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Meeting of the Board of Regents | January 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010 - 11:40pm

TO:

The Honorable the Members of the Board of Regents

 

FROM:

Erin M. O’Grady-Parent

SUBJECT:

Charter Applications for January 2010

DATE:

December 28, 2009

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 16 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

 

January 11 - 12, 2010

 

                                                                      CHARTERS

 

CULTURAL EDUCATION

 

ABSOLUTE CHARTERS

 

  • Rogers Memorial Library, Southampton
  • The Hampton Library in Bridgehampton, Bridgehampton
  • Troy Public Library, Troy

 

AMENDMENT OF CHARTERS

 

  • Amenia Free Library, Amenia
  • Corinth Free Library, Corinth
  • Milford Free Library, Milford

       

PROVISIONAL CHARTERS

 

  • Babbie Rural & Farm Learning Museum, Peru
  • Inlet Historical Society, Inlet
  • Spy and Espionage Museum, Stony Brook

 

EXTENION OF CHARTERS

 

  • Clinton Community Library, Stone Ridge
  • Oak Orchard Lighthouse Museum, Albion

 

DISSOLUTION OF CHARTER

 

  • Palmyra Kings Daughters Free Library, Palmyra

 

AMENDMENT OF CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION

13.         Friends of Taconic State Park, Copake Falls

APPLICATION FOR REGENTS CONSENT TO FILE A CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME

14.         WNYC Radio, New York

 

Regents Meeting

 

January 11 - 12, 2010

 

l. CULTURAL EDUCATION

 

 

ABSOLUTE CHARTERS

No.  1

ROGERS MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Southampton, Suffolk County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to provide public library service to the residents of the Southampton Union Free School District and the residents of the Tuckahoe Common School District. The Office of Cultural Education recommends that an absolute charter in the first instance be granted.

No.  2

THE HAMPTON LIBRARY IN BRIDGEHAMPTON

Bridgehampton, Suffolk County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to perpetuate the providing of library services to the residents of the Bridgehampton Union Free School District and the Sagaponack Common School District; including the erection and maintenance of suitable library facilities to continue to provide such library services. The Office of Cultural Education recommends that an absolute charter in the first instance be granted.

No.  3

TROY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Troy, Rensselaer County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to provide public library service to the residents of the City of Troy as provided by enabling legislation Chapter 321 of the Laws of 2009, and voted into being by the residents of the city on September 29, 2009. The Office of Cultural Education recommends that an absolute charter in the first instance be granted.

 

AMENDMENT OF CHARTERS

 

No.  4

AMENIA FREE LIBRARY

Amenia, Dutchess County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on July 31, 1919 to operate a public library, and was made absolute on October 26, 1951 and last amended on December 16, 1994.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to designate the service area of the library to be the Town of Amenia.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

No.  5

CORINTH FREE LIBRARY

Corinth, Saratoga County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on December 31, 1926 to operate a public library, and was made absolute on February 15, 1951.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to designate the service area of the library to be the Town of Corinth, to specify the number of trustees to be not less than five nor more than nine, 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.  6

MILFORD FREE LIBRARY

Milford, Otsego County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on January 3, 1924 to operate a public library, and was made absolute on March 29, 1974.  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 Milford, to specify the number of trustees to be not less than five nor more than nine, 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 CHARTERS

No.  7

BABBIE RURAL & FARM LEARNING MUSEUM

Peru, Clinton County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to establish and maintain a living agricultural museum.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that a provisional charter be granted for a period of five years.

No.  8

INLET HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Inlet, Hamilton County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to establish a historical society for the Town of Inlet, County of Hamilton, and the immediate surrounding area.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that a provisional charter be granted for a period of five years.

No.  9

SPY AND ESPIONAGE MUSEUM

Stony Brook, Suffolk County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to establish a museum to educate the public about spies and espionage and how they affected the course of history in America.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that a provisional charter be granted for a period of five years.

 

EXTENSION OF CHARTERS

No.  10

CLINTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Stone Ridge, Ulster County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on December 12, 2003.  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.  11

OAK ORCHARD LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM

Albion, Orleans County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on November 5, 2004 to operate a museum.  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.

 

DISSOLUTION OF CHARTER

No. 12

PALMYRA KINGS DAUGHTERS FREE LIBRARY

Palmyra, Wayne County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on December 19, 1901 to operate a library.  Such provisional charter was made absolute on June 28, 1906.  The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents for the dissolution of the charter as the corporation is no longer in operation.  The trustees request Regents approval of the transfer of the library assets to the Palmyra Community Library.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter of the Palmyra Kings Daughters Free Library be dissolved and the transfer of the library’s assets to the Palmyra Community Library be approved as requested.

 

CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION

No.  13.

FRIENDS OF TACONIC STATE PARK

Copake Falls, Columbia County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to form a "friends group" for a state park. The Office of Cultural Education recommends that a certificate of incorporation be issued.

 

APPLICATION FOR REGENTS CONSENT TO FILE A CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME

No. 14

WNYC RADIO

New York, New York County

An absolute charter in the first instance was granted under the corporate name “The WNYC Broadcasting Foundation: on December 15, 1995.  Such absolute charter was consolidated by Regents action on March 11, 1997 with the WNYC Foundation and was amended by Regents action with the last date being March 11, 1997.   The board of trustees has requested that the Board of Regents consent to the filing of a certificate of assumed name pursuant to General Business Law §130 to authorize the corporation to use the assumed name “WQXR.”  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the consent of the Board of Regents to the filing of such certificate of assumed name be granted.

 

                                                                                                                              Regents Meeting

 

                                                                                                                              January 11 – 12, 2010

 

 

             

CHARTERS                               

             

                                   

                                                               

HIGHER AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

 

AMENDMENT OF CHARTER

 

  • Molloy College, Rockville Centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regents Meeting

January 11 – 12, 2010

 

II.  HIGHER AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

 

AMENDMENT OF CHARTER

No. 1

MOLLOY COLLEGE

Rockville Centre, Nassau County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on January 28, 1955 under the name “Molloy Catholic College for Women” to operate an institution of higher learning to offer programs leading to degrees in Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and was made absolute by Regents action on January 28, 1960. Such absolute charter was amended on September 24, 1965 and on February 26, 1971 to include a name change to “Molloy College.”  The absolute charter was further amended from time to time, with the most recent amendment on May 17, 2005. The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to add authority for the College to confer the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).  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 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                              Regents Meeting

                                                                                                                              January 11 – 12, 2010

 

 

OFFICE OF THE PROFESSIONS

 

 

AMENDMENT OF CHARTER

 

1.  William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Psychology,               New York

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                              Regents Meeting

                                                                                                                              January 11 – 12, 2010

 

III.  OFFFICE OF THE PROFESSIONS

 

No. 1

THE WILLIAM ALANSON WHITE INSTITUTE OF PSYCHIATRY, PSYCHOANALYSIS AND PSYCHOLOGY

New York, New York

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on October 18, 1946 under the name “The William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry” to establish and maintain a school for research and graduate training in psychiatry and related disciplines. Such provisional charter was amended on November 30, 1951, including a name change to “The William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Psychology” and as so amended, made absolute.  Such absolute charter was amended on two occasions with the last being July 18, 1997.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the provisional charter to delete paragraph 2 of the charter, regarding the corporate purposes, and add a new paragraph 2 to read as follows:

2.           The purposes for which the corporation is formed are to further the understanding of qualified personnel in the problems of emotional disorders, to encourage research in interpersonal relations and to promote public interest in mental health by:

 

a.           Providing a licensure-qualifying program in psychoanalysis, subject to approval by the State Education Department in accordance with the Regulations of the Commissioner.

 

  • To the extent permitted by law, (i) providing instruction and/or experience in psychoanalysis to psychiatrists, (ii) providing instruction and/or experience in psychoanalysis to psychologists who are licensed or otherwise authorized to practice psychology, (iii) providing instruction and/or experience in psychoanalysis to licensed master social workers, licensed clinical social workers, and all other professionals licensed under Title VIII of the Education Law and authorized to provide psychoanalysis as part of their scopes of practice, and (iv) in furtherance of such instruction and/or experience, providing psychoanalysis and psychotherapy to members of the public by members of those professions authorized to provide such services under Title VIII of the Education Law.

 

  • Teaching psychology and/or psychoanalytic concepts as may be appropriate to their respective disciplines, to psychologists, social workers, mental health practitioners, teachers, clergy, and special research students.

 

  • Offering nonmatriculated graduate students a general orientation in psychoanalytic concepts.

 

The Office of the Professions recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.