Regents-Approved Public Library Charter Actions: 2013

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2013

Charter Actions By System

Old (2012) New (2013)
Date Name Library
ID Code
Community/
County
System Action Detail *Pre-Charter Amendment Population Type Area *Current Population Type Area
11/19/2013 Grinnell Public Library 3200136760 Wappingers Falls/Dutchess Mid-Hudson Petition for Absolute Charter An absolute charter in the first instance established the Grinnell Public Library District, a special district public library in accordance with Ch. 39 of Laws of 2012,  to serve the residents of thedistrict created by that statute, to serve the entire village of Wappinger Falls, both the portion located in the town of Wappinger and the portion located in the town of Poughkeepsie, and the town of Wappinger except for the portion of the town of Wappinger which is located in the Beacon City School District. 27,048 Association Town 25,490 Public Special Legislative District
Frank J. Basloe Public Library 3600212870 Herkimer/Herkimer Mid-York Petition for Absolute Charter An absolute charter in the first instance established the Frank J. Basloe Public Library, a school district public library which serves residents of the Herkimer Central School District. 7,743 Public Village 10,060 Public School District
2/12/2013 Friends of the Rochester Public Library 4200265610 Rochester/
Monroe
Monroe County Dissolution Dissolution of the Friends group of the Rochester Public Library and the distribution of the corporation's assets to the Rundel Library Foundation. N/A
5/20/2013 Swan Library 5200450090 Albion/
Orleans
Nioga Amendment The library's corporate name is changed from "Swan Library" to "Hoag Library of the Swan Library Association"; and the Internal Revenue Service dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) was added. 15,887 Association Other 15,887 Association Other
6/18/2013 Depauville Free Library 5600221740 Depauville/
Jefferson
North Country Amendment Charter is amended to establish a range in the number of trustees between 5 and 15; and to revise and restate the language necessary to maintain tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3).  3,175 Public Town 3,175 Public Town
4/23/2013 Lyons Falls Free Library 5600233790 Lyons Falls/
Lewis
North Country Amendment The library service area is designated to be the village of Lyons Falls. A range in the number of trustees is permitted between 5 and 12. The Internal Revenue Service dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3 is added and the Commissioner of Education is designated as the agent of the corporation for service of process. 566 Association Village 566 Association Village of Lyons Falls
10/22/2013 Monroe Free Library 7200444190 Monroe/
Orange
Ramapo-Catskill Amendment Charter is amended to designate the library’s service area to be coterminous with the Town of Monroe excluding the Village of Kiryas Joel; to specify the number of trustees shall not be less than five nor more than twenty-five; to designate the Commissioner of Education as the agent of the corporation for the purpose of service of process; and to  add the IRS dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3).  39,912 Association Town 19,737 Association Town
2/12/2013 Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Long Lake Library 7600204260 Long Lake/
Hamilton
Southern Adirondack Dissolution Dissolution of public library that served the residents of the Town of Long Lake and the distribution of its assets to the Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Long Lake Library, a school district public library that serves residents of the Long Lake Central School District. N/A
3/12/2013 Schuylerville Public Library 7600525950 Schuylerville/
Saratoga
Southern Adirondack Provisional Charter  A new school district public library to serve the residents of the Schuylerville Central School District was established. A range in the number of trustees between 5 and 15 is permitted. 1,386 Public Village of Schuylerville 9,881 Public Schuylerville Central School District
3/12/2013 Bancroft Public Library 7600645820 Salem/
Washington
Southern Adirondack Provisional Charter Made Absolute The library's provisional charter was made absolute. 946 Public Village of Salem 946 Public Village of Salem
11/19/2013 Amagansett Free Library 8000580160 Suffolk/Suffolk Suffolk Cooperative Amendment Charter is amended to designate the library's service area to be coterminous with the Amagansett Union Free School District; to designate the Commissioner of Education as the agent of the corporation upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served. 1,365 Association School District 1,365 Association School District
1/15/2013 Brunswick Community Library 8400490680 Brunswick/
Rensselaer
Upper Hudson Amendment Designates the library's service area to be the Town of Brunswick. A range in the number of trustees between 5 and 11 is permitted. 11,941 Association Town 11,941 Association Town of Brunswick
6/18/2013 Mount Vernon Public Library 8800664310 Mount Vernon/
Westchester
Westchester Amendment Charter is amended (1) to change the method of trustee designation to be election by the voters of Mount Vernon City School District;
(2)  a range in the number of trustees is permitted between 5 and 15;
(3)  to designate that the election of the trustees conform to the years in which the five year term of the five current trustees expire:  2014 - 4 seats (one to expire in 2015; three to expire in 2018);  2015 – 2 seats (one to expire in 2016; one to expire in 2018); 2016 – 1 seat for a five year term; 2017 – 1 seat for a five year term; 2018 – 1 seat for a five year term; And future trustees will be elected for five year terms; (4) and to specify that Mount Vernon Public Library is a school district public library.
67,292 School District Public Library City School District of Mount Vernon 67,292 School District Public Library City School District of Mount Vernon
7/22/2013 Ruth Keeler Memorial Library 8800664640 North Salem/
Westchester
Westchester Amendment Charter is amended to establish a range in the number of trustees between 9 and 15. 5,104 Association Town 5,104 Association Town

Charter Actions By Date

Old (2012) New (2013)
Date Name Library
ID Code
Community/
County
System Action Detail *Pre-Charter Amendment Population Type Area *Current Population Type Area
11/19/2013 Grinnell Public Library 3200136760 Wappingers Falls/Dutchess Mid-Hudson Petition for Absolute Charter An absolute charter in the first instance established the Grinnell Public Library District, a special district public library in accordance with Ch. 39 of Laws of 2012,  to serve the residents of thedistrict created by that statute, to serve the entire village of Wappinger Falls, both the portion located in the town of Wappinger and the portion located in the town of Poughkeepsie, and the town of Wappinger except for the portion of the town of Wappinger which is located in the Beacon City School District. 27,048 Association Town 25,490 Public Special Legislative District
Frank J. Basloe Public Library 3600212870 Herkimer/Herkimer Mid-York Petition for Absolute Charter An absolute charter in the first instance established the Frank J. Basloe Public Library, a school district public library which serves residents of the Herkimer Central School District. 7,743 Public Village 10,060 Public School District
Amagansett Free Library 8000580160 Suffolk/Suffolk Suffolk Cooperative Amendment Charter is amended to designate the library's service area to be coterminous with the Amagansett Union Free School District; to designate the Commissioner of Education as the agent of the corporation upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served. 1,365 Association School District 1,365 Association School District
10/22/2013 Monroe Free Library 7200444190 Monroe/
Orange
Ramapo-Catskill Amendment Charter is amended to designate the library’s service area to be coterminous with the Town of Monroe excluding the Village of Kiryas Joel; to specify the number of trustees shall not be less than five nor more than twenty-five; to designate the Commissioner of Education as the agent of the corporation for the purpose of service of process; and to  add the IRS dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3).  39,912 Association Town 19,737 Association Town
7/22/2013 Ruth Keeler Memorial Library 8800664640 North Salem/
Westchester
Westchester Amendment Charter is amended to establish a range in the number of trustees between 9 and 15. 5,104 Association Town 5,104 Association Town
6/18/2013 Depauville Free Library 5600221740 Depauville/
Jefferson
North Country Amendment Charter is amended to establish a range in the number of trustees between 5 and 15; and to revise and restate the language necessary to maintain tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3).  3,175 Public Town 3,175 Public Town
Mount Vernon Public Library 8800664310 Mount Vernon/
Westchester
Westchester Amendment Charter is amended (1) to change the method of trustee designation to be election by the voters of Mount Vernon City School District;
(2)  a range in the number of trustees is permitted between 5 and 15;
(3)  to designate that the election of the trustees conform to the years in which the five year term of the five current trustees expire:  2014 - 4 seats (one to expire in 2015; three to expire in 2018);  2015 – 2 seats (one to expire in 2016; one to expire in 2018); 2016 – 1 seat for a five year term; 2017 – 1 seat for a five year term; 2018 – 1 seat for a five year term; And future trustees will be elected for five year terms; (4) and to specify that Mount Vernon Public Library is a school district public library.
67,292 School District Public Library City School District of Mount Vernon 67,292 School District Public Library City School District of Mount Vernon
5/20/2013 Swan Library 5200450090 Albion/
Orleans
Nioga Amendment The library's corporate name is changed from "Swan Library" to "Hoag Library of the Swan Library Association"; and the Internal Revenue Service dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) was added. 15,887 Association Other 15,887 Association Other
4/23/2013 Lyons Falls Free Library 5600233790 Lyons Falls/
Lewis
North Country Amendment The library service area is designated to be the village of Lyons Falls. A range in the number of trustees is permitted between 5 and 12. The Internal Revenue Service dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3 is added and the Commissioner of Education is designated as the agent of the corporation for service of process. 566 Association Village 566 Association Village of Lyons Falls
3/12/2013 Bancroft Public Library 7600645820 Salem/
Washington
Southern Adirondack Provisional Charter Made Absolute The library's provisional charter was made absolute. 946 Public Village of Salem 946 Public Village of Salem
Schuylerville Public Library 7600525950 Schuylerville/
Saratoga
Southern Adirondack Provisional Charter  A new school district public library to serve the residents of the Schuylerville Central School District was established. A range in the number of trustees between 5 and 15 is permitted. 1,386 Public Village of Schuylerville 9,881 Public Schuylerville Central School District
2/12/2013 Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Long Lake Library 7600204260 Long Lake/
Hamilton
Southern Adirondack Dissolution Dissolution of public library that served the residents of the Town of Long Lake and the distribution of its assets to the Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Long Lake Library, a school district public library that serves residents of the Long Lake Central School District. N/A
Friends of the Rochester Public Library 4200265610 Rochester/
Monroe
Monroe County Dissolution Dissolution of the Friends group of the Rochester Public Library and the distribution of the corporation's assets to the Rundel Library Foundation. N/A
1/15/2013 Brunswick Community Library 8400490680 Brunswick/
Rensselaer
Upper Hudson Amendment Designates the library's service area to be the Town of Brunswick. A range in the number of trustees between 5 and 11 is permitted. 11,941 Association Town 11,941 Association Town of Brunswick

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