Minutes – Special Meeting – Board of Education – New Paltz Central School District Conference Room

August 27, 2008 – 8:30 PM


CALL MEETING TO ORDER                                                                                                                                 CALL TO ORDER


Meeting was called to order at 8:30 PM by David Dukler, Board President.


BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:                                                                                                                              QUORUM CHECK

                                                                Roderick Dressel Jr.

David Dukler

Steven Greenfield

Don Kerr

Patrick Rausch

                                                                Edgar Rodriguez


ABSENT:                                               Laura Walls


ALSO PRESENT:                 Maria Rice, Superintendent of Schools

                                                                Richard Linden, Assistant Superintendent

                                                                Michael Swigart, Member Audit Committee

                                                                Andrew Arias, Cooper, Niemann & Co. LLP.

                                                                Forrest Kerr, Videographer




The roll was called as reflected above.




President Dukler appointed Superintendent Maria Rice as Clerk Pro Tempore.




Motion made by Don Kerr and seconded by Steven Greenfield that the Board of

Education approve the following resolution:


                                                                                                                                                                                APPROVE TAX LEVY


4.1          Request for Approval of the Tax Levy, Acknowledgement of the Tax Rates and Issuance of the Tax Warrant

Recommendation – that the following resolution be approved:  BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the New Paltz Central School District, does hereby establish the 2008/2009 school property tax levy at $30,610,000, the Gardiner Library property tax levy at $8,000, acknowledge the related tax rates, and sign the attached tax warrant to be delivered to the tax collector with an effective date of ญญญญ September 9, 2008.


Trustee Rod Dressel proposed an amendment to the motion on the floor that would change the $30,610,000 to

$30, 910,000.  The amendment to the motion was seconded by President David Dukler.


Motion to amend FAILED with a vote of 2 YES (David Dukler, Rod Dressel) to 4 NO (Steve Greenfield, Don Kerr, Patrick Rausch, Edgar Rodriguez) with 6 members voting.


Motion to approve original resolution CARRIED with a vote of 4 YES (Steve Greenfield, Don Kerr, Patrick Rausch, Edgar Rodriguez) to 2 NO (David Dukler, Rod Dressel) with 6 members voting.



4.2                Request for Approval to Direct Audit Committee to Develop a Plan to Eliminate Appropriated Fund Balance




Motion made by David Dukler and seconded by Patrick Rausch that the Board of

Education direct the Audit Committee to develop a plan to eliminate the appropriated

fund balance for the purpose of paying down taxes in a financially responsible

period of time.


Motion carried 6 – 0 with 6 members voting.


ADJOURN                                                                                                                                                                            ADJOURN


Motion made by Patrick Rausch and seconded by Rod Dressel that the Board

adjourn at 9:55 PM.


Motion carried 6 - 0 with 6 members voting.




Respectfully submitted,





Maria C. Rice

Clerk Pro Tempore