School Budget Vote 2018

Columbia County School Districts

District: Chatham

Proposed 2018-19 budget: $31,936,305

Percent Spending (budget) increase/decrease: 3.56% ($1,099,330)

2018-19 tax levy (amount to be raised by taxes): $22,192,631

Percent tax levy increase: 2.49%

Number of school board seats up for election: 5

School board term lengths: Three 3 year terms, one 2 year term, one 1 year term

Names of candidates for school board: Denise Barry, Beth Hover, David O’Connor, Patricia Wilson

Other propositions on the ballot (Proposition #, purpose — “bus purchase” e.g. — and amount):

Proposition #2 Capital Project buildings and grounds renovations for $9,784,665
Proposition #3 Capital Project security cameras for $1,213,388

Polls open/close times: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Poll location(s): Mary E. Dardess Elementary (MED) School gym

DistrictGermantown

Proposed 2018-19 budget: $14,892,359

Percent Spending (budget) increase/decrease: .68%?

2018-19 tax levy (amount to be raised by taxes): $8,921,260

Percent tax levy increase: 3.11%

Number of school board seats up for election: 2 seats

School board term lengths: 4 years

Names of candidates for school board: Donald Coons, Heather Schultz, Andrew Soltano

Other propositions on the ballot: Proposition # 2, Capital Reserve Fund: Renovation, Reconstruction, Improvement of District Buildings & Facilities Reserve Fund not to exceed $3 million for maximum term of 10 years 

Polls open/close times: Noon-9 pm

Poll location(s): Elementary School Gym, Main Street

Hudson City School District

Proposed budget: $48,769,728.

4.73% higher than last year.

The tax levy is $23,140,218. That is 3.25% higher than last year.

Two seats on the Board.

One is for 3 years, other for one year.

Two candidates are running: Willette Jones and Lucinda Segar. The candidate who receives the higher number of votes will get the longer term.

Both candidates are incumbent on the School Board now.

There is one proposition besides the budget, on the ballot:

Proposition 2: Shall the Board…be authorized to” transfer $715,000 from the Assigned Fund Balance account to the Repair Reserve Fund, “in order to defray the cost the repair of school district facilities?”

There are 3 polling places:

JLE Primary School, 360 State Street, Hudson; the Greenport Community Center, 500 Town Hall Drive, Greenport; and the A. B. Shaw Fire House, 67 NY-23, Claverack. Noon to 9 pm.

District: Ichabod Crane

Proposed 2018-19 budget: $40,190,782

Percent Spending (budget) increase/decrease : 2.55% ($1,001,238)

2018-19 tax levy (amount to be raised by taxes): $23,462,385

Percent tax levy increase : 2.59%

Number of school board seats up for election: 3

School board term lengths: 3 years

Names of candidates for school board: John Antalek, Jessica Berner, Brendan Caluneo, Regina Rose,

Other propositions on the ballot (Proposition #, purpose — “bus purchase” e.g. — and amount):

Proposition #2 Bus Purchasing proposal for a total of $476,020

Proposition #3 To establish a capital reserve fund. The fund would have a term limit of 10 years and be capped at $5 million.

Polls open/close times: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Poll location(s): Ichabod Crane High School Gym

District: New Lebanon

Proposed 2018-19 budget: $12,519,094

Percent Spending (budget) increase/decrease: 0.88% ($109,270)

2018-19 tax levy (amount to be raised by taxes): $8,422,589

Percent tax levy increase: 0%

Number of school board seats up for election: 2

School board term lengths: 3 years

Names of candidates for school board: Michael Brutsch, William Buckenroth

Other propositions on the ballot (Proposition #, purpose — “bus purchase” e.g. — and amount):

Polls open/close times: noon to 9 p.m.

Poll location(s): Walter B. Howard Elementary School Gym

District: Taconic Hills

Proposed 2018-19 budget: $38,739,392

Percent Spending (budget) increase/decrease :

2018-19 tax levy (amount to be raised by taxes):

Percent tax levy increase :

Number of school board seats up for election: 2

School board term lengths: 5 years

Names of candidates for school board: David Baylen, Joseph Costa, Theresa “Terry” Sullivan

Other propositions on the ballot (Proposition #, purpose — “bus purchase” e.g. — and amount):

Proposition #3 Capital Improvement Project building and site improvement not exceed $7,104,687. The total cost of the project is $11,542,917 with $4,438,230 from the capital reserve fund and funding from state aid.

Proposition #4 Capital Improvement Project north sports complex at an amount not to exceed $6,652,315.

Proposition #5 Bus purchases proposal. To authorize the purchase of five school vehicles and two buses at a maximum aggregate cost of $404,800.

Proposition #6 Capital Outlay Project to replace the existing bus lift at the District’s bus garage and acquire origianl equipment, machinery or apparatus required, at a maximum cost of $118,836, expended from the unappropriated fund balance.

Polls open/close times: noon to 9 p.m.

Poll location(s): Veteran’s Community Room

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