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North Salem School Budget Passes; Brown, Aversano Win Seats

Andrew Brown (pictured) was re-elected in North Salem. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Carolyn Aversano (pictured) was elected to the North Salem school board. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Voters overwhelmingly approved North Salem’s 2014-15 school budget on Tuesday.

Passage came with 508 votes in favor to just 140 against, according to unofficial resuls.

The budget includes a 0.31-percent decrease in the tax levy, which is the total amount of tax revenue for the budget, while overall spending will rise by 0.51 percent.

Total spending for the budget is more than $40.3 million. Meanwhile, a proposition to establish a facilities improvement reserve fund passed with 468 in favor and 117 against. The fund, which will last for a decade, will be up to $1.5 million.

Winning two school board seats were incumbent Andrew Brown and newcomer Carolyn Aversano. Brown, who is the board’s vice president, received 373 votes while Aversano got 458. Fellow candidate Arleen Henshaw came in third with 351 votes.

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