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Meeting of the Board of Regents | December 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 9:55am

 SED Seal                                                                                                               

 

THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234

 

TO:

The Honorable the Members of the Board of Regents

 

FROM:

Erin M. O’Grady-Parent

SUBJECT:

Charter Applications for December 2010

DATE:

December 6, 2010

STRATEGIC GOAL:

Goal 2

AUTHORIZATION(S):

 

 


Summary

 

Issue for Decision (Consent Agenda)

           

Approval of charter applications.

Reason(s) for Consideration

            Required by State statute (Education Law §216).

           
Proposed Handling

           

Approval in accordance with the respective recommendations prepared by the program offices which are contained in the attached summary table of charter applications.

Recommendation

           

It is recommended that the Board of Regents approve each application in accordance with the recommendations contained in the summary table.

 


Summary Table

 

           

Name of Institution

 

Program Area

 

County
of Location

 

Description of Charter Action(s)

Adirondack Mennonite Heritage Association and Historical Society

CE

Lewis

Make provisional charter absolute.

Bemus Point Library

CE

Chautauqua

Amend charter to:

  • designate service area to be the Village of Bemus Point;
  • change number of trustees to not less than 5 nor more than 9;
  • designate Commissioner as agent for service;
  • add IRS tax language.

Broome County Historical Society

CE

Broome

Grant absolute charter in the first instance.

Croghan Free Library

CE

Lewis

Amend charter to add IRS tax language.

Henderson Historical Society

CE

Jefferson

Make provisional charter absolute.

Hornell Public Library

CE

Steuben

Amend charter to designate the service area as coterminous with City of Hornell.

The Literary Union of Carmel, NY

CE

Putnam

Grant absolute charter in the first instance.

Museum of disABILITY History

CE

Erie

Make provisional charter absolute.

Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication

CE

Richmond

Grant provisional charter for five years.

New Berlin Library

CE

Chenango

Amend charter to:

  • designate service area as coterminous with Town of New Berlin;
  • change number of trustees to not less than 5 nor more than 15;
  • designate Commissioner as agent for service;
  • add IRS tax language.

New York City Fire Museum

CE

New York

Grant provisional charter for five years.

Orchard Park Public Library

CE

Erie

Amend charter to:

  • designate service area to be the Town of Orchard Park which includes the Village of Orchard Park, and the portion of the Census Designated Place of West Seneca (2000 U.S. Census) located within the Town of Orchard Park;
  • designate Commissioner as agent for service;
  • add IRS tax language.

Phillips Free Library

CE

Cortland

Amend charter to:

  • designate service area as coterminous with the Homer Central School District;
  • change number of trustees to not less than 7 nor more than 11;
  • specify three year trustee term length;
  • designate Commissioner as agent for service;
  • add IRS tax language.

The Root Historical Society

CE

Montgomery

Grant provisional charter for five years.

Somerset Union Museum

CE

Niagara

Grant provisional charter for five years.

Springwater -Webster Crossing Historical Society

CE

Livingston

Amend corporate purposes and extend charter for five years.

Sullivan Free Library

CE

Madison

Amend charter to designate the service area to be coterminous with Town of Sullivan.

Ticonderoga Public Library

CE

Essex

Amend charter to:

  • change corporate name to “Ticonderoga Black Watch Memorial Library”;
  • designate service area as coterminous with the Town of Ticonderoga;
  • change number of trustees to not less than 5 nor more than 15;
  • designate Commissioner as agent for service;
  • add IRS tax language.

Town of Greenfield Historical Society

CE

Saratoga

Make provisional charter absolute.

Warsaw Public Library

CE

Wyoming

Amend charter to:

  • change the terms of the trustees to be three years with a maximum of two consecutive terms except that the terms of trustees shall be adjusted so that a substantially equal number of trustee terms expire in 2010, 2011 and 2012, with the individual terms to be determined by drawing lots;
  • designate service area as coterminous with the Town of Warsaw;
  • change number of trustees to not less than 5 nor more than 15;
  • designate Commissioner as agent for service;
  • add IRS tax language.

Whitesville Public Library

CE

Allegany

Amend charter to:

  • specify the trustees be elected by the qualified voters of the Whitesville Central School District;
  • designate service area as coterminous with the Whitesville Central School District;
  • designate Commissioner as agent for service;
  • add IRS tax language.

Cooke Center for Learning & Development

P-12

New York

Consolidation with Cooke Center for Learning and Development, Inc with Cooke Center for Learning and Development as surviving corporation.

School for Language and Communication Development

P-12

Nassau

Amend charter to add authority to provide residential, programmatic, habilitative, family support and home and community based waiver support services for people (three years through adulthood) with developmental disabilities and/or intellectual impairments in Bronx, Kings, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

St. Peter Claver School

P-12

New York

Consent to Judicial Dissolution of absolute charter.

Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education – Economics Institute (CERGE-EI)

HE

New York

Amend charter to authorize institution to operate postsecondary degree programs registered by the Department and confer degrees approved and authorized by the Regents in connection with such program, including the Doctor of Humane Letters (L.H.D.) degree.