2011-01-11 Board Minutes (Organizational)

MINUTES OF THE MARGARETTA BOARD OF EDUCATION ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING AND BUDGET HEARING ON JANUARY 11, 2011.

The Margaretta Board of Education met in Special session at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday January 11, 2011 at the Administrative Offices.

Mr. Lippert called the meeting to order.

The Margaretta Board of Education members for calendar year 2011 are as follows:

Mr. Mark Bodey, Mr. Elmer Lippert, Mr. Steve Rankin, Mr. Michael Myers, and Mr. Roger Stark

Mr. Lippert then asked Mr. Hammond to take roll; Roll call; all present except Mr. Rankin was absent.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Myers to nominate Mr. Bodey to be President of the Board of Education for calendar year 2011, and to close all other nominations; Roll call: All present aye.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Lippert to nominate Mr. Stark as Vice-President of the Board of Education for calendar year 2011; Roll Call: All present aye.

Motion by Mr. Myers, seconded by Mr. Bodey, to close all other nominations for Vice-President of the Board; Roll Call: All present aye.

Motion by Mr. Myers, seconded by Mr. Lippert to approve the minutes from the December 20, 2010 Regular Meeting of the Board. Roll Call: All present aye.

Motion by Mr. Myers, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to appoint Mr. Stark as Legislative Liaison and Mr. Lippert as alternate to the Ohio School Boards Association for calendar year 2011; Roll Call: All present aye.

Upon a discussion amongst the Board members, it was agreed that the regular meetings would continue to be held on the third Monday of the month, with the exception of January where we will meet on the fourth Monday, January 24, 2011.

Motion by Mr. Stark, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to approve Board Resolution 10-11-27, to set the Regular Meeting dates for calendar year 2011; Roll Call: All present aye.

Treasurer's Report:

New Business:

Motion by Mr. Stark, seconded by Mr. Myers, to adopt Resolution No. 10-11-28 to authorize the Treasurer/Business Manager to pay bills as they are presented, provided funds are available and duly appropriated and reported monthly to the Board for calendar year 2011. Roll Call: All present aye.

Motion by Mr. Myers, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to adopt Resolution No. 10-11-29 to authorize the Board President and the Treasurer/Business Manager to borrow funds when the need arises calendar year 2011; Roll Call: All present aye.

Motion by Mr. Stark, seconded by Mr. Myers, to adopt Resolution No. 10-11-30 to authorize the Treasurer/Business Manager to invest funds held in trust and for the purpose intended when surplus funds exist for calendar year 2011; Roll Call: All present aye.

Motion by Mr. Myers, seconded by Mr. Stark, to adopt Resolution No. 10-11-31, to request from the county auditors from Erie and Sandusky Counties, to advance funds collected to the credit of the Margaretta Local School District pursuant to ORC Section 321.34 for calendar year 2011. Roll Call: All present aye.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Stark, to adopt Resolution No. 10-11-32 to authorize the Superintendent to approve staff attendance at workshops and meetings held within the State during calendar year 2011. Roll Call: All present aye.

Motion by Mr. Myers, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to adopt Resolution No. 10-11-33 to authorize the Superintendent to approve special transportation trip request within the State during calendar year 2011; Roll Call: All present aye.

Motion by Mr. Stark, seconded by Mr. Myers, to adopt Resolution No. 10-11-34 to participate in all current Federal and State Programs and solicit public input regarding the use of funds and services provided for the school year 2011-12. Roll Call: All present aye.

Mr. Hammond then told the Board that the next two resolutions on the agenda pertain to the 7.75 mill Current Expense property tax levy that is expiring with this calendar year's collection. This levy was presented to the voters for "conversion" last November. The 7.75 mill levy generates approximately $1.2 million in revenue to the general fund on an annual basis. It is important that the district continue to collect or enhance the revenue generated from the levy given the district's current and projected financial position.

The filing deadline with the Board of Elections in order to have a tax levy on the ballot in May is February 2, 2011. The Board has a regular meeting on January 24, 2011 to take action on placing a property tax levy on the May 3, 2011 ballot. What is being proposed are two resolutions requesting the Erie County Auditor to certify the revenue from "replacing" the levy or "renewing" the levy. Replacing the levy will increase revenue to the district by approximately $350,000 per year for five years; renewing will continue to generate the same amount of revenue for another five years.

Motion by Mr. Myers, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to adopt Board Resolution Number 10-11-35, to request the Erie County Auditor to certify the amount of property tax revenue generated from the replacement of a 7.75 mill Current Expense property tax levy on the May 3, 2011 election; Roll Call: All present aye.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Stark, to adopt Board Resolution Number 10-1-36, to request the Erie County Auditor to certify the amount of property tax revenue generated from the renewal of a 7.75 mill Current Expense property tax levy on the May 3, 2011 election; Roll Call: All present aye.

Budget Hearing for Fiscal Year 2011-12:

Motion by Mr. Myers, seconded by Mr. Stark, to adopt Board Resolution Number 10-11-37; to approve the Tax Budget for Fiscal Year 2011-12 and provide public input and inspection. Roll Call: All present aye.

President of the Board Mr. Bodey opened the floor for any other discussion. Mr. Kurt then stated that January is School Board Member Appreciation month and presented each board member a certificate of appreciation from the Ohio School Boards' Association.

Motion by Mr. Stark, seconded by Mr. Lippert to adjourn the Organizational Meeting; Roll Call: All present aye.

At 5:37 p.m. the Organizational Meeting adjourned

Respectfully Submitted

Jude T. Hammond
Treasurer

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