Legal Notices - The Millerton News - 11-12-20
A meeting of the plot owners of the Amenia Island Cemetery Association will be held on Tuesday, November 17th at 5:30 p.m. at the Amenia Town Hall, 4988 Route 22 Amenia, NY for the purpose of electing trustees and for such other matters that may properly come before the meeting.
The annual meeting of the trustees will immediately follow the meeting of the plot owners.
Notice of Formation of CharlesNumberOne, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/30/2020. Office location: Dutchess County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1819 Boston Corners Road, Millerton, NY 12546. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.
Notice of Formation of CharlesNYC, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/30/2020. Office location: Dutchess County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1819 Boston Corners Road, Millerton, NY 12546. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.
Village of Millerton
Community Development Block Grant
Please take notice that the Village of Millerton Board of Trustees will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 9:00 AM, via ZOOM (due to current COVID restrictions and Executive Order from the Governor), to invite the public for their input on the 2021 Community Development Block Grant. All members of the public having interest in this matter are invited to attend via Live Facebook viewing.
By order of the
Village Board of Trustees
Kelly Kilmer, Village Clerk
The Town of Amenia Planning Board will be holding a special meeting on November 18, 2020 at 7 pm at the Town Hall. The two regular meetings in November on the 11th and 25th will not be held due to holidays.
NOTICE OF ELECTION
Pine Plains Fire District
Town of Pine Plains
Dutchess County, New York
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to Article 11 of the Town Law, a vote of the qualified voters of the Pine Plains Fire District, Town of Pine Plains, Dutchess County, New York, will be held on December 8, 2020 at the Pine Plains Fire District Firehouse, 7 Lake Road, Pine Plains, New York, between the hours of 6:00 o’clock P.M., and 9:00 o’clock P.M., for the purpose of voting by ballot on the adoption or rejection of the following resolution as adopted by the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Pine Plains Fire District on October 20, 2020:
SHALL THE RESOLUTION, ADOPTED BY THE PINE PLAINS FIRE DISTRICT BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS ON OCTOBER 20, 2020, AS FOLLOWS:
OF THE BOARD OF FIRE COMMISIONERS OF THE
PINE PLAINS FIRE DISTRICT
Be It Resolved
Section 1 The Board of Fire Commissioners of the Pine Plains Fire District, as authorized by Article 11-A of the New York State General Municipal Law, directs that there shall be a public referendum of eligible voters within the Pine Plains Fire District at the commissioners election to be held on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 to determine whether such Service Award Program shall be established effective January 1, 2021.
Section 2 In accordance with Article 11-A of the General Municipal Law, the Pine Plains Fire District shall be the Service Award Program Sponsor and Administrator.
Section 3 The type of program shall be a defined contribution plan as described in Section 218 of Article 11-A. All ‘active volunteer firefighters’ as that term is defined in Article 11-A who are Active Members of the Pine Plains Hose Company, Inc. and who are at least 18 years old shall be eligible to become Service Award Program Participants. Unless participation is waived, an eligible volunteer shall become a Participant on December 31 of the first calendar year after calendar year 2020 during which he or she earns a year of Service Award Program service credit (see Section 5 of this resolution).
Section 4 Active volunteer firefighters shall have the opportunity to earn pension-like benefits, as well as pre-Entitlement Age death and disability benefits, under the Service Award Program. Benefits may be earned for years of active volunteer fire service with the Pine Plains Hose Company after 2020 as well as before 2021 and after 2015 (called ‘prior service;’see Section 6 of this resolution). For each year of Service Award Program service credit earned after 2019, a $1,200 ‘Service Award’ contribution shall be credited to a Participant’s Service Award Program account. For each year of such service credit earned before 2020, a $700 contribution shall be credited to a Participant’s Service Award Program account. The maximum number of years of service credit a Participant may earn is forty (40) years. Investment income earned on and investment/administrative expenses paid from the Service Award Program trust fund assets shall be allocated to each Participant’s Service Award Program account. The Participant’s Service Award Program account balance at any time shall be the Participant’s ‘Accrued Service Award’ as of that time.
A Participant may apply for payment of his or her Accrued Service Award upon attainment of age 60, the ‘Entitlement Age.’ No Service Award shall effectively be paid to any Participant or a Participant’s designated beneficiary before January 1, 2022. Upon attainment of age 60, the Participant shall be paid his or her Accrued Service Award as soon as administratively feasible in the form of a lump-sum payment or in any other equivalent forms of payment selected by the Participant as may be permitted under the terms and conditions authorized by the Board of Fire Commissioners and set forth in the Program Document.
The pre-Entitlement Age death benefit shall be a lump-sum payable to the Participant’s designated beneficiary equal to the Participant’s vested Accrued Service Award. No death benefit shall be payable unless the Participant had acquired a non-forfeitable right to a Service Award (ie until the Participant’s Accrued Service Award is fully vested: see Section 8 of this resolution).
A Participant shall be eligible to be paid a pre-Entitlement Age disability benefit payment under the Service Award Program if such Participant is granted a total and permanent disability by the Social Security Administration, or by any entity which pays benefits under the Volunteer Firefighters’ Benefit Law, or by any other authority approved by the Program Administrator. Such disability benefit shall be a lump-sum payment equal to the Participant’s Accrued Service Award.
Section 5 A year of Service Award Program service credit shall be earned by an eligible volunteer for each calendar year after 2020 during which the eligible volunteer earns at least 50 ‘points’ for participating in volunteer firefighter activities as set forth by the Board of Fire Commissioners in the Service Award Program Point System, as authorized by Section 217 of Article 11-A and during which the volunteer agrees to participate in the Service Award Program. A copy of the Point System is attached to this Resolution. The Board of Fire Commissioners may amend the Point System from time to time, provided such amendments are adopted in accordance with and are allowable under all applicable statutes, rules and regulations. In the event the Point System is amended by the Board of Fire Commissioners, a written explanation of the changes shall be distributed to active volunteer firefighter members of the Pine Hose Company within six months of the later of the date such changes are adopted or are effective.
Section 6 Up to five years of Service Credit may be earned under the Point System by eligible Participants for service prior to January 1, 2021 and after December 31, 2015 with the Pine Hose Company (called ‘prior service’). To be eligible to earn credit for such service, an eligible volunteer member of the Pine Hose Company must earn a year of Service Credit under the point system pn either calendar year 2021 or 2022. Eligible volunteers who die or become totally and permanently disabled in calendar year 2021 or 2022 before they earn a year of service credit under the point system, shall be be given credit for their otherwise allowable prior service if they were deemed by the Board of Fire Commissioners to have been active volunteer firefighters at the time of their death or disablement.
Section 7 Persons who become or continue to be eligible volunteers after attaining the Entitlement Age shall continue to have the opportunity to earn service credit under the Point System even if they have been paid their Accrued Service Award. Any annual post Entitlement Age contribution earned by a Participant shall be credited to the Participant’s program account (and thereby added to their Accrued Service Award) and subsequently paid to the Participant or the Participant’s beneficiary as of the January 1 next following the calendar year during which the volunteer earned such post Entitlement Age service credit.
Section 8 A Participant’s Accrued Service Award shall become fully vested (i.e. a Participant shall obtain a non-forfeitable right to his or her Accrued Service Award) after the Participant: earns at least five (5) years of Service Award Program service credit; attains age 60 or any subsequent age while an eligible volunteer; or, is awarded a Service Award Program total and permanent disability benefit payment.
Section 9 As of December 31 of the year a non-vested Participant ceases to be an eligible volunteer, such non-vested Participant’s Accrued Service Award and earned Service Credit shall be forfeited. The forfeited Service Credit and Accrued Service Award shall be restored if such individual again becomes an active volunteer firefighter member of the Pine Plains Hose Company, Inc. within five years and subsequently earns at least one year of Service Credit under the Point System.
Section 10 The total annual cost of funding the Pine Plains Fire District Service Award Program for current volunteers is estimated to be as much as $38,424 or about $1,750 per active volunteer firefighter member, including the cost of administration. The estimated annual cost to administer the program is about $3,000. The total annual cost is expected to decrease to about $26,400 ($1,200 per active volunteer firefighter member) after ten years when the cost of granting service credit for years before 2021 shall be paid.
Section 11 The Pine Plains Fire District Service Award Program benefit payments shall commence to Participants after December 31, 2021 when they and/or their beneficiaries qualify for payment in accordance with the program provisions set forth I the Program Document.
Section 12 All other provisions of the Pine Plains Fire District Service Award Program shall be in accordance with the Program Document and Article 11-A of the General Municipal Law as amended from time to time as well as any federal or other New York State statutes and regulations applicable to Service Award Programs.
Only residents of the Pine Plains Fire District registered to vote with the Dutchess County Board of Elections on or before November 16, 2020, shall be eligible to vote. Dated October 20, 2020.
Pine Plains Fire District
Board of Fire Commissioners