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UPDATE: What Happened to The Amity Budget Referendum???

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May 082018
 

It’s after 10 p.m. and for the first time in more than 20 years, I can’t nail down anyone who can give me the results from all three towns.

Well, I know we’ll know tomorrow.

In the meantime, I can say for certain that the Budget Referendum PASSED in ALL 3 Towns.

Sleep Well, I’ll post the numbers ASAP tomorrow.

JUST IN: Orange results, 285 yes, 101 no.

Supt. Charles Dumais posted this on Twitter:

Amity Referendum passes with largest YES percentage in more than a decade! Thank you voters!

Bethany – 65% YES

Orange – 77% YES

Woodbridge – 69% YES

Which is great, but no actual yes AND no numbers.

Know What You’re Voting For At The Amity Budget Referendum On Tuesday

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May 072018
 

The proposed budget for the Amity Regional School District, comprised of Amity High School and Amity Middle Schools in Orange and Bethany will go to a tri-town Referendum vote on Tuesday, May 8. 

Longtime Orange residents know that your town pays the highest percentage (more than half of the total) of the three member towns because nearly twice as many Orange residents attend these schools than either of the others.

The budget allocations are as follows:                                         

                                  Students      % Allocation 

 Bethany                      429            19.290% 

 Orange                     1,116             50.180% 

 Woodbridge               679             30.530% 

 Total                        2,224           100.000% 

                                   2017‐2018           2018‐2019

Bethany                  $9,495,632            $9,295,901     

Orange                   $24,017,483            $24,181,870     

Woodbridge           $14,737,047            $14,712,485      

Other Sources        $    189,001             $    836,279  

Total                      $48,439,163            $49,026,535    

Hard copies of the budget are available at each of the member towns’ libraries and Town Halls and the District Officeof the Amity Regional School District. 

The total budget request of $49,026,535 is an increase of $587,372 or 1.21% more than the current budget.                                     

                  Budget Summary: 

            Expenditures by Category 

Category            2018‐2019 

Salaries          $25,985,048 

Benefits         $  6,092,697 

Purchased Services        $  8,495,258 

Debt Service          $  4,595,576 

Supplies         $  2,978,862 

Equipment         $     380,655 

Building & Site Improvements        $     181,000 

Contingency          $     150,000 

Dues & Fees          $     167,439 

Total Budget          $49,026,535 

Increase of 1.21% 

The referendum will take place at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, on Tuesday, May 8 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Visit the District #5 Website to view the entire budget and to see a detailed explanation of the budget prior to voting. 

 

 

 

NOTICE: Amity Budget Referendum

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Apr 252018
 

The Amity Budget Referendum will take place on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at High Plains Community Center from  6  a.m. to 8 p.m.

Pursuant to State Law Absentee Ballots are Available in the Town Clerks Office at Town Hall during normal hours.

 

FINAL: Amity School Budget Referendum Passes In All Three Towns

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May 032016
 

amity districtThe $47,835,699 Amity Budget Referendum took place in all three member towns today, Tuesday, May 3 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Voters in the town of Orange, which pays the lions share of the cost 48.740% totaling $22,561,538, passed the budget with 257 YES, 100 NO

In Woodbridge, which is responsible for 30.871% or $14,290,054, the totals were 256 YES, 132 NO.

In Bethany, where the allocation is 20.389% at $9,437,981 — voter turnout was the lowest in years at only 6% — 171 voted YES, 73 voted NO.

The Amity Budget PASSED 684-305.

 

Originally published 8:43 p.m.

 

You Have A Voice: Amity Budget Referendum Today 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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May 032016
 

referendumThe Amity Budget Referendum will take place this Tuesday, May 3, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. at High Plains Community Center.

Here is a link to the 130 page $47,835,699 2016-2017 approved budget with a 1.99% increase, that you will be voting to approve or reject.

Once again, Orange’s share of the cost is significantly higher than the other two member towns, due to the student population [Bethany 461 students, 20.389% allocation/Woodbridge 698 students, 30.871% allocation and Orange 1,102 students with a 48.740% allocation]

Here are each of the town’s costs [shown with the monetary difference from the current budget] Bethany will pay $9,437,981 [<$3,164]; Woodbridge’s share is $14,290,054 [>$783,399]; and Orange’s cost will be $22,561,538 [>$160,644].

Following are links to an explanatory summary text the budget: CCF05012016_0001, CCF05012016