Genesee County School Districts Detail Proposed Budgets | Featured story

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BATAVIA — If Alexander’s budget passes next Tuesday as proposed, taxpayers in the district will see no increase in levies in 2022-23.

The district is proposing a budget of $19,404,099 for next year, an increase of $225,624, or 1.18%, from this year’s budget of $19,175,475. There is no increase in the tax levy, which remains at $6,206,990.

Proposal 2 is to purchase two 64-passenger school buses and one smaller school bus at a maximum total cost of $352,386 from bus reserve funds.

Proposal 3 is to spend $56,958 from the 2018 Capital Equipment Reserve Fund to purchase a tailgate salt spreader at an estimated cost of $5,475, a line striper for a maximum of $5,995 , two floor scrubbing machines at a maximum cost of $36,088; and a pool cleaning machine for $9,400.

Proposal 4 is to establish a capital reserve fund of no more than $995,000 plus profits for 10 years.

Proposal 5 is to establish a capital equipment reserve fund of no more than $500,000 plus profits for 10 years.

The Board of Education seat held by Molly Grimes is up for election for a five-year term. Grimes is running unopposed for re-election.

The vote will take place from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the school.

For Tuesday’s vote, the budgets proposed by the other school districts are as follows:

SCHOOL AREA OF THE CITY OF BATAVIA

The Batavia City School District has a budget of $54.8 million with a 1% tax increase. The proposed levy of $19,688,898 represents an increase of $194,840 over this year’s levy. The budget itself includes a 5.19% increase in spending over this year’s budget of $52,096,661.

Incumbent John Marucci, whose first term ends June 30, is up for re-election. Board member Chezeray Rolle, appointed in July 2021 for one year to fill a vacancy after board member Brenda Good resigned, is running for election to retain her seat, and Korrine Anderson, a new candidate, is also presenting herself.

The candidate with the most votes on May 17 will serve from May 18, 2022 through June 30, 2025. The second-most votes will serve from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2025. The candidate with the fewest votes will serve from May 18, 2025. 2022 to June 30, 2024.

Voting on the proposed budget and school board members will take place from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. District residents living north of Main Street will vote at Robert Morris, 80 Union St. Those living south of Main Street will vote at the Batavia High School Auditorium.

Byron-Bergen Central School District

The proposed budget is $25,524,093, an increase of $533,028 (2.13%) over this year’s budget. There would be a tax levy of $9,183,231, an increase of 1.75% over this year’s levy.

Proposal 2 is to spend up to $315,000 to purchase and replace school buses.

Proposal 3 is to create a new reserve fund for school vehicles to replace the old fund with an increase in the maximum threshold of $500,000.

Board seats held by Kimberly Carlson, Yvonne Ace-Wagoner and Jennifer VanValkenburg are up for election for three-year terms. The three candidates in the running are Carlson, Heidi Ball and Jeffrey Cook.

Voting will take place from noon to 9 p.m. in the Jr./Sr. High School Wrestling Hall, 6917 West Bergen Road.

Elba Central School District

The proposed budget of $11,215,950 is higher than this year’s budget of $10,942,533. The proposed tax levy is $3,268,256, an increase of $63,769 (1.99%) over this year’s levy.

Proposal 2 is to purchase a 65-passenger school bus for $121,826.10 from a Bus and Vehicle Replacement Reserve Fund.

Proposal 3 is to spend a maximum of $100,000 from a capital reserve fund on a project to be completed during the year.

The Board of Education seats are currently held by Michael Augello and Travis Torrey are up for election for five-year terms. Torrey is running for re-election and new candidate Mercy Caparco is running for the other seat.

Voting will take place from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the auditorium hall.

Oakfield-Alabama Central School District

The proposed budget is $23,589,606, up from this year’s budget of $21,356,442. The proposed tax levy of $5,476,527 would represent a 1.1% increase over this year’s amount.

Proposal 2 is to establish an ex-officio student member on the board.

Board seats held by Matthew Lamb and Justin Staebell are up for election for three-year terms.

Voting will take place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the middle and high school community hall.

Flag Central School District

The proposed budget is $18,287,351, up 4.04%, or $710,690, from this year’s budget. The proposed tax levy is $5,692,987, an increase of $70,284 (1.25%). This follows three years without an increase in tax levies. The budget includes a capital expenditure project of $100,000 to meet the needs for heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, a fire/smoke detection system and water heaters. These projects are eligible for construction assistance the following year which, according to the borough, is approximately 86% for Pavilion. Proposal 2 is to elect a school board member for one seat, for a five-year term. Board Chair Marirose Ethington is running unopposed for re-election.

Proposal 3 is to establish a general capital reserve fund with a maximum limit of $4 million.

Voting will take place from noon to 9 p.m. in the foyer of the high school auditorium.

Pembroke Central School District

The district is proposing a budget of $25,657,954 for 2022-23, a 4.3% increase from this year’s budget of $24,599,082. The proposed tax levy is $8,651,027, a 2% increase over this year’s levy of $8,481,399, a 2% increase, or $169,628, over this year’s levy.

Proposal 2 is to purchase school buses, including ancillary equipment and related expenses.

Edward Levinstein is running for a five-year term on the board of education and Amber Winters is running for an unexpired four-year term on the board.

Two people are running for three seats on the Corfu Public Library Board: Matthew Steinberg (one-year term) and Jessica Doktor (three-year term)

Voting will take place from noon to 8 p.m. in the Jr./Sr. High school gymnasium.

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