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May 2, 2014

No contest in school board race

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Voting machines for the towns and the 1st Ward will be separated, Coder said.

For voters in the 2nd Ward, they’ll vote at the Board of Education building, 130 Beattie Ave. Residents of the 3rd Ward will cast a ballot at Anna Merritt Elementary, 389 Green St., while the 4th Ward residents will vote at Charles A. Upson Elementary, 28 Harding Ave. and 5th Ward residents will vote at Roy B. Kelley Elementary, 610 East High St. 

If a resident is unsure where to vote, they can contact the district offices at either 478-4828.

Also on May 20, residents will consider a $86.3 million budget that is roughly $300,000 more than the current school year and raises the tax levy by the district’s cap of 2.26 percent, or $797,503 to just over $36 million. Assuming assessments and equalization rates remain the same, the levy would cause the tax rate to increase by 57 cents per $1,000 of assessed land value.

A budget hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. May 7 at the district offices on Beattie Avenue. Aside from the budget, residents will have a few other things to consider on the May 20 ballot in the form of three propositions.

Those propositions include allowing veterans tax exemptions, creating a capital project reserve fund and the proposed $65,000 sale of the former Washington Hunt school to the Ultimate Physique health club.

LOCKPORT CITY SCHOOLS BUDGET VOTE TIME: Polls are open from noon until 9 p.m. POLLING PLACES: For residents in the 1st Ward and the towns, Lockport High School, 250 Lincoln Ave. 2nd Ward, Board of Education building, 130 Beattie Ave. 3rd Ward, Anna Merritt Elementary,, 389 Green St. 4th Ward, Charles Upson Elementary, 28 Harding Ave. 5th Ward, Roy B. Kelley Elementary, 610 East High St.

Contact reporter Joe Olenick at 439-9222, ext. 6241 or follow him on Twitter @joeolenick.

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