In Liverpool, voters approved the budget by a vote of 1,151 to 651. The $135 million budget, which restored several positions cut in previous budgets as well as foreign languages at the seventh-grade level, called for a 4.71 percent tax increase, which, accounting for PILOTS, new construction and other factors, falls within the tax cap.
All three board of education candidates, John Kennedy (1,224 votes), David Watson (1,230 votes) and Betsy Webb-Bronzetti (1,241 votes) ran unopposed.
Voters also approved universal busing and the district’s bus purchase proposition.
The Liverpool Public Library budget also passed 1,192 to 543.
Sarah Hall is the editor of the Eagle Star-Review and the Baldwinsville Messenger. The 2012 winner of the Syracuse Press Club’s Selwyn Kershaw Professional Standards Award, she has been with Eagle Newspapers since 2006. She is a Liverpool native.
Dec 14, 2017