voters will go to the polls Tuesday to decide the fate of that was defined by a potential 2 percent state-imposed budget-increase cap, rising costs and state aid cut. Despite this, the budget allows for programs and staff to remain in place.
The proposed 2011-12 budget reflects an increase of $3,691,419 or 2.5% over this
year’s budget of $147,487,339. The projected tax levy will be $131,445,850, an increase of $2,179,069 or 1.69% over this year’s tax levy of $129,266,781.
Proposition 2 would tap a maximum of $900,000 from the capital reserve fund of $1.4 million to repair two boilers at the East Northport Middle School, as well as the steps in front of the , which have become damaged by skateboarders and general wear-and-tear.
Voters will also choose four candidates from a field of six for the Board of Education. The candidates will be on the ballot in the following order, , , , and . The top three vote getters will earn three-year terms and the fourth-place vote getter will serve for one year to complete the remainder of the term of former
If the budget is approved the projected property tax rate will increase by $2.92 or 1.83%, from $159.28 per $100 of assessed valuation this year to $162.20 next year.
For the average home in the district assessed at $4,000 the budget will result in an increase in the property tax bill of $116.80, from $6,371.20 in 2010-11 to $6,488 in 2011-12.
A qualified voter is one who is a citizen of the United States, 18 years of age or older, and a resident of the District for at least 30 days.
- Election District 1: Those district residents living south of the center line of Pulaski Road vote at
- Election District 2: Those district residents living north of the center line of Pulaski Road and south of the center line of Route 25A vote at .
- Election District 3: Those district residents living north of the center line of Route 25A vote at .