By Dave Warner

Along with two Commissioners of the Board of Education for a three-year term, voters were asked to decide on four propositions.

Only Frank Mendl and Joe Finkst turned in their petitions regarding candidates for the two open BOE positions at the deadline, and they were both elected for three-year terms.

School Budget Vote – Passed: 240 to 66
RESOLVED that the budget for the Little Falls City School District in the County of Herkimer in the State of New York for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2024, and ending June 30, 2025, as presented by the Board of Education, is hereby approved and adopted; and the required funds, therefore, are hereby apportioned, and the necessary real property taxes required shall be raised by a tax on the taxable property in said District to be levied and collected by law.

School Bus Purchase – Passed: 249 to 56
Shall the Little Falls City School District purchase a new 65-passenger school bus for use by the District for a sum not to exceed $176,000.00 to be paid for by the District through the issuance of a five (5) year Statutory Installment Bond, pursuant to the provisions of the Education Law of the State of New York?

Land Sale – Passed: 255 to 47
Shall the Board of Education of the Little Falls City School District be authorized to sell 0.30 acres of property on the corner of James Terrace (a.k.a. High School Road) and Lower School Drive, for a price not less than $1,000, less usual and customary closing costs, to Su-san Pawlowich?

Public Library Tax Levy – Passed: 248 to 55
Shall the Little Falls City Public Library be authorized to increase its Real Property Tax Levy from $95,725 to $97,640?

While all the voting took place, the students held their art show, which included various displays, Engineering by Design displays, sculptures, technology mock-ups, and more.