Budget plans approved by voters in 4 Fulton County districts

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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— Residents in Fulton County approved spending plans Tuesday in four school districts:

• Broadalbin-Perth: Voters approved a $30 million spending plan 551- 279. The budget calls for a 3.36 percent tax levy increase and 2.02 percent spending increase. Residents also approved a proposal to purchase three 66-passenger school buses for $360,460 in a 577-245 vote. Paul Chizek ran unopposed for a five-year term on the Board of Education and garnered 640 votes.

• Gloversville: District residents approved a $58.55 million budget 456-291. The spending proposal includes a 2 percent tax levy hike and 3.34 percent spending increase. Elected to the Board of Education were Aaron Flynn with 562 votes; Kevin Kucel with 501 votes; and Robert Curtis with 440 votes. Joe Andrews won a vacant seat expiring in 2015 with 417 votes.

• Johnstown: Residents approved the district’s $29.87 million spending plan 293-107. The proposal calls for a 3 percent tax levy increase and boosts spending by 4.77 percent over this year’s budget. Winning seats on the Board of Education were Paul VanDenburgh with 336 votes, Jennifer Sponnoble with 328 votes and Kathy Dougherty with 315 votes.

• Mayfield: Voters approved a $16.76 million budget 224–78. The budget cuts spending by 3.59 percent and raises the tax levy by 3.5 percent. Joan Scannell was elected to the Board of Education with 238 votes.

•Results were not available late Tuesday for the Northville and Wheelerville school districts.

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