There are three people running for two open seats on the Livonia Central School Board. They are incumbents David Woodruff and Mark Connor. Zach Matzek is making his first bid to be on the school board.
In addition, voters will vote on the $35.3 million dollar budget which is up from last year, with the property tax levy increase at 1.76% increase which is within the allowable tax cap for New York State.
There are five propositions. The first is the vote on the proposed school budget and the second is for the purchase of two 77-passenger busses at a cost of $257,780.
Propositions 3-5 are on the authorization of the creation of reserve fund account. According to Jeremy Lonneville, Executive Director of Finance and Human Resources, there is no funding associated with these accounts right now; “they are, in effect, creating savings accounts for items. The long range plan is to start saving up so that, in the future, we can buy from these “savings” accounts rather than going out for bonds and borrowing money for these things. This will result in substantial savings on interest costs and other associated fees.” The reserve accounts are for Building capital reserve (proposition #3), technology and audio-visual equipment reserve (proposition #4), and vehicle and equipment reserve, such as buses and buildings and grounds equipment (proposition # 5.)
The budget vote is May 18 at Livonia Central School from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Masks must be worn. Voting is also available by absentee ballots for those who are qualified. Absentee ballots can be obtained by calling the district office at 346-4000.