Lyndonville school budget approved, Thurber elected to BOE

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 June 2020 at 9:31 am

LYNDONVILLE – School district voters passed the school budget, approved funding for buses and the library, and also elected Jerod Thurber to the Board of Election.

The absentee ballots were counted on Tuesday. The district, like others in the state, didn’t do in-person voting due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The district had 581 people vote for the budget, compared to 159 during the last election on May 21,2019.

• School budget, approved with 432 in favor and 149 opposed: The $14,698,217 is up by $526,516, mainly due to increased bond payments. The budget increases the tax levy by 2 percent.

• Proposition #2, Yates Community Library, approved in 379-202 vote: The $108,873 for the library is up by $5,123 or 4.94 percent from the $103,750 in 2019-20.

• Proposition Transportation for bus purchase, approved 447-134: The district will spend up to $130,000 for a new 64-seat bus, using money from a transportation reserve fund. It will replace a bus No. 90 from 2010.

• Board of Education: There were five candidates for one seat on the Board of Education. Jerod Thurber was elected with 205 votes. Other candidates include incumbent Kelly Cousins, 186; Ralph Smith, 95; Ace Strickland, 48; and Jeanne Crane, 40.

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