Dear Wayland Voter,
Voters approved a property tax override of $1.896 million
Tuesday by a 55-45 percent margin, elected a Finance
Committee member to the Board of Selectmen and returned two
incumbents to the School Committee. 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.
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 4,446, or 51 percent The override
carried Precincts 1, 3 and 4.
Unofficial results (N.B. Some figures were incorrect in the earlier
WVN Alert though they didn't change results):
Board of Selectmen
Joe Nolan 2,262
Steve Correia 1,881
Alan Reiss 1,667
Mark Santangelo 1,602
Barb Fletcher 2,241
Louis Jurist 1,967
Jeff Baron 1,365
Steven Glovsky 908
Question 1 (override)
Question 2 (debt exclusion)
An unusually large number of write-in votes delayed counting.
There were no announced candidates for some posts. Some
incumbents didn't submit candidacy papers and relied on
write-ins. Write-ins also elected non-incumbents: John Knapp to
the Board of Assessors, Simone Mardas to the Board of Health,
Ed Lewis to the Board of water Commissioners and Bret Francis
to the Housing Authority. Unofficial results showed Francis with 4
Tallies for water commissioner and the Housing Authority were
still unfinished this morning.