China voters rejected both spending requests on their June 11 local ballot. They re-approved the school budget initially approved at the April 6 town business meeting and voted to continue the school budget validation referendum for another three years.
Town Clerk Rebecca Hapgood reported the results, as follows:
- The request to authorize selectmen to spend up to $150,000 to buy land on Lakeview Drive with frontage on China Lake, 114 in favor and 289 opposed.
- The request to authorize selectmen to spend up to another $25,000 to continue planning for an emergency services building and a community center, 72 in favor and 332 opposed.
- Re-approval of the 2019-2020 school budget, 261 in favor and 139 opposed.
- Continuing the second vote on the school budget, 265 in favor and 129 opposed.
Hapgood said 406 ballots were cast.
Vassalboro’s local ballots included uncontested municipal elections and school budget questions. Town Clerk Cathy Coyne reported a total of 101 ballots cast.
Voters re-elected Selectman Robert Browne with 98 votes and school board members Jessica Clark and Kevin Levasseur with 81 and 79 votes respectively.
The school budget approved at the June 6 open part of the annual town meeting was re-approved by a vote of 87 to 14. Voters decided to continue the school budget validation referendum for another three years on a 63 to 37 vote.
According to municipal clerk Christine Keller, 243 votes were cast at the June 11 referendum election.
MSAD #49 school budget validation referendum:
Yes: 61 – No: 182
MSAD #49 school budget process:
The following are the results of the MSAD #49 budget validation referendum election:
Article 1: Yes: 38 – No: 70
Article 2: Yes: 71 – No: 38