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MSAD 58 budget passes

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SALEM TOWNSHIP – MSAD 58’s proposed $10.35 million budget was approved by the voters of the district’s four towns Tuesday, by a combined vote of 587 in faovr to 314 opposed.

Question 1 validated the proposed $10.3 million K-12 budget while Question 2 raised $20,709 for adult education.

Avon
Question 1 – 55 yes, 26 no
Question 2 – 59 yes, 19 no

Kingfield
Question 1 – 263 yes, 52 no
Question 2 – 263 yes, 52 no

Phillips
Question 1 – 107 yes, 101 no
Question 2 – 131 yes, 76 no

Strong
Question 1 – 162 yes, 135 no
Question 2 – 185 yes, 110 no

Total
Question 1 – 587 yes, 314 no
Question 2 – 638 yes, 257 no

The budget represents a 6 percent increase, primarily due to salaries, benefits and contracted services which make up more than 80 percent of the budget. Local tax payers would be looking at a contribution of $4.26 million, which is a decrease of $37,000, or 0.85 percent, from the previous year, due to an increase in state subsidy and the balance forward amount.

The budget includes an increase in hours for the Food Service Director and a new maintenance position.

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