Regents-Approved Public Library Charter Actions: 2012

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2012

Charter Actions By System Old (2011) New (2012)
Date Name Library
ID Code
Community/
County
System Action Detail Popu.
(2000
Census)
Type Area Popu.
(2010
Census)
Type Area
12/11/2012 Ellenburg Sarah A. Munsil Free Library 2000092075 Ellenburg/Clinton Clinton-Essex-Franklin Extension of Provisional Charter Extension of provisional charter for five years to December 11, 2017. 1,812 Association Town 1,743 Association Town
4/24/2012 Hammond Library of Crown Point 2000151660 Crown Point/Essex Clinton-Essex-Franklin Extension of Provisional Charter Extension of provisional charter for five years to April 24, 2017. 2,105 Public School District 2,011 Public School District
7/16/2012 Seneca Falls Library 2400566010 Seneca Falls/Seneca Finger Lakes Library System Absolute Charter in the First Instance New association library serving the residents of the Seneca Falls Central School District succeeds the Seneca Falls Free Library, a library which served the now dissolved village of Seneca Falls. 6,861 Association Village 9,838 Association School District
3/20/2012 Fairview Public Library 2800123905 Margaretville (Town of Middletown)/   Delaware Four County Amendment Amended to change the trustee term length from five years to three years; and to designate the Commissioner of Education as the agent of the corporation for the purpose of service of process. 4,015 Public Town 3,750 Public Town
12/11/2012 Village Library Of Morris 2800474260 Morris/Otsego Four County Amendment Amended to change the corporate name from  “Village Library of Morris” to "Morris Library";  to designate the library’s service area to be coterminous with the Morris Central School District; to specify the number of trustees to be not less than seven nor more than eleven; to designate the Commissioner of Education as the agent of the corporation for the purpose of service of process; and to add the Internal Revenue Service dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3). 1,867 Association Town 2,696 Association School District
5/22/2012 Springfield Library 2800476060 Springfield Center/Otsego Four County Extension of Provisional Charter Extension of provisional charter for five years to May 22, 2017. 1,350 Association Town 1,358 Association Town
12/11/2012 Four County Library System 31601700009 Vestal/Broome Four County Amendment Amended to delete the wording "…There shall be two trustees from each county included in the system plus one representing the board(s) of trustees of the system's designated central or co-central libraries…" and inserting the language "…There shall be at least one trustee from each county within the system with the remaining five trustees coming from any county within the system, but no more than three trustees total from any one county..."; and to add the Internal Revenue Service dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3). 361,668 Cooperative Public Library System Other 361,316 Cooperative Public Library System Other
12/11/2012 Starr Institute   Rhinebeck/Dutchess Mid-Hudson Provisional Charter A new association library is established to serve the residents of the town of Rhinebeck. The library board shall have power by vote of two-thirds of all members of the board to change the number of trustees to be not more than fifteen nor less than eleven. The number of incorporating trustees is thirteen. 7,762 Association Town 7,548 Association Town
7/16/2012 Earlville Free Library 3600251860 Earlville/Madison Mid-York Amendment Amended to change the trustee term length from five years to three years; and to add the Internal Revenue Service dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3).  791 Association Village 872 Association Village
12/11/2012 Hamilton Public Library 3600252730 Hamilton/Madison Mid-York Amendment Amended to designate the service area to be coterminous with the Village of Hamilton; and to add the Internal Revenue Service dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3). 3,509 Public Village 4,239 Public Village
9/11/2012 Clayville Library Association 3600411410 Clayville/Oneida Mid-York Amendment Amended to designate the service area to be coterminous with the Town of Paris; to specify the number of trustees to be not less than five nor more than twenty-five;and to add the Internal Revenue Service dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3). 445 Association Village 4,411 Association Town
4/24/2012 Prospect Free Library 3600415385 Prospect/             Oneida Mid-York Amendment Amended to specify the number of trustees shall not be less than five nor more than fifteen, with the current number being eight; designate the Commissioner of Education as the agent of the corporation upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served; to add the Internal Revenue Service dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3); to designate the library’s service area to be all of the village of Prospect, portions of the town of Trenton, portions of Holland Patent Central School District and Remsen Central School District which is exactly described by the following census tracts numbered: 360430115011097, 360430115011101, 360430115011026, 360430115011096, 360430115011104, 360430115011094, 360430115011103, 360430115011028, 360430115011119, 360430115011123, 360430115011050, 360430115011023, 360430115011099, 360430115011100, 360430115011102, 360430115011098, 360430115011045, 360430115011095, 360430115011053, 360430115011105, 360430115011051, 360430115011122, 360430115011044, 360650241023059, 360650240001009, 360650240001052, 360650240001148, 360650240001003,  360650240001048, 360650240001080, 360650240001152, 360650240001091, 360650240001057, 360650240001155, 360650240001054, 360650240001142, 360650240001008, 360650240001004, 360650240001049, 360650240001002, 360650240001153, 360650240001005, 360650240001149, 360650240001140, 360650240001088, 360650240001162, 360650240001195, 360650240001156, 360650240001147, 360650240001197, 360650240001056, 360650240001141, 360650240001094, 360650240001194, 360650240001175, 360650240001150, 360650240001168, 360650240001000, 360650240001151, 360650240001165, 360650240001164, 360650240001039, 360650240001001, 360650240001204, 360650240001154, 360650240001030, 360650240001040, 360650240001061, 360650240001095, 360650240001027, 360650240001053, 360650240001161, 360650240001158, 360650240001163, 360650240001196, 360650240001044,  360650240001143, 360650240001084, 360650240001007, 360650240001170, 360650240001029, 360650240001028, 360650240001023, 360650241023060, 360650240001201, 360650240001025, 360650240001006, 360650240001050, 360650240001035, 360650240001034, 360650240001145, 360650240001198, 360650240001041, 360650240001046, 360650240001026, 360650240001038, 360650240001060, 360650240001139, 360650240001092, 360650240001090, 360650240001159, 360650240001167, 360650240001089, 360650240001059, 360650241023058,  36065024001160, 360650240001058, 360650240001093, 360650240001024, 360650240001043, 360650240001200, 360650240001079, 360650240001082, 360650240001031, 360650240001087, 360650240001085, 360650240001055, 360650240001096, 360650240001166, 360650240001157, 360650240001174, 360650240001081, 360650240001051, 360650240001146, 360650240001047, 360650240001086, 360650240001078, 360650240001032, 360650240001042, and 360650240001144 according to the 2000 U.S. Census. 330 Association Village 1,046 Association Other
12/11/2012 Scottsville Free Library 4200265970 Scottsville/Monroe Monroe County Amendment Amended to designate the service area to be coterminous with the Town of Wheatland; to specify the number of trustees to be not less than five nor more than fifteen; to designate the Commissioner of Education as the agent of the corporation for the purpose of service of process; and to add the Internal Revenue Service dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3). 5,149 Association Town 4,775 Association Town
4/24/2012 Middleport Free Library 5200404076 Middleport/          Niagara Nioga Amendment Amended to change the corporate name to “Royalton Hartland Community Library” and  to designate the library’s service area to be coterminous with the Royalton Hartland Central School District. 1,917 Association Village 9,071 Association School District
9/11/2012 Niagara Falls Public Library 5200404530 Niagara Falls/Niagara County Nioga Amendment Amended to specify the number of trustees to be not less than five nor more than nine.  55,593 Public City 50,193 Public City
9/11/2012 Norwood Public Library 5600514690 Norwood/St. Lawrence North Country Provisional A new special legislative district public library, established in Chapter 533 of the Laws of 2011, to serve the residents of the Norwood Public Library District, which consists of those portions of the Towns of Potsdam and Stockholm which are located in the Norwood-Norfolk Central School District.  Succeeds the Norwood Library, an association library. 2,981 Association Other 2,967 Public Special Legislative District
4/24/2012 Russell Public Library 5600515760 Russell/St. Lawrence North Country Amendment and Absolute Provisional charter amended to designate the service area of the library to be coterminous with the Town of Russell; to specify the number of trustees to be not less than five nor more than fifteen with the current number being seven and as amended made absolute.  1,913 Public Town 1,856 Public Town
5/22/2012 Gorham Free Library 6400432530 Gorham/Ontario Pioneer Amendment Amended to specify the number of trustees to be not less than five nor more than fifteen, with the current number being five; and to add the Internal Revenue Service dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3).  6,507 Association Other 6,968 Association Other
10/10/2012 George C. Bullis Memorial Library Maybrook/             Orange Ramapo-Catskill Provisional Charter New public library serving the residents of the Village of Maybrook and the number of trustees shall be five. 2,958 Public Village
12/11/2012 Pine Bush Area Public Library District 7200445140 Pine Bush/Ulster Ramapo-Catskill Provisional Charter Made Absolute Provisional charter made absolute. 13,835 Public Special Legislative District 17,023 Public Special Legislative District
7/16/2012 Fort Edward Free Library 7600642320 Fort Edward/                    Washington Southern Adirondack Amendment Amended to designate the service area to be coterminous with the Village of Fort Edward; to change the trustee term length from seven years to three years; to designate the Commissioner of Education as the agent of the corporation for the purpose of service of process; and to add the Internal Revenue Service dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3). 5,892 Association Town 3,375 Association Village
10/10/2012 Galway Public Library 7600522500 Galway/Saratoga Southern Adirondack Provisional Charter Made Absolute Provisional charter made absolute. 6,754 Public School District 7,029 Public School District
9/11/2012 Angelica Free Library 7800020230 Angelica/Allegany Southern Tier Amendment Amended to add the Internal Revenue Service dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3). 903 Association Village 869 Association Village
9/11/2012 Southeast Steuben County Library 7800571580 Corning/Steuben Southern Tier Amendment Extension of provisional charter for five years to Sepember 11, 2017. 33,938 Association Other 34,748 Association Other
12/11/2012 Arvilla E. Diver Memorial Library 8400495920 Schaghticoke/   Rensselaer Upper Hudson Amendment Amended to designate the service area to be coterminous with the Village of Schaghticoke; to remove language that restricts the board of trustees as to number, gender and ex officio appointment of three Christian pastors, consistent with the Order and Decree of Rensselaer County Surrogate Court dated June 19, 2012 (File No. 1939-73), and to set the term limits  of the trustees to serve three years; to specify the number of trustees to be not less than five nor more than eleven with the current number being seven; and to add the Internal Revenue Service dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3). 676 Association Village 592 Association Village
7/16/2012 Mount Kisco Public Library 8800664290 Mount Kisco/       Westchester Westchester Amendment Amended to change the trustee term length from five years to three years. 9,983 Public Village 10,877 Public Village

Other Charter Actions

  Old (2011) New (2012)
Date Name Library
ID Code
Community/
County
System Action Detail Popu.
(2000
Census)
Type Area Popu.
(2010
Census)
Type Area
9/11/2012 Milton Helpern  Library of Legal Medicine   New York/ New York   Dissolution Dissolution of a medical-legal research library and the distribution of the corporation's assets to the John Jay College of Criminal Justice which was granted an absolute charter on November 17, 1966, subject to judicial approval pursuant section 220 of the Education Law.  

Charter Actions By Date Old (2011) New (2012)
Date Name Library
ID Code
Community/
County
System Action Detail Popu.
(2000
Census)
Type Area Popu.
(2010
Census)
Type Area
12/11/2012 Arvilla E. Diver Memorial Library 8400495920 Schaghticoke/   Rensselaer Upper Hudson Amendment Amended to designate the service area to be coterminous with the Village of Schaghticoke; to remove language that restricts the board of trustees as to number, gender and ex officio appointment of three Christian pastors, consistent with the Order and Decree of Rensselaer County Surrogate Court dated June 19, 2012 (File No. 1939-73), and to set the term limits  of the trustees to serve three years; to specify the number of trustees to be not less than five nor more than eleven with the current number being seven; and to add the Internal Revenue Service dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3). 676 Association Village 592 Association Village
12/11/2012 Hamilton Public Library 3600252730 Hamilton/Madison Mid-York Amendment Amended to designate the service area to be coterminous with the Village of Hamilton; and to add the Internal Revenue Service dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3). 3,509 Public Village 4,239 Public Village
12/11/2012 Ellenburg Sarah A. Munsil Free Library 2000092075 Ellenburg/Clinton Clinton-Essex-Franklin Extension of Provisional Charter Extension of provisional charter for five years to December 11, 2017. 1,812 Association Town 1,743 Association Town
12/11/2012 Pine Bush Area Public Library District 7200445140 Pine Bush/Ulster Ramapo-Catskill Provisional Charter Made Absolute Provisional charter made absolute. 13,835 Public Special Legislative District 17,023 Public Special Legislative District
12/11/2012 Starr Institute   Rhinebeck/Dutchess Mid-Hudson Provisional Charter A new association library is established to serve the residents of the town of Rhinebeck. The library board shall have power by vote of two-thirds of all members of the board to change the number of trustees to be not more than fifteen nor less than eleven. The number of incorporating trustees is thirteen. 7,762 Association Town 7,548 Association Town
12/11/2012 Scottsville Free Library 4200265970 Scottsville/Monroe Monroe County Amendment Amended to designate the service area to be coterminous with the Town of Wheatland; to specify the number of trustees to be not less than five nor more than fifteen; to designate the Commissioner of Education as the agent of the corporation for the purpose of service of process; and to add the Internal Revenue Service dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3). 5,149 Association Town 4,775 Association Town
12/11/2012 Village Library Of Morris 2800474260 Morris/Otsego Four County Amendment Amended to change the corporate name from  “Village Library of Morris” to "Morris Library";  to designate the library’s service area to be coterminous with the Morris Central School District; to specify the number of trustees to be not less than seven nor more than eleven; to designate the Commissioner of Education as the agent of the corporation for the purpose of service of process; and to add the Internal Revenue Service dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3). 1,867 Association Town 2,696 Association School District
12/11/2012 Four County Library System 31601700009 Vestal/Broome Four County Amendment Amended to delete the wording "…There shall be two trustees from each county included in the system plus one representing the board(s) of trustees of the system's designated central or co-central libraries…" and inserting the language "…There shall be at least one trustee from each county within the system with the remaining five trustees coming from any county within the system, but no more than three trustees total from any one county..."; and to add the Internal Revenue Service dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3). 361,668 Cooperative Public Library System Other 361,316 Cooperative Public Library System Other
10/10/2012 Galway Public Library 7600522500 Galway/Saratoga Southern Adirondack Provisional Charter Made Absolute Provisional charter made absolute. 6,754 Public School District 7,029 Public School District
George C. Bullis Memorial Library Maybrook/             Orange Ramapo-Catskill Provisional Charter New public library serving the residents of the Village of Maybrook and the number of trustees shall be five. 2,958 Public Village
9/11/2012 Clayville Library Association 3600411410 Clayville/Oneida Mid-York Amendment Amended to designate the service area to be coterminous with the Town of Paris; to specify the number of trustees to be not less than five nor more than twenty-five;and to add the Internal Revenue Service dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3). 445 Association Village 4,411 Association Town
Niagara Falls Public Library 5200404530 Niagara Falls/Niagara County Nioga Amendment Amended to specify the number of trustees to be not less than five nor more than nine.  55,593 Public City 50,193 Public City
Norwood Public Library 5600514690 Norwood/St. Lawrence North Country Provisional A new special legislative district public library, established in Chapter 533 of the Laws of 2011, to serve the residents of the Norwood Public Library District, which consists of those portions of the Towns of Potsdam and Stockholm which are located in the Norwood-Norfolk Central School District.  Succeeds the Norwood Library, an association library. 2,981 Association Other 2,967 Public Special Legislative District
Angelica Free Library 7800020230 Angelica/Allegany Southern Tier Amendment Amended to add the Internal Revenue Service dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3). 903 Association Village 869 Association Village
Southeast Steuben County Library 7800571580 Corning/Steuben Southern Tier Amendment Extension of provisional charter for five years to Sepember 11, 2017. 33,938 Association Other 34,748 Association Other
7/16/2012 Seneca Falls Library 2400566010 Seneca Falls/Seneca Finger Lakes Library System Absolute Charter in the First Instance New association library serving the residents of the Seneca Falls Central School District succeeds the Seneca Falls Free Library, a library which served the now dissolved village of Seneca Falls. 6,861 Association Village 9,838 Association School District
Earlville Free Library 3600251860 Earlville/Madison Mid-York Amendment Amended to change the trustee term length from five years to three years; and to add the Internal Revenue Service dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3).  791 Association Village 872 Association Village
Fort Edward Free Library 7600642320 Fort Edward/                    Washington Southern Adirondack Amendment Amended to designate the service area to be coterminous with the Village of Fort Edward; to change the trustee term length from seven years to three years; to designate the Commissioner of Education as the agent of the corporation for the purpose of service of process; and to add the Internal Revenue Service dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3). 5,892 Association Town 3,375 Association Village
Mount Kisco Public Library 8800664290 Mount Kisco/       Westchester Westchester Amendment Amended to change the trustee term length from five years to three years. 9,983 Public Village 10,877 Public Village
5/22/2012 Springfield Library 2800476060 Springfield Center/Otsego Four County Extension of Provisional Charter Extension of provisional charter for five years to May 22, 2017. 1,350 Association Town 1,358 Association Town
Gorham Free Library 6400432530 Gorham/Ontario Pioneer Amendment Amended to specify the number of trustees to be not less than five nor more than fifteen, with the current number being five; and to add the Internal Revenue Service dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3).  6,507 Association Other 6,968 Association Other
4/24/2012 Hammond Library of Crown Point 2000151660 Crown Point/Essex Clinton-Essex-Franklin Extension of Provisional Charter Extension of provisional charter for five years to April 24, 2017. 2,105 Public School District 2,011 Public School District
Prospect Free Library 3600415385 Prospect/             Oneida Mid-York Amendment Amended to specify the number of trustees shall not be less than five nor more than fifteen, with the current number being eight; designate the Commissioner of Education as the agent of the corporation upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served; to add the Internal Revenue Service dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3); to designate the library’s service area to be all of the village of Prospect, portions of the town of Trenton, portions of Holland Patent Central School District and Remsen Central School District which is exactly described by the following census tracts numbered: 360430115011097, 360430115011101, 360430115011026, 360430115011096, 360430115011104, 360430115011094, 360430115011103, 360430115011028, 360430115011119, 360430115011123, 360430115011050, 360430115011023, 360430115011099, 360430115011100, 360430115011102, 360430115011098, 360430115011045, 360430115011095, 360430115011053, 360430115011105, 360430115011051, 360430115011122, 360430115011044, 360650241023059, 360650240001009, 360650240001052, 360650240001148, 360650240001003,  360650240001048, 360650240001080, 360650240001152, 360650240001091, 360650240001057, 360650240001155, 360650240001054, 360650240001142, 360650240001008, 360650240001004, 360650240001049, 360650240001002, 360650240001153, 360650240001005, 360650240001149, 360650240001140, 360650240001088, 360650240001162, 360650240001195, 360650240001156, 360650240001147, 360650240001197, 360650240001056, 360650240001141, 360650240001094, 360650240001194, 360650240001175, 360650240001150, 360650240001168, 360650240001000, 360650240001151, 360650240001165, 360650240001164, 360650240001039, 360650240001001, 360650240001204, 360650240001154, 360650240001030, 360650240001040, 360650240001061, 360650240001095, 360650240001027, 360650240001053, 360650240001161, 360650240001158, 360650240001163, 360650240001196, 360650240001044,  360650240001143, 360650240001084, 360650240001007, 360650240001170, 360650240001029, 360650240001028, 360650240001023, 360650241023060, 360650240001201, 360650240001025, 360650240001006, 360650240001050, 360650240001035, 360650240001034, 360650240001145, 360650240001198, 360650240001041, 360650240001046, 360650240001026, 360650240001038, 360650240001060, 360650240001139, 360650240001092, 360650240001090, 360650240001159, 360650240001167, 360650240001089, 360650240001059, 360650241023058,  36065024001160, 360650240001058, 360650240001093, 360650240001024, 360650240001043, 360650240001200, 360650240001079, 360650240001082, 360650240001031, 360650240001087, 360650240001085, 360650240001055, 360650240001096, 360650240001166, 360650240001157, 360650240001174, 360650240001081, 360650240001051, 360650240001146, 360650240001047, 360650240001086, 360650240001078, 360650240001032, 360650240001042, and 360650240001144 according to the 2000 U.S. Census. 330 Association Village 1,046 Association Other
Middleport Free Library 5200404076 Middleport/          Niagara Nioga Amendment Amended to change the corporate name to “Royalton Hartland Community Library” and  to designate the library’s service area to be coterminous with the Royalton Hartland Central School District. 1,917 Association Village 9,071 Association School District
Russell Public Library 5600515760 Russell/St. Lawrence North Country Amendment and Absolute Provisional charter amended to designate the service area of the library to be coterminous with the Town of Russell; to specify the number of trustees to be not less than five nor more than fifteen with the current number being seven and as amended made absolute.  1,913 Public Town 1,856 Public Town
3/20/2012 Fairview Public Library 2800123905 Margaretville (Town of Middletown)/   Delaware Four County Amendment Amended to change the trustee term length from five years to three years; and to designate the Commissioner of Education as the agent of the corporation for the purpose of service of process. 4,015 Public Town 3,750 Public Town

 

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