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Croton Harmon School District Budget Passes

May 16, 2007

Voters in Croton-on-Hudson collectively passed the proposed 2007-08 school district budget—pegged at $39.7 million—with 701 to 493 votes. The adopted budget now makes way for for a tax increase of 6.9 percent for residents of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson and the Town of Cortlandt while residents of Yorktown will see a 16.5 percent increase.

Additionally, voters passed the $709,945 budget for the Croton Free Library with 801 to 377 votes. And, a proposition for purchasing two new school buses for $171,200 also passed with 705 to 463 votes.

Among the four candidates in the school board race, Beth Roth was re-elected with newcomer Teri Lukin, who was one of three write-in candidates. Incumbent Marshall Goldberg and Linda Conte were the other candidates seeking a seat on the board.

On May 16, 2007 10:40 AM, weewill said:

I couldn’t agree more. This i yet one more example of what makes Croton so very special! The quality of all candidates running represented a true wealth of talent and a real win/win situation for our village. This race was similar to the last election of a Village Judge … both Guy Adami and Sam Watkins were super, excellent candidates and the village stood to win with either one of them! So too with this year’s crop of school board candidates. Congratulations to both the winning and losing candidates.

On top of that, this village once again showed it’s true colors and supported both the school budget and the library budget. We are a kid-oriented and pro-education kind of community and I thank all who contribute to make it so.

Georgianna

On May 16, 2007 10:27 AM, Seth Davis said:

This school board election was truly an embarrassment of riches, as all four of the candidates were superb. The Board will be well-served by the winners, but we should all give a big thank you to Marshall Goldberg for his many years of excellent service, and let’s all encourage the marvelous Linda Conte to try it again in the future!

Seth Davis



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