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Vol. 5 No. 39 Second Class Postage has been paid at Farmingdale, N„ Y. 11735 Thursday, May 16, 1968
BUDGET TO BE RESUBMITTED
The District 22 Board of Education this week voted to
resubmit another budget to the voters on Wednesday, June
22 between 10 a. m. and 10 p. m. A budget figure is presently
being worked on by the Board. The plan to resubmit the
budget, was determined by a six to one board vote, with Trustee
Josephine Jones voting in the negative.
Trustee A„ Terry Weathers stated that he had received
many calls from taxpayers not to resubmit the budget but to
go on austerity. He called the recent budget defeat due largely
to the " irresponsible, distorted scare sheet ever distributed
during his time in the district". Weathers referred to a
publication by a group called ' DEBT'. But he claimed that
' love keeps no record of wrong* and he felt that the voters
were entitled to a second chance.
Most of the time during Monday night's Board meeting
was spent by taxpayers on explaining codes which could be
cut. Weathers pointed out that about 87% of the budget was
mandated, leaving a small portion of the budget where cuts
might be made.
Trustee Weathers also stated that up until this point he had
not received any concrete suggestions from anyone prior to
the vote on how the sum could have been lowered.,
Ed Werner of North Massapequa questioned the validity
of the Youth Council budget, which he termed a ' private corporation,
1 getting on the ballot. Trustee Bernard Lang pointed
out that this was by executive law 422 and 423 of the State
of New York and that the school board had no jurisdiction
over the Youth Council.
School Attorney Kendrick E. Smith said that the only way
this could be changed was by legislation.
Several taxpayers questioned the Board about the feasibility
of buying buses for school district use.
Trustee Thomas Lavan's motion was passed that legislation
for absentee ballots for full time residents of school district
be investigated by the Nassau Suffolk School Boards Association
and the New York State School Boards Association.
Other taxpayers suggestions included the increasing of the
walking distance of school district students and the placement
of a transportation proposition on a separate place on the
Trustee Leroy Mollineaux spoke up and reminded the board
that he was the only one to vote'no' on the first vote on the budget
proposal. He seemed perturbed that the Civil Service employees
of the district did not have a contract and that the teachers
V. F. W. Installs King As Commander
did. He stated that " If each teacher would give back $ 100
and each administrator $ 1000 of their pay raises , the budget
problem would be solved."
The Board also held a meeting on Wednesday night from
8: 30 to 10: 15 p. m. to hear further suggestions from taxpayers.
Several transportation bids were received with considerable
discussion given to the low bidder, County School Service.
It was pointed out by the Board that if a three year contract
was entered into, the board would need voter authorization.
A saving of $ 94,296 would be realized yearly by accepting a
three year contract and a $ 119,170 would be saved on a one
year contract. It was pointed out that a three year contract
costs more on an annual basis because of built in possible
pay raises for bus employees. The amount budgeted in the
defeated vote on May 8th was $ 903,180. County School Service
bid called for $ 808,904 annually on a three year contract and
$ 784,010 on a one year contract.
The school board also announced the names of taxpayers
appointed to a Finance Committee who would assist them
in budgetary matters. Named were: John Gillies, Norman
Malkin, Stanley Feigenbaum, Frank Bagli, Joan Ferraris,
William A. Profriedt and Arthur Hein.
During the course of the meeting a taxpayer asked Business
Manager, Jack Zutt whether he was in favor of the school
board entering into the purchase of their own buses. Zutt
explained that " in his opinion, he always felt that it would
be better. Not so much because of a cost decrease, which
would be minimal, but because the school district would
have better control of the hiring of bus drivers etc."
The Board approved the motion to add the names of Christopher
James Barber and Robert Daniel Cicio to the Memorial
plaque in the hall of the Farmingdale Senior High School.
Barber and Cicio were recently killed in action in Vietnam.
Registration for the June 22 vote will take place on Saturday,
June 15 from 10 a. m. to 10 p. m. at the Weldon E. Howitt
Junior High School.
Another public budget hearing was scheduled for Monday,
May 20 at 10 p. m. at the Weldon E. Howitt Junior High School.
The Board will meet in executive session prior to the open
5.9 Million Expansion
To Begin At College
Charles King was installed as
Commander of Post 516 VFW and
Edith Greenstein as President of
the Ladies Auxiliary at ceremonies
held at the Post on Saturday
Guest speakers included:
Farmingdale Mayor Joseph Zu-reck,
Congressman James R.
Grover and State Assemblyman
Other officers installed were:
Walter Wohlars, Senior Vice
Commander and Jack Monroe,
Junior Vice Commander; Al
Woods, Quartermaster, Ed
Yawalski, Chaplain; George
Spies, Adjutant; Michael Daddio,
Judge Advocate; William Galpine,
Surgeon; Pat McGarth, Americanism
Chairman; William Buc-ario,
Historian; Sal Guanarie,
Service Officer; and Robert Armstrong,
Other Ladies Auxiliary officers
installed were: Mildred
Ryan, Senior Vice President;
Henrietta Savage, Junior Vice
President; Bobby Posillico,
Chaplain; Barbara Eich, Treasurer;
Helen Walsh, Secretary,
Ann Trudden, Conductress; Mary
Yawalski, Patriotic Instructor;
Ella Wuerth, Historian and Kay
A plaque was presented to Mrs.
Ann Hantusch, honoring her late
husband, Bill Hantusch.
Awards for service to veterans
were presented by outgoing Commander,
Fred Wuerth to Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Klesh of the Farming-dale
Observer; Irving Rudomenof
Norman's Stationary and Sid Shapiro
of Sids Jewelers.
Service pins for five years of
service were presented to Joe
Floriano, Martin Vogel Jr. and
Walter Wohlows; ten year pins
were presented to Bob Conti,
A. Parla, and Al Stewart; 15year
pin to Frank Savage and a 20
year pin to Bill Leykam.
Governor Rockefeller announced
this week that bids are
now being accepted for the construction
of a $ 5.9 million Dormitory
and Dining Hall Complex
at the State University Agricultural
and Technical College at
The project consists of four
dormitories and a dining hall.
Each of the shaped dormitories
will accommodate housing for
158 students and will have reading
rooms, student lounges, recreational
spaces, and an apartment
for the dormitory director.
The Dining Hall will accommodate
a total of 1,600 students and
is arranged as a series of small
Related site work will provide
major utility and other services
to the individual dormitories and
the dining room, as well as staff
parking facilities, and outdoor
recreational spaces. The new
facilities are expected to be
available for the 1970 academic
Approximately $ 10.4 million
worth of construction has been
completed at the Agricultural and
Technical College at Farming-dale.
Present full- time student
enrollment is 3,500, with an additional
6,000 students attending
classes part time.
Bids for construction of the
Dormitory and Dining Hall Complex
will be opened on June 19,
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