilson/Niagara Nioga Charter Amendment Charter is amended to designate the library’s service area as conterminous with the Town of Wilson;  to specify a range of 5 to 25 trustees, to serve three-year terms; to add the IRS dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under section 501(c)3; 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; and to change the name of the corporation from Wilson Free Library to Wilson Community Library.  5,993 Association Town 5,993 Association Town
6/16/2015 Wells Memorial Library 2000156580
Upper Jay/Essex Clinton-Essex-Franklin Charter Amendment Charter is amended to designate the library’s service area to be  defined by specific census blocks according to the 2010 census;  and to add the IRS dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3). 2,506 Association Town 596 Association  Other
6/16/2015 Clinton Community Library 3200121220 Clinton Corners/Dutchess Mid-Hudson Charter Amendment and Extension of Provisional Charter Charter is amended to specify a range of 5-9 trustees and to extend the provisional charter. 4,312 Association Town 4,312 Association Town
5/19/2015 North Chatham Free Library 3200104600 North Chatham/Columbia Mid-Hudson Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of 9-21 trustees. 997 Association Other 997 Association Other
5/19/2015 Millbrook Free Library 3200134120 Millbrook/
Dutchess
Mid-Hudson Charter Amendment Charter is amended to change the name of the corporation from Millbrook Free Library to Millbrook Library. 4,741 Association Town 4,741 Association Town
5/19/2015 George C. Bullis Memorial Library 9900443728 Maybrook/Orange Ramapo-Catskill Dissolution Charter of the George C. Bullis Memorial Library is dissolved and the Library's assets are transferred to the Village of Maybrook. There is no successor library and the Village of Maybrook is now an unserved area. 2,958 Public Village N/A N/A N/A
5/19/2015 Osceola Public Library 5600234860 Osceola/Lewis North Country Charter Amendment and Extension of Provisional Charter Charter is amended to designate the library's service area to be the Town of Osceola, to add the IRS dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3), and to extend the provisional charter. 229 Association Town 229 Association Town
4/14/2015 Fluvanna Free Library 1200062300 Fluvanna/
Chautauqua
Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Charter Amendment Charter is amended to designate the library’s service area to be  defined by specific census blocks according to the 2010 census; to specify a range of 5-11 trustees, with the current number being 7. 3,018 Association Other 3,018 Association Other
4/14/2015 Lake Placid Public Library 2000153500 Lake Placid/Essex  Clinton-Essex-Franklin Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of 5-9 trustees.  6,467 Public  School District 6,467 Public School District
4/14/2015 Camden Library Association 3600411010 Camden/Oneida Mid-York Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of 5-15 trustees with the current number being 7, and to designate trustee terms of 3 years. 2,231 Association Village 2,231 Association Village
4/14/2015 Williamson Free Public Library 6400657120 Williamson/Wayne Pioneer Charter Amendment Charter is amended to clarify that the designated service area of the library is the Town of Williamson; to specify a range of 5-15 trustees, with the current number being five; to add the IRS dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under section 501(c)3; 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; and to change the name of the corporation from Williamson Free Public Library to Williamson Public Library.  6,984 Public Town 6,984 Public Town
4/14/2015 Nassau County Library Association N/A Uniondale/Nassau N/A Charter Amendment Charter is amended to add the IRS 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.  
3/17/2015 Farman Free Library Association of Ellington 1200062100 Ellington/Chautauqua Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Transfer of Assets Transfer of assets from the The Farman Free Library Association of Ellington, an association library incorporated by the Department of State in 1922, to the successor association library, Ellington Farman Library, which was granted a provisional charter on May 19, 2014. The Farman Free Library Association of Ellington is no longer in operation. 1,643 Association Town      
3/17/2015 Suffolk Cooperative Library System Bellport/Suffolk Suffolk Charter Amendment Absolute charter is amended to designate trustee terms of 3 years in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 736 of the Laws of 1975. 1,493,350 Public Library System Other 1,493,350 Public Library System Other
1/12/2015 Newfane Public Library 5200404500 Newfane/Niagara Nioga Provisional Charter A new school district public library is established to serve the residents of the Newfane Central School District; trustee terms of five years with a range of 5-15 trustees, the current number being 7.  Succeeds the Newfane Free Library. 10,595 Association School District 10,595 Public School District

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

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