Press-Republican

May 21, 2008

Only Schroon school budget fails

By PRESS-REPUBLICAN STAFF

PLATTSBURGH -- Schroon Lake was the only area school district to see its budget defeated Tuesday.

The $6.53 million budget went down by a 239-189 vote.

The budget was up 13.7 percent from this school year and included a 13.8 increase in the tax levy, which is the amount to be raised by taxes.

The proposition to purchase a new 59-passenger school bus for $99,900 passed, 217 yes votes to 198 no.

The School Board will have to meet to decide what direction to go now that the budget has been defeated.

School Board election results were not available Tuesday night due to a machine malfunction.

AuSABLE VALLEY

The $25,973,503 budget was approved by a 505-355 vote.

The three-year School Board seat went to Robert Douglas, with 660.

The unexpired two-year term was won by Susan Richards with 472 votes. Votes for the other candidates were: William Localio, 57; James Martineau Jr., 292; and Peter Vincent, 62.

BEEKMANTOWN

The $36,149,436 budget was approved by a 393-215 vote.

The two five-year School Board seats were won by Steve Trombley, 490 votes; and Richard Lavigne, 414 votes. Terry Lynn Savage received 244 votes.

The proposition to authorize the renovation of district infrastructure at a cost not to exceed $6,655,455 passed, 385 yes votes to 211 no.

The proposition to purchase three 65-passenger school buses and one 53-passenger school bus with wheelchair station at a cost not to exceed $354,042 passed, 405 yes votes to 161 no.

BOLTON

The $8 million budget passed 226 to 211.

A proposition to purchase a bus passed 236-193.

Elected to the School Board were Anna Persons, with 322 votes, and Chris Gabriels, with 320 votes. Rolf Ronning received 164 votes.

BRUSHTON-MOIRA

The $15,088,456 budget was approved by a 266-116 vote.

The proposition to purchase two buses at a cost not to exceed $196,000 passed, 243 yes votes to 105 no.

The two three-year School Board seats were won by Robert Devins, with 271 votes, and Tracey Edwards-Warren, with 303 votes. Gayle Martin received 142 votes.

CHATEAUGAY

The $10,547,378 budget was approved by a 180-15 vote.

The proposition to purchase two buses at a cost not to exceed $120,043 passed, 157 yes votes to 24 no.

School Board (two three-year seats): David Roach, 158 votes; and William Harrigan, 170 votes.

CHAZY

The $9,023,191 budget was approved by a 236-58 vote.

School Board (one four-year term): Mark Henry, 207 votes.

The proposition to provide $19,100 for Chazy Public Library passed, 209 yes votes to 60 no.

CROWN POINT

The $6.15 million budget was approved by a 175-46 vote.

School Board (three three-year terms): Jacalyn Popp, 175 votes; Kevin Gadway, 167 votes; and write-in candidate Sharon Reynolds, 82 votes.

ELIZABETHTOWN-LEWIS

The $7,720,360 budget was approved by a 166-64 vote.

School Board (two seats): Kari Ratliff, 176 votes; and Robert Wagner, 190 votes.

KEENE

The $5.1 million budget was approved by a 110-68 vote.

School Board (two three-year terms): Jim Giglinto, 143 votes; and Teresa Cheetham-Palen, 148 votes.

LAKE PLACID

The $15,266,833 budget was approved by a 337-163 vote.

School Board (three three-year seats): Daniel Nardiello, 366 votes; Phil Baumbach, 368 votes; and Pat Grant, 352 votes.

The proposition to lease a school bus for an amount not to exceed $19,000 passed, 368 yes votes to 115 no.

MALONE

The $41,382,121 budget was approved by a 311-116 vote.

The proposition to purchase new buses at a cost not to exceed $379,697 passed, 278 yes votes to 105 no.

School Board (two five-year seats): Tania Marlow, 385 votes; and Derek Sprague, 385 votes.

MINERVA

The $5.3 million budget was approved by a 106-69 vote.

The one five-year School Board term went to Michael Corey with 93 votes. Ricale Howe received 88 votes.

MORIAH

The $13.35 million budget was approved by a 335-252 vote.

Elected to three-year School Board seats were Timothy Breeyear, 401 votes; Terrie Decker, 405; and Jody Olcott, 368. Peter Gilbo won the two-year seat with 347 votes.

The propositions to purchase a school bus with handicapped-access lift for $105,930 passed, 317 yes votes to 258 no.

The proposition to purchase a van for $24,000 passed, 304 yes votes to 272 no.

NEWCOMB

The $4,217,747 budget was approved by a 73-14 vote.

School Board: Steven Freiman, 59 votes (five-year term); and Kevin Bolan, 71 votes (one-year term).

NORTHERN ADIRONDACK

The $17,748,616 budget was approved by a 243-43 vote.

Michael Carter won the five-year School Board seat with 157 votes, while Richard Harriman received 100 votes and Jeremy Brunton, 46.

The propositions to purchase three 66-passenger buses at a cost not to exceed $275,574 passed, 221 yes votes to 33 no.

NORTHEASTERN CLINTON

The $27.3 million budget was approved by a 282-159 vote.

School Board (two five-year seats): Randy LaCount, 314 votes; and Tammy Gonyo, 310 votes.

The proposition to purchase one 48-passenger bus, two 22-passenger buses and one 19-passenger bus at a cost not to exceed $257,828 passed, 263 yes votes to 165 no.

The proposition to provide $8,000 to each of the libraries in Champlain, Mooers and Rouses Point passed, 291 yes votes to 141 no.

PERU

The $41,152,074 budget was approved by a 524-383 vote.

The two School Board seats were won by Lisa Crosby, with 539 votes, and Dave Hall, with 620 votes. Milton Henry received 409 votes.

The propositions to purchase three school buses failed, 474 no votes to 417 yes.

PLATTSBURGH

The $36,856,096 budget was approved by a 453-149 vote.

School Board (two seats): Patricia Bentley, 483 votes; and Steve Sullivan, 462 votes.

The proposition to purchase property near Momot Elementary at cost of $53,000 using EXCEL aid, passed, 428 yes votes to 151 no.

SALMON RIVER

The $24,097,974 budget was approved by a 193-64 vote.

The proposition to purchase buses and a sport-utility vehicle at a cost not to exceed $300,000 passed, 198 yes votes to 57 no.

Emily Lauzon won one School Board seat with 184 votes; Judith Stark, with 144 votes, defeated Matthew Mainville, 109 votes, for a second seat; and Shannon Nye, with 171 votes, took the final seat, defeating Sue Ellen Jacobs, with 75 votes.

SARANAC

The $30,612,896 budget was approved by a 268-103 vote.

School Board candidates: Lori Saunders won the five-year term, 231 votes; Charlene Favro, with 189 votes, defeated Larry Christon, with 163 votes, for an unexpired three-year term; Tracy Allen, with 208 votes, defeated Daniel Goslin, with 157 votes, for a five-year term.

SARANAC LAKE

The $26,779,364 budget was approved by a 650-477 vote.

School Board candidates (two five-year terms): Esther Arlan and Clyde Baker.

The propositions to allocate $126,336 for Saranac Lake Free Library passed, 780 yes votes to 418 no.

The proposition to change the School Board term limit from five years to three years, effective July 2009, passed, 986 yes votes to 208 no.

The proposition to spend not more than $1 million to replace the windows in Petrova Elementary/Middle School passed, 699 yes votes to 503 no.

ST. REGIS FALLS

The $7,573,274 budget was approved by a 121-82 vote.

School Board candidates (two five-year seats): Karen Wilson, 159 votes; and William LaBounty, 171 votes.

The proposition to purchase new buses at a cost not to exceed $162,831, passed 145 yes votes to 61 no.

TICONDEROGA

The $16.6 million budget was approved by a 428-230 vote.

School Board (three three-year terms): Paula Besson, 401 votes; John Reale Sr., 481 votes; and Christopher Burns Sr., 457 votes, were elected to the board. Lucy Bilow received 317 votes.

TUPPER LAKE

The $16,035,269 budget was approved by a 346-103 vote.

School Board (two three-year seats): Michael Dechene, 361 votes; and Patrick Facteau, 352 votes.

The propositions to spend not more than $220,000 to purchase two school buses and one driver's education vehicle passed, 344 yes votes to 88 no.

WESTPORT

The $4,980,241 budget was approved by a 175-88 vote.

The five-year School Board seat went to Jim Carroll, with 198 votes. Dwayne Stevens took the four-year seat, with 131 votes. George King received 119 votes.

WILLSBORO

The $7,738,440 budget was approved by a 233-99 vote.

Elected to the School Board were Craig Jackson, 200 votes, and Andrea Robare, with 251 votes. Scott Hommes received 174 votes.