CONWAY TOWN MEETING RESULTS

by Christian Mower on April 11, 2012

CONWAY TOWN CLERK RHODA QUINT SAYS 1,619 OF ABOUT 6,000 VOTERS IN CONWAY TURNED OUT TO VOTE TUESDAY.

THE FOLLOWING RESULTS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED UNOFFICIAL UNTIL CERTIFIED BY THE CONWAY TOWN CLERK.

STACY SAND AND MICHAEL DIGREGORIO WERE ELECTED SELECTMEN; DAVID DOHERTY POLICE COMMISSIONER; QUINT AS TOWN CLERK TAX COLLECTOR; THOMAS STEELE TOWN MODERATOR; ERIC PORTER AND STEVEN HARTMANN PLANNING BOARD; MAUREEN SEAVEY, PETER DONOHOE, MICHAEL FOUGERE AND STEVE STEINER TO THE BUDGET COMMITTEE; LINDA FOX PHILLIPS, BARBARA DOUGLASS AND COLLEEN HILL LIBRARY TRUSTEES; DENISE LEIGHTON CHECKLIST SUPERVISOR AND WILLIAM RILEY AS TRUST FUND TRUSTEE.

ALL ARTICLES PASSED, INCLUDING THE ADOPTION OF THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET OF $9,149,323, WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTIONS:

VOTERS REJECTED ARTICLE 5, TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF YARD SALE DAYS.

VOTERS REJECTED ARTICLE 24, TO PROVIDE $3,000 TO THE CARROLL COUNTY TRANSIT SYSTEM, OR BLUE LOON BUSES.

VOTERS REJECTED ARTICLE 32, TO PROVIDE $2,000 TO COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICES.

AND VOTERS REJECTED ARTICLES 34 AND 35, TO CHANGE THE MUNICIPAL BUDGET COMMITTEE TO AN ADVISORY CAPACITY.

BY A VOTE OF 777 TO 768, VOTERS NARROWLY APPROVED THE HIRING OF A NEW POLICE OFFICER THROUGH A GRANT FROM THE U.S. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT.

IN SCHOOL DISTRICT VOTING, KELLEY MURPHY AND SYNDI WHITE WERE ELECTED TO THE SCHOOL BOARD, DOUGLAS BURNELL SCHOOL MODERATOR, THEODORE SARES SCHOOL TREASURER AND MIKE KING SCHOOL CLERK.

ALL ARTICLES PASSED, INCLUDING THE ADOPTION OF THE PROPOSED SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET OF ABOUT $31,855,211 AND THE PROPOSAL TO ESTABLISH A FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN IN THE THREE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTION:

VOTERS REJECTED ARTICLE 20, TO PROVIDE FOR A FOURTH ACADEMIC TEAM AT KENNETT MIDDLE SCHOOL.

ARTICLE 16, TO SUPPORT A STUDENT ADVOCATE, PASSED BY JUST TWO VOTES, 754 TO 752.

ARTICLE 21, THE NON-BINDING QUESTION ASKING IF THE CONWAY SCHOOL BOARD SHOULD RESEARCH THE IMPACT OF CLOSING AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, PASSED BY A VOTE OF 877 TO 658.

AGAIN, ALL RESULTS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED UNOFFICIAL UNTIL CERTIFIED BY THE CONWAY TOWN CLERK.