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May 20, 2013

Residents head to polls Tuesday


Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — The district is slated to receive $11.1 million in state aid, a reduction of a little over $37,000 compared with the current school year.

• Polls are open from noon to 8 p.m. in Roy-Hart High School gym, 54 State St., Middleport.


• Residents will elect three board members to three-year terms and a fourth to a one-year term. The candidates are incumbents Michael Zimmerman, Dennis Toth and Jeffrey Duncan, as well as newcomers Susan Brooks, Kevin Duffy, Eugene Stanwich, Sherri Weber and Andrea Wick.

• Voters will also consider a $46.5 million spending plan. The budget, a 2.62 percent or $1.2 million increase in spending, would require roughly $25.8 million from taxes, a tax levy rise of 3.18 percent or $800,000. That is below the district’s tax levy cap of 4.86 percent.

That would cause the tax rate to rise about 1.99 percent, or 43 cents per $1,000 of assessed land value. The average rate would rise to about $22.23 per $1,000 for Starpoint residents.

• Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Starpoint Middle School gymnasium, 4363 Mapleton Road, Pendleton.


• Residents will elect two to three-year terms. The candidates include President Timothy Kropp and current member Mark Randall, as well as Amy Phillips.

• Voters will also consider a $24.3 million budget, which is a spending increase of about 3.49 percent. The tax levy would increase to $11.3 million, a 4 percent or $435,987 rise, which is below Wilson’s tax cap of 5 percent.

Wilson is slated to receive $11.8 million in state aid, $541,000 or 4.8 percent more than the current school year.

• Polls are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Zipp Gym at Wilson High School, 412 Lake St.

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

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