Voters in the Town of Webb UFSD voted to adopt the 2014-2015 school budget of $8,109,420 by a 294 to 72 margin on Tuesday, May 20th. The proposition to establish a General Capital Reserve Fund was also passed with 273 voting yes to the proposal and 82 against.
In a history-making race that saw five write-in candidates seeking two seats on the Board of Education, Kathy Nahor will fill the remainder of one five-year term which runs from May 20, 2014 through June 30, 2018, earning 135 votes.
Also vying for this seat were Clay Luce, Stephanie Randall and Bob Seager.Anne Garbarino—the sole candidate seeking a full five-year term on the board—received 174 votes and was elected to serve a term which runs from July 1, 2014 through June, 30, 2019.
Despite the Town of Webb School’s efforts to educate the public on the write-in voting process, there still appeared to be a little confusion on the procedure, as demonstrated by the voting results.
The write-in results for the seat won by Nahor were: Bob Seager 29, Stephanie Randall 40, Clay Luce 20, Anne Garbarino 32, Heidi Hitchcock 3, Stephanie Ray 1, Kristen Armendola 2, Sharon Kleps 1, Nick Bankert 1, George Hiltebrant 1, Sharon Nahor 1, Bruce Myers 2, Tim Barkauskas 2, Ron Smith 2.
The results for the full five-year term won by Garbarino were: Bob Seager 13, Kathy Nahor 26, Clay Luce 9, Stephanie Randall 15, Jim Tracy 1, Stephanie Graham 2, George Hiltebrant 1, Sharon Kleps 2, Tim Barkauskas 2, Heidi Hitchcock 2, Wanda Notley 1, Sharon Evans 1, and Bruce Myers 1.
Diane Kull, secretary to Superintendent Rex Germer, said the vote count went pretty smoothly once the polls closed with the process wrapping up at approximately 11 p.m. She acknowledged John Weedmark and the polling assistants for their help during the vote.