Holley budget passes, and 3 elected to BOE

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 15 May 2018 at 9:58 pm

HOLLEY – District residents approved the school budget and other propositions, while electing three to the Board of Education, including one new member, retired teacher Anne Smith.

The $25,210,000 school budget passed, 437-207. The budget represents a 2.0 percent tax increase, with the tax levy going from $6,968,766 to $7,108,141.

Other propositions include:

• Authorization to spend up to $222,914 for two school buses and a sport utility vehicle, which passed, 418-224.

• Approval of $153,713 in funding for Community Free Library, passed 473-173.

• There were five candidates running for three positions. Two incumbents were re-elected to three-year terms, including Melissa Ierlan, 441; and Mark Porter, 348. Anne Smith was elected with 351, which was 12 more than incumbent Anne Winkley with 339. Nancy Manard MacPhee received 179 votes. The new terms start July 1.

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