Bedford Central Budget and Board Election on May 17

The vote on the Bedford Central School District budget and the board of education elections will be held on Tuesday, May 17 from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. To vote, residents must go to their local elementary school.

With respect to the budget, the proposed budget, which totals almost $129.7 million, calls for override of the state-mandated cap on increases in property taxes.   The cap restricts increases to the lower of two percent or the rate of inflation. The proposed levy increase is by 3.82 percent, or $4.4 million.  A budget complying with the cap would have only allowed for an increase of up to $1.5 million.

For the school board elections, the lineup is:

Jennifer Gerken (Incumbent – Bedford) versus Michelle Brooks (Bedford).

Suzanne Grant (Incumbent – Mount Kisco) versus Pam Harney (Pound Ridge).

Michael Solomon (Incumbent – Pound Ridge) versus Beth Staropoli (Mount Kisco)

The Bedford Central School District uses an archaic district system versus an at-large system that would allow the top three vote getters to receive a board seat.

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