Greenbush voters tackle elections, school referendum questions

Posted June 08, 2010, at 11:54 p.m.

GREENBUSH, Maine — Voters picked a selectman and school committee member during local elections Tuesday.

They also decided two school budget-related referendum questions, Town Manager Robert Littlefield said Tuesday night.

In election action, incumbent Keith Kneeland was re-elected to the Board of Selectmen for another three years with 263 votes, and Christopher Madden was elected to his first three-year term on the school committee with 257 votes, Littlefield said.

Voters also adopted a school budget for the coming year in a 186-97 vote and voted 200-84 to continue the existing school budget validation process for three more years, Littlefield said.

On Tuesday, June 15, Greenbush voters will return to the polls to decide whether to join forces with SAD 31, the Howland-based school district that includes the towns of Burlington, Edinburg, Enfield, Howland, Maxfield and Passadumkeag.

Last year, Greenbush residents voted against participating in RSU 34, which includes the communities of Old Town, Alton and Bradley.

Littlefield said that affiliating with SAD 31 would provide administrative economies without sacrificing town ownership of school properties.