Holley budget passes, 4 elected to BOE

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 May 2021 at 9:50 pm

(Editor’s Note: This was updated from an earlier version that stated three candidates were elected to the BOE instead of four.)

HOLLEY – The school district’s proposed $26,150,000 budget passed today, with 359 yes votes and 137 against.

The budget increases spending by 1.44 percent or $370,000 from $25,780,000, the amount the past two school years. The budget increases taxes by 1.95 percent to $7,572,763, which is under the tax cap.

• Proposition No. 2 authorizes up to $318,000 to purchase two 72-seat passenger school buses and one 22-seat bus – passed 338 to 160.

• Proposition No. 3 authorizes $189,287 for Community Free Library in Holley – passed 358 to 141.

• Board of Education – Four candidates were elected to the Board of Education with three getting 3-year terms: Brian McKeon with 301 votes, Anne Smith with 298, and Salvatore DeLuca Jr. with 258. Tracy Van Ameron, 241 votes, was elected to a one-year term.

There were three other candidates: Nancy MacPhee, 178; Jennifer Verhagen, 170; and Michelle Hodge, 160.