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March 24, 2017
Paul Pelton
Assistant Superintendent for Management Services
315-487-4563 ppelton@westgenesee.org

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Annual Budget Vote News

POSTED ON May 17 2016

Budget Passes -Thank you to Community!

West Genesee residents approved the 2016-2017 budget and bus proposition on May 17, 2016. The $82,227,170 budget received 1,394 favorable votes and 257 votes in opposition.

A second proposition to purchase district vehicles was approved 1,304 to 345. Thank you to the community for your continued support!

Other propositions that would provide funding for three area libraries (Maxwell, Fairmount and Onondaga) were put to a vote. The proposition for Maxwell/Fairmount Libraries were approved with 1,248 votes in favor and 401 votes opposed, and Onondaga Free Library also approved with 1,139 votes in favor and 509 votes opposed. 

Board of Education Candidates are Elected

Elected to the Board of Education for three-year terms beginning in July, are incumbents Roberta M. Herron with 1,165, and Karen M. Fruscello with 1,093.  New to the Board is Eric A. Bacon with 1,316 votes. Tonya D. Wilson received 793 votes. 

 

When you visit the polls for the Annual Meeting on May 17, 2016, it will have a little different feel to it. The laws allowing us to utilize the pull lever machines have expired, so we will be utilizing the paper ballots and scanner machine that you have become accustomed to in general elections. 

What to Expect

1.  The vote will remain in the High School Auditorium Lobby @ 5201 West Genesee Street, Camillus, New York 13031.

2.  The voter registration process will be the same utilizing pre-printed registration books.

3.  After signing the registration book, you will be handed a paper ballot.

4.  You will complete your paper ballot in one of the eight available privacy booths.

5.  After you complete your ballot, you will feed it into one of two available scanners.

New Feature

One of biggest factors that slows the voting process, especially for new residents or students that are recently eighteen years old, is if your name is not in the Voter registration book.  We have a new feature that will allow you to verify this ahead of the election.  Please click on the link below to verify if you are registered to vote in our annual meeting and election of school board candidates.

Am I Registered?  

Click here to see if you are registered. If you cannot find your name utilizing this link, it is not too late to get registered.  If you do not find your name, or your information has changed, please complete the registration form found by clicking on the icon below and return it to:  

NO LATER THAN April 28, 2016

Paul E. Pelton, District Clerk

West Genesee Central School District

300 Sanderson Drive

Camillus, New York 13031  

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(New registrations: complete the green top portion / Information corrections: complete the yellow middle portion)  

If the District Clerk receives your registration or correction form between April 29, 2016 and May 12, 2016 your information will be available the day of the vote on the addendum registration paperwork.   

On vote day, the District Clerk will be available to verify voter eligibility if your name did not make it to either the regular registration books or the addendum, so please come out to vote!  

Voters Must Be: A citizen of the United States; 18 Years of age; and District Resident for a minimum of 30 days Registered to Vote. Questions? Call the District Clerk at 315-487-4563.

Voting Information - Q&A

  • When and Where is the Budget Vote? - The Annual School District Board of Education Election and Budget Vote will take place from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, in the West Genesee High School Auditorium Lobby.
  • Can I Vote by Absentee Ballot? - Residents who will not be in the area on May 17 may apply for an absentee ballot at the District Office. If the absentee ballot is to be mailed to the voter, the application must be submitted at least seven days prior to the vote. If the absentee ballot is to be picked up by the voter in person, applications will be accepted until May 16. Absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk no later than 4:00 p.m. on May 17.

Information

 

Budget Presentations

Superintendent Dr. Christopher Brown will be giving a visual presentation to explain the proposed 2015-2016 school budget at these PTA/PTO and public meetings:

April 18 - 7:00 p.m. at the High School Large Group Instruction (LGI) Room

May 4 - Budget Public Hearing - 7:00 p.m. at the High School Library

The public is invited to attend any of these presentations.

 

 

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