Holley budget and propositions all pass
Melissa Ierlan is elected as write-in candidate
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.