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Baldwinsville Library budget passes

The Baldwinsville Public Library's proposed budget of $1,463,180 for fiscal year 2011- 12 was approved by voters of the Baldwinsville School District yesterday by a vote of 295 to 55. It is estimated that for homes in the school district with $100,000 market value in the towns of Lysander, Van Buren and Clay, the total library tax bill for 2011-12 will be $60.33. This is an anticipated increase of 62 cents over last year's total bill.

Three trustee seats were also voted upon: Bruce King and Jacqueline Olmsted were re-elected for five-year terms to the seats they currently hold, with 208 and 242 votes, respectively. They were running unopposed. Edward McManus was elected to fill the two-year term to the seat vacated by Nelson Butler, with 125 votes. The other candidates vying for Butler's seat were Michelle Welcher (95 votes), Linda Clarkson (68 votes), Steven Garraffo (49 votes) and Michael McLane (39 votes).

Joan Ramin, Joanna Pease and Pat McFall were permanent chairs of the election and Jeanne Comerford and Theresa Gross served as Chief Election Inspectors. The following volunteers staffed the polls: Ann Gates, Norma Graham, Jean Hart, Paula Hoffman, Joyce Jewell, Kate Kisselstein, Jeanne LaPorte, Chris Leifheit, JoAnn Oakes, Betty Ramin, Ed Ramin and Kay Root. Barbara Kidd and Gail Perrin served as alternates.

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