BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

Voters reject Fonda-Fultonville project

FONDA – Fonda-Fultonville school district voters today rejected a proposed $19.8 million capital project.

The vote was 462 in favor and 327 against, but the measure needed 60 percent voter approval to pass, and it received only 58.5 percent voter approval.

The proposal was projected to increase the tax rate by 53 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value beginning in 2016.

The 2014-15 Fonda-Fultonville school budget, meanwhile, was approved by voters in a vote of 494-279. The $24.94 million budget includes a 1.75 percent tax-levy increase.

The winners of the school board elections were Michael Lewis and Dennis Eggelston.

In other local school district voting today:

Gloversville

Voters in the Gloversville Enlarged School District approved the proposed 2014-15 budget in a vote of 461-176.

The $61.7 million budget includes a tax-levy increase of 1.66 percent.

The winners of the school board elections were E. Lynn Brown, Richard Carlson and Paula Brown-Weinstock.

Johnstown

Voters in the Greater Johnstown School District approved the proposed 2014-15 budget.

The $30.3 million budget contains a tax-levy increase of 2.47 percent.

Voters also approved a bus purchase.

The winners of the school board elections were Angela Clizbe, Scott Miller and Evamarie Mraz.

Northville

NORTHVILLE – Northville Central School District voters Tuesday rejected the proposed 2014-15 budget, which exceeded the state-imposed property tax cap.

The vote was 255 in favor and 179 against, but the measure required 60 percent voter approval and fell five votes short.

The $10.6 million budget proposal increased spending by 3.24 percent and required a tax-levy increase of more than 1.12 percent.

Voters elected Dean Shepard to the school board.

Voters also approved a library proposition in a vote of 224 to 208 and a bus proposition in a vote of 263 to 157.

More on local school budget votes and school board elections will appear in Wednesday’s print and online editions.