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May 16, 2007

All school budgets approved

North Country voters pass all spending plans



2007-08 budget: approved 280 to 220.

School Board candidates (one seat): Dan Letourneau was elected with 169 votes, defeating Samuel Blain, 83; Lynn Grovine, 154; and Paul LaValley, 86.

Propositions: Buy five full-size buses and two vans at no more than $476,000 with a tax rate of about 22 cents per $1,000 assessed value, to be reimbursed at 90 percent by state aid, approved 273 to 215.

Raise by tax $23,400 ($7,800 each) for the public libraries in Rouses Point, Champlain and Mooers with a tax rate of just under 5 cents per $1,000, approved 332 to 166.


2007-08 budget: approved 609 to 458.

School Board candidates (one seat): Rod Driscoll was elected with 512 vote. Darcy Purick earned 474 votes.

Proposition: Purchase two 65-passenger school buses and one 30-passenger bus at a cost not to exceed $300,000, approved 664 to 390.

Proposition: General capital reserve fund, 600 to 436.


2007-08 budget: approved 392 to 313.

School Board candidates (one seat): Brian Herkalo, 531 votes.

Proposition: Authorize a $7,064,388 bond issue to address health and safety, code-compliance and energy-efficiency concerns and make additional advancements and necessary repairs and upgrades, approved 432 to 252.


2007-08 budget: approved 198 to 54.

School Board candidates (two seats): Kathleen Lauzon, 196 votes; and Anna Delorimiere, 191 votes.

Propositions: To purchase buses at a cost not to exceed $300,000, approved 215 to 41.

Add a non-voting student member to the School Board for the 2007-08 school year, approved 205 to 47.


2007-08 budget: approved 269 to 92.

School Board candidates (one seat): Jules LaPoint was elected with 239 votes. Amy Belair received 118 votes.

Propositions: To spend $362,880 from Capital Reserve Fund to buy school buses and associated equipment, approved 288 to 61.


2007-08 budget amount: approved 464 to 363.

School Board candidates: Incumbent Linda Piro, with 432 votes, lost to challenger Tracey Schrader, who had 504 votes.

Proposition 1: Levy $120,320 for general operating funds to the Saranac Lake Free Library, approved 587 to 353.

Proposition 2: Allow a high school student attending school within district to serve as ex officio, non-voting member of the School Board, approved 649 to 283.

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