Regents-Approved Library Charter Actions: 2017

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

2017

Charter Actions By System

Old 2016)

New (2017)

Date Name Library
ID Code
Community/
County
System Action Detail *Pre-Charter Action Population Type Area *Current Population Type Area
3/13/2017 Hazeltine Public Library 1200060960 Busti/Chautauqua Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of 5 to 15 trustees, the current number being 5; and to add the IRS and Commissioner of Education designation provisions.  4,349 Public Town 4,349 Public Town
9/12/2017 Ellington Farman Library 1200062100 Ellington/Chautauqua
Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Absolute Charter to Replace Provisional Charter Provisional Charter made absolute.  1,643 Association Town 1,643 Association Town
6/13/2017 Hammond Library of Crown Point, N.Y. 2000151660 Crown Point/Essex Clinton-Essex-Franklin Charter Amendment and Extension of Provisional Charter Provisional Charter is amended to clarify that the service area of the library is the Crown Point Central School District; to change the corporation name to Hammond Library of Crown Point; to add the IRS provision; and to extend the provisional charter as amended.  2,011 Public School District 2,011 Public School District
3/13/2017 Belden Noble Memorial Library of Essex 2000152160 Essex/Essex Clinton-Essex-Franklin Charter Amendment Charter is amended to change the method of appointment of trustees to be election by members of the board of trustees and to designate trustee terms of three years.  671 Association Town 671 Association Town
6/13/2017 Seymour Public Library District 2400050330 Auburn/Cayuga Finger Lakes Charter Amendment Charter is amended to change the number of trustees from the current number of 7 to 9 trustees.  34,450 Public Special Legislative District 34,450 Public Special Legislative District
4/4/2017 Bovina Library Association 2800120780 Bovina Center/
Delaware
Four County Charter Amendment Charter is amended to change the name of the corporation from “Bovina Library Association” to “Bovina Public Library”; to designate the service area to be the Town of Bovina; and to specify a range of 5 to 9 trustees, the current number being 5. 633 Association Town 633 Association Town
5/9/2017 Kinney Memorial Library 2800472810 Hartwick/Otsego Four County Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of 7 to 11 trustees, the current number being 7; to add the IRS and Commissioner of Education designation provisions; and to designate the service area to be the Town of Hartwick. 2,110 Public Town 2,110 Public Town
6/13/2017 Patterson Library 3200484980 Patterson/Putnam Mid-Hudson Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of 5 to 15 trustees, change the number of trustees required to alter the number of trustees within this range from three-fourths as stated in the absolute charter to a majority of the current number of serving trustees as designated in the library’s bylaws; and to add the Commissioner of Education designation provision. 12,023 Association Town 12,023 Association Town
9/12/2017 Olive Free Library Association 3200626990 West Shokan/Ulster Mid-Hudson Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of 7 to 11 trustees, with the current number being 10; to designate the service area to be the Town of Olive; and to add the IRS and Commissioner of Education designation provisions. 4,419 Association Town 4,419 Association Town
5/9/2017 Erwin Library and Institute 3600410760 Boonville/Oneida Mid York Charter Amendment Charter is amended to designate the service area to be the Village of Boonville; to add the IRS and Commissioner of Education designation provisions; to specify a range of 5 to 20 trustees, the current number being 5; and to designate trustee terms of three years. 2,072 Association Village 2,072 Association Village
3/13/2017 West Hurley Public Library 3200626950 West Hurley/Ulster Mid-Hudson Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of 7 to 11 trustees, the current number being 7. 3,352 Public Special Legislative District 3,352 Public Special Legislative District
3/13/2017 Community Free Library 5200453000 Holley/Orleans Nioga Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of 5 to 15 trustees, the current number being 10 and to designate trustee terms of three years. 8,636 Association Town 8,636 Association Town
4/4/2017 William H. Bush Memorial Library 5600233940 Martinsburg/Lewis North Country Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of 5 to 15 trustees, the current number being 7 and to add the IRS provision. 1,433 Association Town 1,433 Association Town
9/12/2017 Fayetteville Free Library 6000422220 Fayetteville/Onondaga Onondaga Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of 5 to 15 trustees, with  the current number being 7 and to designate trustee terms of three years; to eliminate the ex officio positions for the ‘President of the Village of Fayetteville’ and the ‘President of the Fayetteville Board of Education’; and to designate the library’s service area to be all of the Village of Fayetteville and those portions of the Fayetteville Manlius Central School District as described by specific 2010 census blocks. 10,314 Association Other 10,347 Association Other
9/12/2017 Solvay Public Library 6000426160 Solvay/Onondaga Onondaga Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of 5 to 9 trustees, with the current number being 6 and to designate trustee terms of five years. 6,584 Public Village 6,584 Public Village
3/13/2017 Phelps Community Memorial Library 6400435070 Phelps/Ontario Pioneer Charter Amendment Charter is amended to change the name of the corporation from Phelps Community Memorial Library to Phelps Library. 7,072 Association Town 7,072 Association Town
6/13/2017 Tuxedo Park Library 7200446540 Tuxedo Park/Orange Ramapo-Catskill Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of 5 to 9 trustees, with the current number being 8 and to designate trustee terms of three years; and to change the quorum number from four to a majority of current board members as stated in the library's bylaws. 3,624 Association Town 3,624 Association Town
9/12/2017 Katonah Village Library 8800663340 Katonah/Westchester Westchester Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of 9 to 15 trustees, with the current number being 12 and to add the IRS and Commissioner of Education designation provision. 6,298 Association Other 6,298 Association Other

Charter Actions By Date

Old 2016)

New (2017)

Date Name Library
ID Code
Community/
County
System Action Detail *Pre-Charter Action Population Type Area *Current Population Type Area
9/12/2017 Ellington Farman Library 1200062100 Ellington/Chautauqua
Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Absolute Charter to Replace Provisional Charter Provisional Charter made absolute.  1,643 Association Town 1,643 Association Town
9/12/2017 Olive Free Library Association 3200626990 West Shokan/Ulster Mid-Hudson Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of 7 to 11 trustees, with the current number being 10; to designate the service area to be the Town of Olive; and to add the IRS and Commissioner of Education designation provisions. 4,419 Association Town 4,419 Association Town
9/12/2017 Fayetteville Free Library 6000422220 Fayetteville/Onondaga Onondaga Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of 5 to 15 trustees, with  the current number being 7 and to designate trustee terms of three years; to eliminate the ex officio positions for the ‘President of the Village of Fayetteville’ and the ‘President of the Fayetteville Board of Education’; and to designate the library’s service area to be all of the Village of Fayetteville and those portions of the Fayetteville Manlius Central School District as described by specific 2010 census blocks. 10,314 Association Other 10,347 Association Other
9/12/2017 Solvay Public Library 6000426160 Solvay/Onondaga Onondaga Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of 5 to 9 trustees, with the current number being 6 and to designate trustee terms of five years. 6,584 Public Village 6,584 Public Village
9/12/2017 Katonah Village Library 8800663340 Katonah/Westchester Westchester Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of 9 to 15 trustees, with the current number being 12 and to add the IRS and Commissioner of Education designation provision. 6,298 Association Other 6,298 Association Other
6/13/2017 Hammond Library of Crown Point, N.Y. 2000151660 Crown Point/Essex Clinton-Essex-Franklin Charter Amendment and Extension of Provisional Charter Provisional Charter is amended to clarify that the service area of the library is the Crown Point Central School District; to change the corporation name to Hammond Library of Crown Point; to add the IRS provision; and to extend the provisional charter as amended.  2,011 Public School District 2,011 Public School District
6/13/2017 Seymour Public Library District 2400050330 Auburn/Cayuga Finger Lakes Charter Amendment Charter is amended to change the number of trustees from the current number of 7 to 9 trustees.  34,450 Public Special Legislative District 34,450 Public Special Legislative District
6/13/2017 Patterson Library 3200484980 Patterson/Putnam Mid-Hudson Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of 5 to 15 trustees, change the number of trustees required to alter the number of trustees within this range from three-fourths as stated in the absolute charter to a majority of the current number of serving trustees as designated in the library’s bylaws; and to add the Commissioner of Education designation provision. 12,023 Association Town 12,023 Association Town
6/13/2017 Tuxedo Park Library 7200446540 Tuxedo Park/Orange Ramapo-Catskill Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of 5 to 9 trustees, with the current number being 8 and to designate trustee terms of three years; and to change the quorum number from four to a majority of current board members as stated in the library's bylaws. 3,624 Association Town 3,624 Association Town
5/9/2017 Kinney Memorial Library 2800472810 Hartwick/Otsego Four County Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of 7 to 11 trustees, the current number being 7; to add the IRS and Commissioner of Education designation provisions; and to designate the service area to be the Town of Hartwick. 2,110 Public Town 2,110 Public Town
5/9/2017 Erwin Library and Institute 3600410760 Boonville/Oneida Mid York Charter Amendment Charter is amended to designate the service area to be the Village of Boonville; to add the IRS and Commissioner of Education designation provisions; to specify a range of 5 to 20 trustees, the current number being 5; and to designate trustee terms of three years. 2,072 Association Village 2,072 Association Village
4/4/2017 Bovina Library Association 2800120780 Bovina Center/
Delaware
Four County Charter Amendment Charter is amended to change the name of the corporation from “Bovina Library Association” to “Bovina Public Library”; to designate the service area to be the Town of Bovina; and to specify a range of 5 to 9 trustees, the current number being 5. 633 Association Town 633 Association Town
4/4/2017 William H. Bush Memorial Library 5600233940 Martinsburg/Lewis North Country Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of 5 to 15 trustees, the current number being 7 and to add the IRS provision. 1,433 Association Town 1,433 Association Town
3/13/2017 Hazeltine Public Library 1200060960 Busti/Chautauqua Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of 5 to 15 trustees, the current number being 5; and to add the IRS and Commissioner of Education designation provisions.  4,349 Public Town 4,349 Public Town
3/13/2017 Belden Noble Memorial Library of Essex 2000152160 Essex/Essex Clinton-Essex-Franklin Charter Amendment Charter is amended to change the method of appointment of trustees to be election by members of the board of trustees and to designate trustee terms of three years.  671 Association Town 671 Association Town
3/13/2017 West Hurley Public Library 3200626950 West Hurley/Ulster Mid-Hudson Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of 7 to 11 trustees, the current number being 7. 3,352 Public Special Legislative District 3,352 Public Special Legislative District
3/13/2017 Community Free Library 5200453000 Holley/Orleans Nioga Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of 5 to 15 trustees, the current number being 10 and to designate trustee terms of three years. 8,636 Association Town 8,636 Association Town
3/13/2017 Phelps Community Memorial Library 6400435070 Phelps/Ontario Pioneer Charter Amendment Charter is amended to change the name of the corporation from Phelps Community Memorial Library to Phelps Library. 7,072 Association Town 7,072 Association 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: September 26, 2017 -- asm