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With all towns reporting, RSU 9 budget passes

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With all 10 towns reporting, the $37.1 million budget approved by voters at the May 28 meeting has passed, taking roughly two-thirds of the vote.

Chesterville and New Vineyard both voted against validating the budget, which represents an increase of $1.58 million or 4.44 percent over the current fiscal year, with the other eight towns voting in favor. The total vote was 909 in favor and 445 opposed.

A second question, asking if voters wished to continue holding budget validation referendums, easily passed in every town.

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Results for the Regional School Unit 9 budget validation will be posted here as towns report their vote totals. A ‘yes’ vote will validate the $37.1 million budget approved at the May 28 meeting, while a ‘no’ vote will reject it, effectively restarting the process.

The budget includes an increase of $1.58 million or 4.44 percent over the current fiscal year. The projected local tax impact would be an increase of $36,050, or .27 percent over the entire district.

Question 1 addresses the 2019-20 budget. Question 2, a recurring item that appears every three years per state law, asks whether voters wish to continue holding budget validation referendums.

Town results:

Chesterville – Question 1 – 45 yes, 65 no
Chesterville – Question 2 – 64 yes, 43 no

Farmington – Question 1 – 355 yes, 115 no
Farmington – Question 2 – 307 yes, 152 no

Industry – Question 1 – 39 yes, 20 no
Industry – Question 2 – 41 yes, 16 no

New Sharon – Question 1 – 81 yes, 61 no
New Sharon – Question 2 – 92 yes, 48 no

New Vineyard – Question 1 – 13 yes, 28 no
New Vineyard – Question 2 – 22 yes, 18 no

Starks – Question 1 – 50 yes, 5 no
Starks – Question 2 – 44 yes, 10 no

Temple – Question 1 – 37 yes, 21 no
Temple – Question 2 – 40 yes, 18 no

Vienna – Question 1 – 31 yes, 12 no
Vienna – Question 2 – 26 yes, 16 no

Weld – Question 1 – 28 yes, 16 no
Weld – Question 2 – 36 yes, 6 no

Wilton – Question 1 – 230 yes, 102 no
Wilton – Question 2 – 209 yes, 115 no

Total – Question 1 – 909 yes, 445 no
Total – Question 2 – 881 yes, 442 no

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