Holley budget passes by 2-to-1 ratio; Winkley elected as write-in

Photos by Tom Rivers: The propositions for Tuesday’s vote at Holley Central School are displayed in the foyer of the Holley Junior-Senior High School.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 May 2019 at 10:16 pm

HOLLEY – The proposed school budget of $25,780,000 for 2019-20 passed in a public vote today with 355 yes votes, and 170 no’s.

The budget will increase spending by 2.2 percent or $570,000, and will raise taxes by 2.5 percent or $177,704, from $7,108,141 to $7,285,845.

Other propositions on the ballot include:

• Authorization to spend up to $178,000 for a large (72 seat) school bus and a small (30 seat) bus, passed 331 to 198.

• Authorization to collect $170,197 for the Community Free Library, passed 378 to 151.

• Two people were elected to three-year terms to the Board of Education. John Heise was re-elected with 340 votes. He was the only candidate to submit a petition and get his name on the ballot.

The other spot was filled by write-in votes. Former BOE member Anne Winkley had the most write-in votes with 132, followed by Leanna SanFilippo with 51, Dirk Lammes with 34, and Kerri Neale with 27.

After voting, residents were welcome to have a piece of cake at Holley. The cake was from the senior game for Holley’s unified basketball game. There were some extra pieces that were brought out to the foyer.

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