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WVN Election results: Updated figures

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  • waylandvoters1
    Debt exclusions passed overwhelmingly in Wayland elections Tuesday and candidates calling for change lost bids for the Board of Selectmen and the School
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 7, 2009
      Debt 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 2419-988, 71 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 2486-930. 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.
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