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Lyme School Dist IV Request

Lyme School Dist IV Request

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FERRARA.
FIORENZA. LARRISON.
BARRETT
S
REITZ.
P.c.
BENJAMIN
J.
FERRARA
NICHOLAS
J.
FIORENZA
MARC
H.
REITZ
HENRY
F.
SOBOTASUSAN
T.JOHNSCRAIG
M.
ATLASJOSEPH
C.
SHIELDS
DONALD
E.
BUDMEN
COLLEEN
W.
HEINRICH
MILES
C.
LAWLOR
MICHAEL
L.
DODD
ERIC
J.
W,LSONBRIAN
J.
SMITH
Via E-Mail Only
Hon. Jeffrey CohenActing Secretary
ATTORNEYS
AND
COUNSELORS
AT
LAW
5010
CAMPUSWOODDRIVE
EAST
SYRACUSE.
NEW
YORK
13057
TELEPHONE,
(315)
437-7600
FACSIMILE,
(315)
437-7744'
*NOT
FOR SERVICE
OF
PROCESS
jshields@ferrarafirm.comMay 10, 2013NYS Board on Electric GenerationSiting and the Environment3 Empire State PlazaAlbany,
New
York 12223
Re: Lyme Central School District Request for Interveuor Funds
SENIOR
COUNSEL
DENNIS
T.
BARRETT
CHARLES
E.
SYMONS
KATHERINE
E.
CAVETTCHRISTOPHER
M.
MILITELLOJOSEPH
J.
BUFANO
HEATHER
M.
COLEBRIAN
HARTMANN
Case
No.
12-F-0410: Application
of
Cape Vincent Wind Power, LLC,
for
aCertificate
of
Environmental Compatibility
and
Public Need to Constructand Approximately 200-285 Megawatt Wind Electric Generating Facility inthe Town
of
Cape Vincent,
New
York
Dear Mr. Cohen:Our office is general counsel to the Lyme Central School District. Attached please findthe School District's request for intervenor funds
in
the above-referenced matter. Please notethat biographies
of
the attorneys retained
by
the School District are attached as Exhibit "A".Additionally, documents relevant to the appointment
of
our law firm as counsel to the SchoolDistrict are attached as Exhibit "B".Thank you for your courtesies.Very truly yours,
FERRARA, FIORENZA, LARRISON, BARRETT
&
REITZ,
P.C.
JGS:camAttachmentscc: Paul Agresta, Presiding Examiner (via e-mail)Richard F. Chandler, Director, Business Development,
BP
(via e-mail)Karen Donahue, Superintendent
of
Schools (via e-mail)
 
Form
RFIF
(2/12/13)
Request
for Intervenor
Funds
Instructions: Provide all applicable information
by
filling
in
the text
boxes
as
indicated.
If
necessary,
attach
additional information
in
a
separate document.
This request
is
to
be submitted
either
electronically (preferred)
orby
regular mail.
To
submit
this
request
electronically,
save your
changes
and
attach
it
to
an
e-mail
sent
to:
secretary@dps.ny.govTo submit this request by regular mail,
print
it
and mail
it
to:
Secretary,
NYS
Board on Electric Generation
Siting and
the Environment
3 Empire State
Plaza
Albany,
NY
12223Copies must also
be
submitted
to
the Presiding Examiner and
other
parties
to
the proceeding.
TO
THE
SECRETARY:
I hereby provide a request
for
intervenor
funds in
the
following Article 10
case
before
the
NYS
Board
on
Electric Generation Siting and
the
Environment:
Case
Number:
Title
of
Case:
Name
of
Party:Contact Person:
Firm
Name:
Contact Address:Contact Telephone Number:Contact E-mail Address:
Amount
of
Funds Requested:
12-F-0410
Application of
Cape
Vincent
Wind
Power,
LLC,
for
a
Certificate of EnvironmentalCompatibility and Public Need
to
Construct
and
Approximately
200-285 Megawatt
Wind
Electric GeneratingFacility
in
the
Townof
Cape
Vincent,
New
YorkLyme Central School
DistrictKaren
Donahue, Superintendent of Schools
P.O. Box 219
11868
Academy
Street
Chaumont, New York
13622
(315) 649-2417
kdonahue@lymecsd.org
$15.000
Page RFIF-1
 
IF
NECESSARY,
ATTACH
ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION
IN
A
SEPARATE
DOCUMENT.
The basis
of
eligibility
for
intervenor funds
is
as
follows:
(Check
one)
o
o
i(a)
Eligible
Municipal
Party[County,
city, town or
village
located
in
New
York
State
that
may
be
affected
by
the
proposed
major electric generating facility)
Eligible
Individual
Local
Party
(Person
residing
In
a community
who
may
be
Individually
affected
by
the proposed
major
electric generating facility)
Eligible Group
Local
Party
[Persons
residing
in
a community
who
may
be
collectively
affected
by
the proposed
major
electric generating facility)
Provide a statement
of
the number
of
persons the requesting party represents:
The
Lyme Central School
District
submits
this
request
In
the
Interests
of
its
taxpayers,
The
School
District
serves
365
students In grades
Pre-K through
12, and
its
boundaries include
all
or
portions
of
the
following municipalities:
the
Town
of
Lyme,
the
Village
of
Chaumont. the
Town
of
Clayton,
the
Town
of
Cape Vincent,
and
the
Town
ofBrownville.
i(b)
Provide a statement
of
the nature
of
the interests
the
requesting party represents:
The
Lyme
Central School
District
submits
this
request
in
the
Interestsofits
taxpayers,
who
would
benefit
from
a
Board
of
Education more
fully
informed
of
the
Article 10
process,
and additional resources
to
faciUtate
tho
negotiation
of
an
equitable payment
In
lleu
of
taxes (PILOT)
agreement betweenthe School Districtand
BP.
2(a) Provide a statement
of
the efforts
that
have
been made
to
obtain funds from other sources:
There are
no known
funding sources
outside
of taxpayer funds.
2(b) Provide a statement
of
the availability
of
funds from the resources
of
the
requesting party:
The
resources
of
the
Lyme
Central
School
District
are
limited,
The total
proposed
budget
for
the
2013-2014
~chool
year,
beginning
on July
1,
2013,Is
$7,712,330.
Of
that,the
School
Districthas
aliotted
only
$7,500
to
"Contractual-Attorney
Fees".
ASide
from
advice
related to the
Article
10
process
and
the
possible
negotiation
of
a
PilOT
agreement,
such
funds
must
cover
legal
services
provided
pUfliiuant
to
other
Issues that
regularly
arise
during
the course of
the
year.
The
School
District
is
further limited
in
its
ability
to
raises
taxes
by
a
2%
tax cap
imposed
by
law.
2(c) Provide a statement
of
the availability of funds from the resources
of
sources other than therequesting party:
3(a)
o
There are
no
known
funding
sources
outside
of
taxpayer
funds.
Indicate the type
of
funds being sought:
(Check
one)
Pre·Applicatlon
Stage
Funds
[Generallyavailableupon
the filing
by
the
project Applicant of a Preliminary
Seoping
Statement
(PSS))
Application
Stage
Funds
[Generally available
upon
the filing
by
the
Project
Applicant of
an
Article 10
Application)
Page
RFIF·2

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