Holley approves budget, propositions

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 16 May 2017 at 10:42 pm

HOLLEY – School district voters passed the budget, propositions and elected two members to the Board of Education today.

There were three candidates on the ballot for two open seats (3-year terms) on the Board of Education. Incumbent Robin Silvis received the most votes, 337, followed by Andrea Newman at 291. Salvatore DeLuca Jr. wasn’t re-elected to the BOE, coming in a close third with 280 votes.

The proposed $24,500,000 budget was approved, 346-167. The budget is up by $100,000 or 0.4 percent and will increase the tax levy by 1.35 percent.

Residents also voted on these propositions:

• Authorizing the purchase of school buses (two large and two small), a pickup truck, grounds maintenance equipment and choral risers – at a total cost not to exceed $496,600 – approved 326-188.

• Proposition No. 3 – support of the Holley Community Free Library. The proposed library budget for the 2017-2018 school year is $125,247 – passed 384-134.

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