Medina budget passes with 89% approval

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 19 May 2015 at 12:00 am

MEDINA – Residents gave overwhelmingly support today for a proposed $34,802,870 budget that increases spending by 0.94 percent but keeps taxes the same.

The budget passed 376-46. That’s an 89.1 percent approval rate.

The budget maintains existing programming and will increase enrichment offerings in the elementary and middle school.

The budget includes vehicles purchases, which used to be a separate proposition. Taking those out of the regular budget would show a $25,124 decrease compared to the 2014-15 budget, Medina school officials said.

The district will have a new member on the Board of Election. Brian Koch had the second-most votes with 264 of the five candidates seeking three-year terms on the board.

There were three open positions. Two incumbents were re-elected with Ann Bunch getting 305 votes and Renee Paser-Paull receiving 246.

Two other candidates were not elected. Former board member Virginia Nicholson received 209 votes and Danielle Class, 147.