WG voters say yes to budget

West Genesee Central School District taxpayers last night approved the $68,849,390 general fund budget for 2009-10 with 2,016 "yes" votes and 653 in opposition.

Voters approved a proposition to purchase school buses, 1,822 to 821.

Proposition 3, which would have for the first time introduced a tax levy to WG district residents to help fund Solvay Public Library, was defeated 1,776-799.

Proposition 4 to increase funding to Maxwell Memorial, Fairmount Community, and Onondaga Free libraries passed 2,049-629.

In a close and contested race, incumbent Steve James and newcomers Kimberly Sacco and Michael Alberts won spots on the school board.

Here are those results:

Steven James, 1,787 votes

Kimberly Sacco, 1,678 votes

Michael Alberts, 1,591 votes

Doreen Plony, 1,164 votes

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