What you need to know: It’s smooth sailing ahead for West Seneca, after several turbulent years. “We are maintaining our programs; we didn’t lay anybody off. We are under the tax cap,” said School Superintendent Mark Crawford. “The increase in taxes ... is very small.”
Candidates (Elect 3):
• Janice Dalbo (i), 74, a retired educator, now activities assistant at Eden Heights of West Seneca, with four children who graduated from district schools
• Erik D’Aquino, 38, director of admissions at Erie Community College, has two children attending school
• Carol Jarczyk (i), 58, payroll manager at Erie County Medical Center Corp., has two grown sons
• Rodney Montgomery (i), 50, is a paralegal with a niece and two nephews attending district schools
• Lauren Nicholas, 27, researcher and professor at D’Youville College with four children, two of whom will enter kindergarten this fall
Click here for more information on the candidates, including their positions on key issues: http://elections.buffalonews.com/electionresults/com/32
Total budget: $108,837,100, s 1.88 percent
Tax levy*: $55.15 million, up 1.97 percent
Tax levy increase allowed under tax cap: 1.97 percent
Estimated property tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value: $39.86 in West Seneca, up 1.97 percent; $28.61 in Cheektowaga, up 1.96 percent; $31.12 in Orchard Park, up 1.97 percent; and $30.58 in Hamburg, up 1.97 percent
Proposition: Purchase a total of seven passenger buses at a cost of $534,895, which will be paid for from the district’s reserve fund and will have no impact on the 2014-15 tax levy.
Polls open: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the gym at East Senior High School, 4760 Seneca St.
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