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F-M voters approve a $76.4 million budget

— On May 21, Fayetteville-Manlius School District voters approved the district’s $76.4 million 2013-14 budget proposal, elected three Board of Education members and voted upon six other propositions.

The $76,410,610 budget for the 2013-14 school year that increases spending 2.46 percent. 1,111 people voted for the budget and 418 voted against it. Additionally, all six propositions passed:

-1,119 voted and 414 voted no on a safety and security enhancement capital project, for $989,300:

-1,036 voted yes and 491 voted no on a land purchase by the district for $220,000.

-1,109 voted yes and 409 voted no on a Capital Reserve Fun establishment for $10 million.

-1,061 voted yes and 461 voted no on purchasing five new 71-passenger school buses at a total cost not to exceed $573,670.

-1,079 voted yes and 441 voted no on supporting the Fayetteville Free Library at a cost of $1,480,275.

-1,121 voted yes and 401 voted no on supporting the Manlius Library at a cost of $1,142,910.

Four candidates sought election to three open Board of Education seats. The three with the highest number of votes will serve three-year terms, beginning July 1. They are:

• Incumbent and current Board member Daniel J. O’Leary, who received 1,013 votes;

• Incumbent and current Board member Elena Romano, who received 996 votes; and

• Kim Swanson, who received 864 votes.

Babra “Babs” Taeckens also ran and received 807 votes.

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