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May 22, 2013

Tupper Lake, Newcomb, Minerva budgets fail

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“We do hope to have a series of community meetings, and hopefully we’ll have a better turnout,” he said.

Here’s a look at vote totals from each district:

AuSABLE VALLEY 

The $29,677,914 budget was approved by a vote of 445 to 218.

The tax levy will go up 3.8 percent.

In the School Board race for Term B, Susan J. Richards won, with 429 votes, and Charles A. Potthast Jr. received 243. The other two terms were uncontested, with Scott R. Bombard garnering 482 votes and David B. Whitford, 437.

BEEKMANTOWN

The $37,642,566 budget was approved by a vote of 654 to 385.

The tax levy will increase 3.5 percent.

Two five-year seats on the School Board were won by Andrew Brockway, with 578 votes, and Ed Marin, with 609. Michael Hagadorn won the two-year seat with 557 votes. Kenneth Maurer Sr. garnered 537 votes, and Richard LaVigne got 444. 

A proposition to reduce the term of office of School Board members from five to three years passed by a vote of 836 to 162.

BRUSHTON-MOIRA

The $16,906,875 budget was approved by a vote of 177 to 110.

The tax levy will rise 4.97 percent.

In the School Board vote, Joey St. Mary, with 221 votes, and George Martin, with 179, were elected. Vitaline LaPage received 121 votes.

A proposition to purchase two school buses at a cost not to exceed $205,580 passed 150 to 113.

CHATEAUGAY CENTRAL

The $11,718,039 budget budget was approved by a vote of 168 to 41.

The tax levy will increase 4.69 percent. 

In the School Board election, Susan Jones-King received 157 votes in an unopposed race. John McCormick, also unopposed, received 166. Tony Martin was elected to a third seat with 116 votes to 96 for Kip Young.

A proposition to purchase a school bus at a cost not to exceed $89,076 passed by a vote of 152 to 38.

CHAZY CENTRAL

The $9,887,215 budget was approved by a vote of 222 to 52.

The tax levy will decrease 1.99 percent.

In the School Board election, Term A went to Tim Howley with 183 votes, and Melissa Dudyak received 92 votes.  For Term B, Joey Trombley, running unopposed, had 201 votes.

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