Dear Wayland Voter, Voters approved a property tax override of $1.896 million Tuesday by a 55-45 percent margin and elected a Finance Committee member to theMessage 1 of 2 , Apr 8, 2008View SourceDear Wayland Voter,
Voters approved a property tax override of $1.896 million
Tuesday by a 55-45 percent margin and elected a Finance
Committee member to the Board of Selectmen. A $1.93 million
debt exclusion passed by a wide margin.
Steve Correia joins Joe Nolan, who was elected to a second
term. Alan Reiss, seeking a second term on the Board, finished
third. Mark Santangelo finished fourth but retains his seat on the
Board of Road Commissioners.
Because of write-ins, the totals for School Committee were
incomplete late Tuesday.
Local property tax bills will rise by about 7 percent.
The winning percentage for the override was about the same
as for a $2.1 million override in 2006. This year's voter turnout
was down from 5,419 to 4,444. The override carried Precincts 1,
3 and 4.
Joe Nolan 2,261
Steve Correia 1,880
Alan Reiss 1,667
Mark Santangelo 1,602
Question 1 (override)
Question 2 (debt exclusion)
Debt exclusions passed overwhelmingly in Wayland elections Tuesday and candidates calling for change lost bids for the Board of Selectmen and the SchoolMessage 1 of 2 , Apr 7, 2009View SourceDebt exclusions passed overwhelmingly in Wayland elections Tuesday and candidates calling for change lost bids for the Board of Selectmen and the School Committee.
Question 1 passed 2494-912, 73 percent of the vote. This means that if two related Town Meeting votes carry next week the town will advance toward a rebuilt or renovated high school with 40 percent state reimbursement. The net cost of the borrowing will be about $315,000.
Question 2 passed 2432-930. If adopted at Town Meeting, the measure will allow about $1 million in borrowing to repair town and school buildings, get a start toward standard-meeting Advanced Life Support emergency service and undertake measures to improve the accuracy of assessments.
Susan Pope (2174 votes) and Tom Fay (2055) won seats on the Board of Selectmen, finishing ahead of Alan Reiss (1564). Pope is a former state representative who has held several Wayland positions, most recently on the Finance Committee. Fay is a lawyer and a newcomer to local elective office. Reiss, a former selectman, advocated seeking a way to avoid biennial property tax overrides.
Malcolm Astley (1651) and incumbent Jeff Dieffenbach (1522) won two seats on the School Committee, finishing ahead of Paul Grasso (1484), Jeff Baron (1451) and Steven Glovsky (226). The losing candidates had called for more rigorous budgeting and planning.
Based on the June 2008 listing of 8,727 registered voters, turnout appeared to be under 40 percent.