The Scotia-Glenville community today approved the:
- $55.989 million 2018-19 budget: 1,480 YES votes and 493 NO votes (75% to 25%). Spending increase of 4.84 percent and projected tax increase of 3.36 percent. That translates to an estimated $119.23 per year of $9.94 per month tax increase for a home assessed at $160,000.
- $14 million capital project: 1,485 YES votes and 487 NO votes (75.3% to 24.7%). The project includes upgrading the roofs on all six school buildings, upgrades to the middle school and high school auditoriums, a synthetic field where the current football field is located and upgrades to the grass fields. The estimated tax increase is $14 per year for the home assessed at $160,000.
- $305,000 bus purchase proposal: 1,453 YES votes and 524 NO votes (73.5% to 26.5%). The proposal would purchase five 28-passenger buses to replace five current buses that have high miles and/or mechanical problems. There would be no tax impact in the 2018-19 budget for this purchase.
In the race for two seats on the Board of Education:
- Hal Talbot received 1,199 votes
- David Massaro received 1,000 votes
- Gary Normington received 839 votes
Talbot and Massaro were elected.