Lyndonville budget passes; write-in candidate wins

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 16 May 2017 at 8:57 pm

LYNDONVILLE – The proposed $13,532,000 budget passed, 201 to 31. The budget doesn’t increase taxes. The tax levy remains the same at $4,266,578.

In the race for the Board of Election, incumbent Susan Hrovat won one of the seats in a write-in campaign. She received 132 votes and was elected to a one-year term.

Penny Barry had the most votes, 189, for a three-year term. Darren Wilson had support from 92 voters.

Besides the budget, other propositions all were approved including:

• Authorization to increase taxes for Yates Community Library by 6.4 percent or $5,854, from $91,589 to $97,443 – passed 171 to 59.

• Permission to establish a capital reserve fund with a goal to have up to $4 million in the fund for construction, reconstruction, and other improvements to the district’s facilities, buildings and grounds – passed 198 to 34.

• Authorization to buy one 66-seat passenger school bus for up to $112,000 and one 22-seat passenger, wheel-chair lift equipped van at an estimated a maximum cost of $68,000 – passed 202 to 28.

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