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Holley voters oppose BOE reduction

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 May 2014 at 12:00 am

Holley, Kendall and Lyndonville budgets pass

Voters approved school budgets in Holley, Kendall and Lyndonville. In the closest vote in Orleans County for a proposition, Holley opposed reducing the size of the Board of Education from seven to five seats. That vote was 290 opposed to 287 in favor.

Holley’s $25,070,000 budget is cutting taxes by $800,000 or 10.6 percent. That budget passed, 443-138.

Voters approved, 403 to 172, a proposition to establish a capital reserve fund for up to $2.5 million.

A proposition to raise $104,705 in taxes for the Community Free Library passed 450 to 131.

Three BOE members were elected with incumbents Robin Silvis, 390, and Salvatore DeLuca Jr., 373, each receiving three-year terms. Former Board President John Heise will return to the board after taking a year off. He received 368 votes and will serve a two-year term.

Kendall

It was smooth sailing in Kendall with the $14,826,116 budget passing, 196-46. The 2014-15 budget will increase taxes by 1.36 percent.

A proposition to spend up to $250,000 from the district’s school replacement reserve fund passed 195-46.

A new member was elected to the Board of Education. Chaley Swift, the lone candidate for a five-year term, received 220 votes. She replaces Lucille Welch who decided against seeking re-election after 10 years on the board.

Lyndonville

The $13,188,750 budget passed and so did a transportation reserve account. Voters also approved creating a new capital reserve account that would have up to $2 million. The money can only be expended with voter approval.

Voters also approved $84,637 for Yates Community Library.

Incumbent Susan Hrovat was re-elected to a three-year term. She was unopposed.