On Tuesday, May 21, Cazenovia Central School District residents voted to approve the district’s 2013-14 proposed budget, with 444 voting in favor and 207 voting against it. The $26.4 million budget carries a 3.39 percent spending increase over the current year and a 4.94 percent increase in the tax levy. Cazenovia residents Rochelle Cassella (top right) and Dan Buddie prepare to vote in the May 21, 2013 school budget election, while volunteer poll workers (and retired Burton Street Elementary School teachers) Rosalea Wilbur (top left) and Patsy Hagan look on. The tax levy increase is at the allowable limit set by New York’s tax levy limit law. “We want to thank the members of our community who turned out at the polls and voted today,” said Superintendent Robert Dubik. “A school district can only be strong as the community that supports it,” Dubik continued. “With revenue sources dwindling and mandated expenses rising, we worked to find ways to present a budget proposal that safeguards Cazenovia’s core academic program, while remaining sensitive to taxpayers.” Voters also approved:
- A $71,871 proposition to purchase two replacement school buses, with 480 voting in favor and 172 voting against it.
- A combined budget of $527,800 for New Woodstock Free Library and Cazenovia Public Library, with 482 voting yes, 169 voting no.