Holley budget and propositions all pass

Staff Reports Posted 20 May 2015 at 12:00 am

Melissa Ierlan is elected as write-in candidate

Photos by Kristina Gabalski – The Holley Central School Music Department held its annual chicken barbecue on Tuesday evening in the Middle/High School Dining Hall.

HOLLEY – The school budget and all propositions on the ballot passed with big margins of support on Tuesday and three candidates were elected to the Board of Education, including one as a write-in.

Melissa Ierlan, the Clarendon code enforcement officer and president of the Clarendon Historical Society, was elected to a three-year term on the Board of Education as a write-in candidate with 121 votes.

There were three open seats on the board, but only two candidates submitted petitions. That left the remaining seat to be filled by write-in.

Incumbents Mark Porter, 358 votes, and Anne Winkley, 381 votes, also were re-elected.

The budget passed, 371-105. The school district is cutting its budget by about $1.7 million to $23,300,000. The budget keeps the tax levy unchanged at $6,741,780.

The proposition authorizing the purchase of school buses passed 333-140. Holley will purchase two full-size school buses, one wheelchair bus and one 30-passenger school bus at a total cost not to exceed $355,000.

The proposition for Community Free Library passed, 378-99. It authorizes the district to raise $108,072 to be used in support of the maintenance and operations of the library in Holley.

Members of the Holley Central School Beginner Band perform under the direction of Hannah Bock during the Elementary School Band and Chorus Spring Concert on Tuesday evening.