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NOTICE OF SPECIAL DISTRICT MEETING AND VOTE MINEOLA UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT TOWN OF NORTH HEMPSTEAD, COUNTY OF NASSAU, NY†NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to a resolution of the Board of Education of the Mineola Union Free School District, in the Town of North Hempstead, County of Nassau, State of New York, adopted on September 2, 2021, a Special District Meeting and Vote of the qualified voters of said School District will be held on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 from 7:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. prevailing time, at the following locations: †1. Election District 1 (All those portions of the School District which are located within the US Postal Service Zip Codes 11501 and 11040) to vote at Jackson Avenue Elementary School, 300 Jackson Ave, Mineola, NY 11501.2. Election District 2 (All those portions of the School District which are located within the US Postal Service Zip Codes 11507, 11577 and 11596) to vote at Meadow Drive Elementary School, 25 Meadow Dr, Albertson, NY 11507.The polls will be opened to vote by voting machine upon the following Proposition:1. That the Board of Education of the Mineola Union Free School District, in the County of Nassau, New York, is hereby authorized to purchasethe commercialproperty located at 2400 Jericho Turnpike, Garden City Park, New York, which is identified as Section 33, Block 160, Lot 1 on the Tax Map of the Town of North Hempstead at a purchase price of $4,250,000 using existing undesignated fund balance monies, which monies will be transferred to a capital budget line for purposes of paying the purchase price and (b) expend up to an additional $85,000 of existing undesignated fund balance monies for costs related to such purchase including but not limited to closing costs, title insurance costs, legal fees, architectural fees and inspection costs, which monies will be transferred to a capital budget line for purposes of paying these expenses.AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the vote at the Special District Meeting on October 26, 2021 shall be by voting machine or paper ballot as provided for in the Education Law. The hours during which the polls shall be kept open shall be from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. prevailing time or for as long thereafter as necessary to enable qualified voters who are in the polling place at 8:00 p.m. to cast their ballots.AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that applications for absentee ballots will be obtainable between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. from the District Clerk. Completed applications must be received by the District Clerk by 4:00 p.m. at least seven (7) days before the Special Meeting if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or by 4:00 p.m. the day before the Special Meeting, if the ballot is to be given personally to the voter. To be canvassed, absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m., prevailing time, on October 26, 2021.A list of persons to whom absentee ballots are issued will be available for inspection to qualified voters of the School District in the office of the District Clerk between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. during the five (5) days prior to the Special Meeting and on Saturday, October 23, 2021 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., and on October 26, 2021, the day set for the Special Meeting. Any qualified voter present in the polling place may object to the voting of the ballot upon appropriate grounds for making his/her challenge and the reasons therefor known to the Inspector of Election before the close of the polls.AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Military voters who are not currently registered may apply to register as a qualified voter of the school district. Military voters may apply to register to vote with the District Clerk in person at the Willis Avenue School, located at 121 Jackson Avenue, Mineola, NY 11501 by calling that office at 516-237-2032 or by contacting the District Clerk via email at lspagnola@mineola.k12.ny.us. Upon such request for a military voter application, such military voter may indicate his/her preference for receiving the application for registration by mail, facsimile or electronic mail. †Such military voter registration application must be received in the office of the District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 1, 2021. Any military voter shall be entitled to have his/her name placed upon such register, provided, that he/she is known or proven to be to the satisfaction of the District Clerk, to be then or thereafter entitled to military voter status at the annual meeting and election for which such register is prepared.AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that in accordance with Part 122 of the Rules and Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, military voters who are qualified voters of the school district may apply for a military ballot. Applications may be requested from the District Clerkís office at 121 Jackson Avenue, Mineola, New York 11501, by calling that office at 516-237-2032 or by contacting the District clerk via email at lspagnola@mineola.k12.ny.us. Upon such request for a military voter ballot application, such military voter may indicate his/her preference for receiving the application by mail, facsimile or electronic mail. †Completed military ballot applications must be received by the Clerk of the District no later than 5:00 pm on October 1, 2021. A list of all persons to whom military ballots shall have been issued will be available for inspection to qualified voters of the School District in the Office of the District Clerk during regular business hours until the day of the election, on Saturday, October 23, 2021 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., and at the polling places on the day of the vote.AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that personal registration of voters is required either pursuant to Section 2014 of the Education Law or pursuant to Article 5 of the Election Law. If a voter has heretofore registered pursuant to Section 2014 of the Education Law and has voted at an annual or special district meeting within the last four (4) calendar years, he/she is eligible to vote at this Special Meeting; if a voter is registered and eligible to vote under Article 5 of the Election Law, he/she is also eligible to vote at this Special Meeting. All other persons who wish to vote must register.Residents may register to vote with the District Clerk on any school business day before October 21, 2021, between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at the District Clerkís Office, at which time any person will be entitled to have his or her name placed on such Register, provided that he or she is known or proven to the satisfaction of the District Clerk to be then or thereafter entitled to vote at such Special Meeting for which the register is prepared. The register so prepared pursuant to Section 2014 of the Education Law will be filed in the Office of the Clerk of the School District at 121 Jackson Avenue, Mineola, NY, and will be open for inspection by any qualified voter of the School District beginning five (5) days prior to the Special Meeting, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., prevailing time, on weekdays, and on Saturday, October 23, 2021 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and at the polling places on the day of the vote.†BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION†Dated September 2, 2021Linda SpagnolaDistrict Clerk †September 2, 2021Mineola Union Free School DistrictTown of North Hempstead, Nassau, NY