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February 2010

TO:

The Honorable the Members of the Board of Regents

 

FROM:

Erin M. O’Grady-Parent

SUBJECT:

Charter Applications for February 2010

DATE:

January 21, 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

             

Discussion and approval in accordance with the respective recommendations contained in the attached summaries of charter applications.

Procedural History

N/A       

 

Background Information

             

Summary recommendations have been prepared for a total of 11 charter actions.

             

Recommendation

             

It is recommended that the Regents approve each application in accordance with the recommendations contained in the respective summaries.

Timetable for Implementation

             

N/A

 

 

 

Regents Meeting

 

 

 

February 8 - 9, 2010

 

 

 

                                                                      CHARTERS

 

CULTURAL EDUCATION

 

AMEND AND MAKE ABSOLUTE

 

  • Saratoga Automobile Museum, Saratoga

 

AMENDMENT OF CHARTERS

 

  • Free Library of the Belmont Literary and Historical Society, Belmont
  • New York State Association of Library Boards, Albany
  • Philomathean Free Library, Belleville

             

PROVISIONAL CHARTER

 

  • Sardinia Historical Society, Sardinia

 

EXTENSION OF CHARTERS

 

  • Finger Lakes Boating Museum, Penn Yan
  • John W. Jones Museum, Elmira

 

 

 

 

Regents Meeting

 

 

 

February 8 - 9, 2010

 

 

l. CULTURAL EDUCATION

 

AMEND AND MAKE ABSOLUTE

No.  1

SARATOGA AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM

Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County

 

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation under the name “Saratoga Antique Auto and Carriage Museum” by action of the Board of Regents on December 11, 1998 to operate a museum. The provisional charter was amended on November 10, 2000 to change the corporate name to “Saratoga Automobile Museum.”  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the provisional charter to revise its corporate purposes and to change the corporate address, and that the charter as so amended, be made absolute. The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the provisional charter be amended accordingly, and that the charter, as so amended, be made absolute.

 

AMENDMENT OF CHARTERS

No.  2

FREE LIBRARY OF THE BELMONT LITERARY AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Belmont, Allegany County

An absolute charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on February 9, 1893 to operate a library.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to designate the service area of the library to be the Village of Belmont, to specify the number of trustees to be not less than five nor more than eleven, to designate the Commissioner of Education as agent of the corporation upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served, and to add the language necessary to maintain tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code §501(c)(3).  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

 

 

No.  3

NEW YORK STATE ASSOCIATION OF LIBRARY BOARDS

Albany, Albany County

An absolute charter was granted to this corporation under the corporate name “Library Trustees Foundation of New York State,” by action of the Board of Regents on February 25, 1949 to operate a library.  Such absolute charter was amended to change the corporate name to “New York State Association of Library Boards” on September 21, 1973.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to change the corporate name to “Library Trustees Association of New York State,” to designate the Commissioner of Education as agent of the corporation upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served, and to add the language necessary to maintain tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code §501(c)(3).  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

No.  4

PHILOMATHEAN FREE LIBRARY

Belleville, Jefferson County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on December 1, 1904 to operate a library.  Such provisional charter was made absolute by Regents action on September 22, 1910.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to change the designated service area of the library, to specify the number of trustees to be not less than five nor more than fifteen, to designate the Commissioner of Education as agent of the corporation upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served, and to add the language necessary to maintain tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code §501(c)(3).  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

 

PROVISIONAL CHARTER

No.  5

SARDINIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Sardinia, Erie County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to establish a historical society for the Town of Sardinia, County of Erie, and the immediate surrounding area and to establish and maintain the Sardinia Meeting House as a museum.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that a provisional charter be granted for a period of five years.

 

EXTENSION OF CHARTERS

No.  6

FINGER LAKES BOATING MUSEUM

Penn Yan, Yates County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on December 19, 1997 to operate a museum.  Such charter was extended on September 10, 2004.  The board of trustees has applied for an extension of the provisional charter.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the provisional charter be extended for a period of five years to allow the corporation additional time to develop its programs and otherwise demonstrate that it can meet the requirements for an absolute charter.

No.  7

JOHN W. JONES MUSEUM

Elmira, Chemung County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on June 9, 1998 to operate a museum.  Such provisional charter was extended on June 22, 2004.  The board of trustees has applied for an extension of the provisional charter.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the provisional charter be extended for a period of five years to allow the corporation additional time to develop its programs and otherwise demonstrate that it can meet the requirements for an absolute charter.

 

Regents Meeting

 

February 8 - 9, 2009

 

CHARTERS

 

ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, SECONDARY AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

             

AMENDMENT AND EXTENSION OF CHARTER

 

  • Comprehensive Kids Developmental School, New York

 

PROVISIONAL CHARTERS

 

  • The Nativity Miguel Middle School of Buffalo, Buffalo
  • Our Saviour’s Lutheran Preschool, Brooklyn

 

Regents Meeting

 

February 8 - 9, 2009

 
 
ll. ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, SECONDARY AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

 

AMENDMENT AND EXTENSION OF CHARTER

No.  1

COMPREHENSIVE KIDS DEVELOPMENTAL SCHOOL

New York, New York County

 

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on October 23, 2006 to operate a school for children with disabilities.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the provisional charter to change the location of the principal office of the corporation to 383 Grand Street, New York, New York 10002, and that the provisional charter, as so amended, be extended. The Office of Nonpublic School Services recommends that the provisional charter be amended accordingly and, as so amended, extended for a period of three years to allow the corporation additional time to develop its programs and otherwise demonstrate that it can meet the requirements for an absolute charter.

 

PROVISIONAL CHARTERS

No.  2

THE NATIVITY MIGUEL MIDDLE SCHOOL OF BUFFALO

             

Buffalo, Erie County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to operate a grade five through eight Catholic school.  The Office of Nonpublic School Services recommends that a provisional charter be granted for a period of three years.

 

 

No.  3

 

OUR SAVIOUR’S LUTHERAN PRESCHOOL

             

Brooklyn, Kings County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a membership corporation to operate a preschool for children between the ages of 3 and 5.  The Office of Nonpublic School Services recommends that a provisional charter be granted for a period of three years.

 

                                                                                                                              Regents Meeting

 

                                                                                                                              February 8 - 9, 2010

 

 

             

CHARTERS                               

             

                                   

                                                               

HIGHER AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

 

AMENDMENT OF CHARTER

 

  • Unification Theological Seminary, Barrytown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regents Meeting

 

 

 

February 8 - 9, 2010

 

 

II.  HIGHER AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

 

AMENDMENT OF CHARTER

No. 1

UNIFICATION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

Barrytown, Dutchess County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on November 21, 1986.  Such provisional charter was made absolute by Regents action on January 17, 1990.  Such absolute charter was amended on June 20, 2006.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to add authority for the College to grant the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree.  The Office of Higher Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended to authorize the corporation to operate postsecondary degree programs registered by the State Education Department and to confer degrees approved and authorized by the Board of Regents in connection with such programs, including the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree.

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