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Permissive Referendum Deadline- to use $15,000 from Highway Reserve Fund

August 28, 2020

TOWN OF ULYSSES NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION SUBJECT TO PERMISSIVE REFERENDUM

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at a regular meeting held on the 28th day of July, 2020, the Town Board of the Town of Ulysses, New York duly adopted Resolution # 153 of 2020, an abstract of which follows below, which is subject to a permissive referendum pursuant to General Municipal Law section 6-c.
 
The resolution authorizes the Town of Ulysses (“the Town”) to use up to $15,000 from the Town of Ulysses DA233/DA878 Highway Equipment Reserve Fund.
 
The resolution shall take effect 30 days after adoption, i.e., on August 28, 2020, unless by such date there is filed in the office of the town clerk  a petition, signed, and acknowledged or proved, or authenticated by electors of the town qualified to vote upon a proposition to raise and expend money, in number equal to at least five percent of the total vote cast for governor in the Town at the last general election held for the election of state officers, but not be less than 100 in a town of the first class, protesting against the resolution and requesting that it be submitted to the qualified electors of the town, for their approval or disapproval.
 
RESOLUTION 2020-153: AUTHORIZING USE OF FUNDS FROM THE TOWN OF ULYSSES DA233/DA878 HIGHWAY EQUIPMENT RESERVE FUND TO PURCHASE HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE AND CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT IN 2020
WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of Ulysses by resolution adopted on August 11, 2020 a resolution re-establishing the type capital reserve fund to cover the cost of future highway equipment (“DA233/DA878 Highway Equipment Reserve Fund”); and
WHEREAS, the Town Board adopted the 2020 budget for the Town on October 8, 2019 which includes the appropriation of $86,491 from the Capital Equipment Reserve Fund DA878 for the purpose of purchasing highway equipment in 2020; and
WHEREAS, due to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency, the Town Board and Highway Superintendent decided to purchase less equipment in the 2020 year and have determined that $15,000 appropriated from the DA233/DA878 Highway Equipment Reserve Fund will help to balance the budget during these unprecedented times; and
WHEREAS, the current balance of the DA233/DA878 Highway Equipment Reserve Fund is $204,452; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to General Municipal Law §6-c, an expenditure from a capital equipment reserve fund requires authorization by the Town Board, and such authorization is subject to a permissive referendum; and
WHEREAS, the Town needs to purchase the following highway equipment:
2020 Ford F-350 XL Crew Cab in the amount of $40,943.80;
WHEREAS, the purchase of the above-referenced equipment falls within the purposes for which the DA233/DA878 Highway Equipment Reserve Fund was established;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED that the Town Board authorizes the following expenditures from the Town of Ulysses DA233/DA878 Highway Equipment Reserve Fund for the purchase of highway equipment: $15,000 for the 2020 Ford F-350 XL Crew Cab; and be it further
RESOLVED that, pursuant to General Municipal Law §6-c, this resolution is subject to a permissive referendum; and be it further
RESOLVED that the Town Clerk will post and publish the following notice of the permissive referendum in accordance to law and provide a copy of such notice to the Town Supervisor.
Vote: 5-0
Date Adopted: 7/28/2020
 
BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD
Carissa Parlato
Ulysses Town Clerk
7/29/2020