Regents-Approved Public Library Charter Actions: 2008

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Library ID Code Name Community/
County
System Action Detail

Date

Popu. (2000 Census)

Type

Area

Popu. (2000 Census)

Type

Area

1200045340 Portville Free Library Portville/
Cattaraugus
Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Amendment Amended to specify the service area to be the Town of Portville; to designate the Commissioner of Education as representative of the corporation; and to add 501(c)(3) language of the Internal Revenue Code. 
11/17/2008
3,952
Association
Town
3,952
Association
Town
The Friends of James Prendergast Library Association Jamestown/
Chautauqua
Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Certificate of Incorporation Friends group incorporated to support the James Prendergast Library Association.
11/17/2008
2000096930 Dodge Library West Chazy/
Clinton
Clinton-Essex-Franklin Provisional New special legistative district public library serving the residents of the Dodge library district as established in Chapter 646 of the Laws of 2006 to consist of the Town of Chazy except for that portion of the Town of Chazy which is located in the Chazy Union Free School District.  Succeeds the Dodge Library, a public school district library.
10/20/2008
1,200
Public
Special Legislative District
2000096930 Dodge Library West Chazy/
Clinton
Clinton-Essex-Franklin Amendment Amended nunc pro tunc to clarify the Board of Regents approval of the library's purposes to specify the corporate purposes are to operate a public library to serve the residents of the Dodge Library District as established in Chapter 646 of the Laws of 2006 to consist of Chazy, Clinton County, except that portion of the town of Chazy which is located in the Chazy Union Free School District and to delete the incorrect reference to the corporate purposes in the October 20, 2008, provisional charter. 12/16/2008 1,816 Public Special Legislative District 1,816 Public Special Legislative District
2000156700 Wadhams Free Library Wadhams/
Essex
Clinton-Essex-Franklin Amendment Amended to designate the service area to be the Town of Westport; to designate the Commissioner of Education as representative of the corporation; and to add 501(c)(3) language of the Internal Revenue Code. 
10/20/2008
250
Association
Village
1,362
Association
Town
2400050330 Seymour Public Library District Auburn/
Cayuga
Finger Lakes Extension Provisional charter extended to September 16, 2013.
9/16/2008
35,373
Public
Special Legislative District
35,373
Public
Special Legislative District
2400111610 Cortland Free Library Cortland/
Cortland
Finger Lakes Amendment Amended to increase the service area from the City of Cortland to include the Town of Cortlandville and the Town of Virgil; to designate the Commissioner of Education as agent of the corporation; and to add 501(c)(3) language of the Internal Revenue Code. 
2/12/2008
25,617
Association
Other
28,946
Association
Other
2400600500 Apalachin Library Association Apalachin /
Tioga
Finger Lakes Provisional A new association library chartered to serve the residents of the Apalachin Census Designated Place (CDP) according to the 2000 U.S. Census.
5/20/2008
1,126
Association
Other
2400613500 Lansing Community Library Lansing / Tompkins Finger Lakes Provisional A new public school district library chartered to serve the residents of the Lansing Central School District.
3/18/2008
6,931
Public
School District
3200136270 Staatsburg Library District Staatsburg/
Dutchess
Mid-Hudson Amendment and Absolute Amended to change the corporate name to "Staatsburg Library" and as amended made absolute.
9/16/2008
3,862
Public
Special Legislative District
3,862
Public
Special Legislative District
3600212350 Frankfort Free Library Frankfort/
Herkimer
Mid-York Amendment Amended to designate the service area to be the Village of Frankfort; to designate the Commissioner of Education as representative of the corporation; and to add 501(c)(3) language of the Internal Revenue Code.
10/20/2008
2,537
Association
Village
2,537
Association
Village
3600214750 Old Forge Libray Old Forge/
Herkimer
Mid-York Amendment Amended to designate the service area to be the Town of Webb.
10/20/2008
1,912
Association
Town
1,912
Association
Town
3600251860 Earlville Free Library Earlville/
Madison
Mid-York Amendment Amended to designate the service area to be the Village of Earlville; to designate the Commissioner of Education as the agent of the corporationn for the purpose of service of process; and to add 501(c)(3) language of the Internal Revenue Code. 12/16/2008 791 Association Village 791 Association Village
3600254410 New Woodstock Free Library New Woodstock/
Madison
Mid-York Amendment Amended to specify the number of trustees to be not less than five nor more than fifteen and to designate the service area of the library to be the census tracts numbered 360530305022014, 360530305022015, 360530305022024 through 360530305022064 inclusive, 360530305022066 through 360530305022078 inclusive, and 360530305022999 according to census 2000 for a total population of 900 persons.
10/20/2008
900
Association
Other
900
Association
Other
3600411010 Camden Library Association Camden/
Oneida
Mid-York Amendment Amended to designate the service area to be the Village of Camden; to designate the Commissioner of Education as representative of the corporation; and to add 501(c)(3) language of the Internal Revenue Code. 
10/20/2008
2,330
Association
Village
2,330
Association
Village
3600415510 Didymus Thomas Library Remsen/
Oneida
Mid-York Amendment Amended to designate the service area to be the Village of Remsen. 12/16/2008 531 Association Village 531 Association Village
3600416590 Utica Public Library Utica / Oneida Mid-York Amendment Amended to change the terms of office of the trustees to be three years with a maximum of three consecutive terms, with the terms of the trustees adjusted so that a substantially equal number of trustee terms expire in 2008, 2009 and 2010, with the individual terms to be determined by drawing lots. 3/18/2008
60,651
Association
City
60,651
Association
City
3600416650 Vernon Public Library Vernon/
Oneida
Mid-York Amendment Amended to designate the service area to be the Village of Vernon; to specify the number of trustees to be not less than five nor more than twenty-five; to designate the Commissioner of Education as representative of the corporation; and to add 501(c)(3) language of the Internal Revenue Code. 
10/20/2008
1,155
Association
Village
1,155
Association
Village
3600417020 Western Town Library Westernville/
Oneida
Mid-York Amended Amended to specify the service area to be the Town of Western; to specify the number of trustees to be not less than five nor more than twenty-five; to designate the Commissioner of Education as representative of the corporation; and to add 501(c)(3) language of the Internal Revenue Code. 
11/17/2008
2,029
Association
Town
2,029
Association
Town
4000270200 Amsterdam Free Library Amsterdam/
Montgomery
Mohawk Valley Amendment Amended to designate the service area to be the City of Amsterdam and the Town of Amsterdam; and to change the number of trustees from thirteen to be not less than five nor more than fifteen. 12/16/2008 18,355 Association City 24,175 Association Other
4000541473 The Community Library Cobleskill/
Schoharie
Mohawk Valley Amendment Amended to change the number of trustees from seven to be not less than five nor more than fifteen. 12/16/2008 13,525 Public School District 13,525 Public School District
4000546030 Sharon Springs Free Library Sharon Springs/
Schoharie
Mohawk Valley Amendment Amended to designate the service area to be the Town of Sharon and to specify the number of trustees to be not less than five nor more than thirteen.
10/20/2008
1,843
Association
Town
1,843
Association
Town
4200262190 Fairport Public Library Fairport/
Monroe
Monroe Amendment Amended to change the number of trustees from five to be not less than five nor more than fifteen; to  designate the Commissioner of Education as representative of the corporation; and to add 501(c)(3) language of the Internal Revenue Code. 
9/16/2008
40,055
Public
School District
40,055
Public
School District
4200262190 Fairport Public Library Fairport/
Monroe
Monroe Amendment Amended to define the service area to be the Fairport Central School District. 
11/17/2008
40,055
Public
School District
40,055
Public
School District
4200262620 Greece Public Library Greece/
Monroe
Monroe Amendment Amended to change the number of trustees from seven to be not less than five nor more than fifteen; to  designate the Commissioner of Education as representative of the corporation; and to add 501(c)(3) language of the Internal Revenue Code. 
9/16/2008
94,141
Public
Town
94,141
Public
Town
4200263180 Irondequoit Public Library Irondequoit/
Monroe
Monroe Amendment Amended to specify the number of trustees to be not less than five nor more than fifteen; to  designate the Commissioner of Education as representative of the corporation; and to add 501(c)(3) language of the Internal Revenue Code. 
10/20/2008
52,354
Public
Town
52,354
Public
Town
4400284620 North Merrick Public Library North Merrick/
Nassau
Nassau Amendment Amended to provide that board vacancies due to cause other than expiration of a term shall be filled by board appointment not for the balance of the unexpired term of the vacancy, but, instead, shall be filled by board appointment for a term to extend only to the date of the next scheduled board of trustees election.
10/20/2008
13,936
Public
School District
13,936
Public
School District
4400284730 Oceanside Library Oceanside/
Nassau
Nassau Amendment Amended to designate the service area to be the Oceanside Union Free School District.
10/20/2008
37,508
Association
School District
37,508
Association
School District
5200403580 Lewiston Public Library Lewiston/
Niagara
Nioga Amendment and Absolute Amended to designate the Commissioner of Education as representative of the corporation; to add 501(c)(3) language of the Internal Revenue Code; and as amended made absolute. 
9/16/2008
13,348
Public
Other
13,348
Public
Other
5600221740 Depauville Free Library Depauville/
Jefferson
North Country Amendment Amended to designate the Commissioner of Education as representative of the corporation; and to add 501(c)(3) language of the Internal Revenue Code. 
9/16/2008
2,996
Public
Other
2,996
Public
Other
5600231530 Constableville Library Constableville/
Lewis
North Country Amendment Amended to designate the Commissioner of Education as representative of the corporation; and to add 501(c)(3) language of the Internal Revenue Code. 
5/20/2008
305
Association
Village
305
Association
Village
Potsdam Public Library and Reading Room Potsdam/
St. Lawrence
North Country Dissolution Dissolution of town public library and the distribution of the corporation's assets to the Potsdam Public Library, a school district public library, which was granted an absolute charter in the first instance on June 25, 2007, to serve the residents of the Potsdam Central School District. 6/24/2008
6000423870 Manlius Library Manlius/
Onondaga
Onondaga Amendment Amended to change the number of trustees from eight to be not less than nine more more than fifteen.
9/16/2008
10,940
Association
Other
10,940
Association
Other
6400242470 Wadsworth Library Geneseo/
Livingston
Pioneer Absolute in the first instance New school district public library established to serve the residents of the Geneseo Central School District.  Succeeds the Wadsworth Library, an association town library.
9/16/2008
9,654
Association
Town
10,730
Public
School District
6400431040 Wood Library Association of Canandaigua Canandaigua/
Ontario
Pioneer Amendment Amended to specify the service area to be the Canandaigua City School District; to specify the number of trustees to be not less than five nor more than fifteen; to designate the Commissioner of Education as representative of the corporation; and to add 501(c)(3) language of the Internal Revenue Code. 
11/17/2008
23,795
Association
School District
23,796
Association
School District
6400430130 Allen's Hill Free Library Allen's Hill (Bloomfield)/
Ontario
Pioneer Amendment Amended to to designate the service area of the library to be the census blocks numbered 360690520001000, 360690520001001, 360690520001005, 360690520001006, 360690520001007, 360690520001008, 360690520001009, 360690520001014, 360690520002001, 360690520002002, 360690520002003, 360690520002004, 360690520002005, 360690520002006, 360690520002007, 360690520002008, 360690520002009, 360690520002010, 360690520002011, 360690520002012, 360690520002016, 360690520002017, 360690520002018 according to census 2000 for a total population of 318 persons, to specify the number of trustees to be not less than five nor more than fifteen; to designate the Commissioner of Education as representative of the corporation; and to add 501(c)(3) language of the Internal Revenue Code. 
10/20/2008
311
Association
Village
318
Association
Other
6400433020 Honeoye Public Library Honeoye (Richmond)/
Ontario
Pioneer Amendment Amended to specify the number of trustees to be not less than five nor more than twenty-five.
10/20/2008
3,452
Association
Town
3,452
Association
Town
6400653795 Macedon Public Library Macedon/
Wayne
Pioneer Amendment Amended to change the number of trustees from  eight to be not less than five nor more than fifteen.
9/16/2008
8,688
Public
Town
8,688
Public
Town
6400676110 Town of Gainesville Public Library Gainesville/
Wyoming
Pioneer Amendment Amended to change the number of trustees from five to be not less than five nor more that fifteen; to designate the Commissioner of Education as agent of the corporation; and to add 501(c)(3) language of the Internal Revenue Code. 
1/15/2008
2,333
Public
Town
2,333
Public
Town
6400656150 Sodus Free Library Sodus/
Wayne
Pioneer Amendment Amended to specify the number of trustees to be not less than five nor more than fifteen; to designate the Commissioner of Education as representative of the corporation; and to add 501(c)(3) language of the Internal Revenue Code. 
10/20/2008
1,735
Association
Village
1,735
Association
Village
6400656150 Pike Library Pike/
Wyoming
Pioneer Amendment Amended to specify the service area to be the Town of Pike; to designate the Commissioner of Education as representative of the corporation; and to add 501(c)(3) language of the Internal Revenue Code. 
11/17/2008
1,086
Association
Town
1,086
Association
Town
n/a The Friends of the Ontario Public Library Ontario/Wayne Pioneer Certificate of Incorporation Friends group incorporated to support the Ontario Public Library.
1/15/2008
Perry Public Library Perry/
Wyoming
Pioneer Dissolution Dissolution of town public library and the distribution of the corporation's assets to the Perry Public Library, a school district public library, which was granted an absolute charter in the first instance on October 4, 2002, to serve the residents of the Perry Central School District.
10/20/2008
7200000000 Ramapo Catskill Library System Middletown/
Orange
Ramapo Catskill Amendment Amended to change the number of trustees from eleven to be not less than five nor more than twenty-five;  to designate the Commissioner of Education as representative of the corporation; and to add 501(c)(3) language of the Internal Revenue Code.  9/16/2008
7200445140 Pine Bush Area Public Library District Pine Bush / Orange Ramapo Catskill Provisional A new special legislative district public library, established in Chapter 299 of the Laws of 2007, chartered to serve the residents of the library district comprised of the Town of Crawford in Orange County and that portion of the Town of Shawangunk which lies within the Pine Bush Central School District in Ulster County.  Succeeds the Town of Crawford Free Library, an association town library.
3/18/2008
7,875
Association
Town
13,835
Public
Special Legislative District
7200446540 Tuxedo Park Library Tuxedo/
Orange
Ramapo Catskill Amendment Amended to define the service area to be the Town of Tuxedo; to designate the Commissioner of Education as the agent of the corporationn for the purpose of service of process; and to add 501(c)(3) language of the Internal Revenue Code.  12/16/2008 3,334 Association Town 3,334 Association Town
7200506125 Sloatsburg Public Library Sloatsburg/
Rockland
Ramapo Catskill Amendment Amended to change the number of trustees from five to be not less than five nor more than fifteen. 12/16/2008 3,117 Public Village 3,117 Public Village
7600636340 Stony Creek Free Library Stony Creek/
Warren
Southern Adirondack Amendment Amended to change the number of trustees from five to be not less than five nor more that fifteen; to designate the Commissioner of Education as representative of the corporation; and to add 501(c)(3) language of the Internal Revenue Code. 
5/20/2008
743
Association
Town
743
Association
Town
7600647080 Whitehall Free Library Whitehall/
Washington
Southern Adirondack Amendment Amended to define the service area to be the Whitehall Central School District; to designate the Commissioner of Education as agent of the corporation; and to add 501(c)(3) language of the Internal Revenue Code. 
1/15/2008
4,093
Association
Town
4,941
Association
School District
7600522500 Galway Public Library Galway/
Saratoga
Southern Adirondack Dissolution Dissolution of town public library and the distribution of the corporation's assets to the Galway Public Library, a school district public library, which was granted a provisional charter on October 23, 2007, to serve the residents of the Galway Central School District.
1/15/2008
7800570490 Dormann Library Bath/
Steuben
Southern Tier Amendment Amended to change the number of trustees from nine to be not less than nine nor more than fifteen.
5/20/2008
11,286
Association
School District
11,286
Association
School District
8800660280 North Castle Public Library Armonk/
Westchester
Westchester Amendment Amended to change the number of trustees from five to be not less than five nor more than nine. 12/16/2008 10,849 Public Town 10,849 Public Town
8800664290 Mount Kisco Public Library Mount Kisco/
Westchester
Westchester Amendment Amended to change the number of trustees from five to not less than five nor more than seven; to designate the Commissioner of Education as representative of the corporation; and to add 501(c)(3) language of the Internal Revenue Code.   6/24/2008 9,983 Public Village 9,983 Public Village
8800665770 Rye Free Reading Room Rye/
Westchester
Westchester Amendment Amended to specity the number of trustees to be not less than fifteen nor more than twenty-five.
10/20/2008
14,955
Association
City
14,955
Association
City
8800666190 South Salem Library Lewisboro/
Westchester
Westchester Amendment Amended to change the corporate name to "Lewisboro Library".
5/20/2008
12,324
Association
Town
12,324
Association
Town
8800664230 Hendrick Hudson Free Library Montrose/
Westchester
Westchester Amendment Amended to specify the service area to be the Hendrick Hudson Central School District; and to change the number of trustees from five to be not less than seven nor more than eleven. 12/16/2008 15,642 Association School District 15,642 Association School District

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