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I\TTORNEY AT LAW

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January12,2011

Dr. Lany Zacher


Superintendant
JordanElbridgeCentralSchoolDistrict
9 NorthChapPellSheet
P.O.Box902
Jordan,NewYork 13080

RB: JeannePieklik

DearDr. Zacher:
As you
I am writing this letter on behalfof the ConcemedCitizensfor Jordan-Elbridge.
Board of Education' Several
know, we havehad severalproblemswith the Jordan-Elbridge
issueshavebeenrecentlybroughtto our attentionregarding Jeanne Pieklikwhichwe feelrequire
swiftaction.
Ms. Pieklikno
We havebeenmadeaware,throughan extremelyreliablesoutrce'that
longerresidesin the Jordan-Elbridge SchoolDistrict. Shehas,in fact, movedin with Danny
- oflice states"A school
Mevecat his homein Cazenovia.EducationLaw $2112 Yacating
districtoffrcebecomes vacantby death,resignation,refusalto serve,incapacityor removalfrom
- states"1. Everyoffice
the district or office.', In addition,sectionl30 Creationof Vacancies
the expirationof the
shallbe vacantuponthe happeningof one of tir. followingeventsbefore
a local officer'of the
termtherof:... (d) his ceasingto be an inhabitantof the state,or if he be
be a residentwhen
subdivision,or municipal corporationof which he is required to
chosen."
a person
With this said, StateElection Law definesa residenceas "that place where
located,
maintainsa fixed, permanentandprincipalhomeandto which he, wherevertemporarily
alwaysintendsto return." A reiidenceis consideredchosenthrough"intentandaction'"

ClearlyMs. pieklik showsno intentto retumto the Jordan-Elbridge SchoolDistrict' She


intentto retum
hasmovedin with a significantother,a movetiratis not typicallymadewith the
that Mr' Mevec
to yotll original homeor to be temporaryin any way. In addition,it is known
andMs. pieklik arerenovatinghis ho*.io accommodate her daughterso that shecanlive in the
homein cazenoviaher
homeas well. This showsher inlent and actionto makeMr' Mevec's
pennanent residence.
JanRoD W. Sutru, EsQ.
ATTORNEYAT LAW

for
In addition,Ms. pieklik wasrequiredto be a residentof the District as a prerequisite
accordingto
eligibilityto serveasa BoardMember. Sincesheno longermeetsthis requirement'
EducationLaw, sheis no longereligibleto seryeon the Board of Education'
the aforementioned

In addition,uponreviewof FOIL documents obtained,Ms, Pielkik'soath of Officewas


PublicOfficers
not properlynotarizedand datedas all otherBoardMembersdocumentswere^
,,Thefailureto properlytake and file an oathof office within 30 daysafterthe
Law $10states
officecausesthe
commencement of the term of officeto whichthememberis electedcausesthe
asExhibit"A".
officeto becomevacant.',A copyollMs. Pielkik'sOathof Officeis att;ached
Office'
As you are aware,the BoarrJfired Mr. Scrofor not properlyfiling his Oathof
there
shedid not properlyfile the Oath,therefore, is
Ms. pielkik,sOathof Offrceis void because
a vacancyon theBoard.
no longer
In light of this information,it is my dutyto ilform you thatsinceMs' Pieklikis
Boardof Education, thereis a vacancy to be filled. Due
eligibleto seryeon the Jordan-Elbridge
to the exorbitantlegal fees incurreduy the Jordan-Elbridge SchoolDistrict at the handsof the
taxpayers*q dl
Boardof Educatio,iL.qr.rt that you do what is in the bestinterestof the
from the Board of
involved and recommendto the Board that JeannePieklik be removed
Education:
not
I look forwardto hearingfrom you on this matteras soonas possible.If I do
hearfromyou within threebusinessdays,I will pursuethisthroughlegalmeans'

Verytruly yours,

w. SMITH,ESQ.

JWS/tlk
SeeExhibit"A"
Cc: William SPeck
JEBOE
MarryAllen AlleY,President
CONSTITUTION- STATEOF NEW YORK

ARTICLE XIII

PUBLIC OFT'ICERS

I do solemnly swear (or effirm) thct I will support the Constifnfisn of the United $tateq

rnd thc Conrtitution of the Stste of New York and tbat I wil fei&fulty discharge &e dtties

of tbe office ofl

SCHOOLBOARDIWMBER

(Ttde of Position)

best of my abtlity.
of the Jordan Elbridge Central ScboolDtstrict, rccording to the
'ln
I Q , ' ' , , , " t\-
*L{ <-zr-ritl \lLii-v
Signafire qf Offier
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W-fterca-0
Addresr

STATtsOF DTEWYORK
COUNTYOF Of{ONDAGA

Swom to bdore me this

dayof

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