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School budgets pass easily in Albion, Lyndonville and Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 May 2019 at 8:51 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers: The sign near the back of the Ronald L. Sodoma Elementary School in Albion directs residents where they should go for voting in the school’s conference room.

The school budgets passed overwhelming in Albion, Lyndonville and Medina, three districts in Orleans County where voting ended at 8 p.m. The polls are open until 9 p.m. in Holley and Kendall.

ALBION – The $35,555,151 budget passed with 85. 2 percent in favor, 479 to 83.

• Voters also approved, 491 to 67, to spend $505,000 from the School Bus Purchase Reserve Fund to buy school buses during the 2020-21 school year.

• Authorization to collect $714,920 for Hoag Library passed, 434 to 127.

• Two candidates were elected to five-year terms on the Board of Education. Linda Weller received the most votes at 323, followed by incumbent David Sidari at 290. Two other candidates were close but weren’t elected. Gregg Boose Sr. received 284 votes and Joyce Riley, 221.

LYNDONVILLE – The $14,171,700 budget passed with  78.6 percent in favor, 125 to 34.

Other propositions all passed, including:

• Yates Community Library ($103,750), 114 yes and 46 no.

• Allowing one student to serve as ex-officio, not-voting member of the Board of Education, 114 yes and 44 no.

• Authorization to appropriate and expend up to $260,000 from Transportation Vehicle Reserve, 123 yes and 37 no.

• Board of Education members, 3 seats available: Vernon Fonda, 126; Kristin Nicholson, 111; and Harold Suhr, 94.

MEDINA – The $40,284,425 budget passed with 88.4 percent in favor, with 375 yes and 49 no.

• Three people were elected to the Board of Education with Kellie Schrader-Hurrell (313 votes) and Wendi Pencille (304 votes), both getting three-year terms. Lori Draper (296 votes) was elected to a two-year term. Mary Eileen Hare also received 200 votes.

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