By Tyler Murphy
NEW SCOTLAND — Nearly 60 percent of those who voted in the Voorheesville School District Tuesday supported the school’s budget.
The Voorheesville Public Library’s budget was also approved by the slim margin of 17 votes.
Of the 800 ballots cast in the school budget vote, 459, about 57.4 percent, were in favor and 341 against, the district’s $22,562,392 spending plan which is 3.17 percent larger than last year’s and will raise the tax levy in the district by 3.23 percent.
School board President Timothy Blow said the vote was closer than he thought it would be saying this year’s budget “made economic sense for the community.”
Two propositions also on the school ballot also passed. The bus purchase proposition passed with 471 in favor and 326 against. The proposition approves the purchased of two 60-passenger school buses. The repair reserve fund proposition was also approve by a vote of 511 in favor and 275 against. The proposition authorizes the transfer of up to $250,000 from the district’s unallocated fund balance in order to replenish a fund set aside for future repairs.