RSU 26 voters OK budget, validation process

Posted June 09, 2010, at 1:11 a.m.

ORONO, Maine — Voters in the RSU 26 member towns of Orono, Veazie and Glenburn approved an education budget for 2010-11 and agreed to continue the existing validation process in referendums Tuesday in their respective towns.

This year’s $21 million budget was passed in all three towns, according to Tuesday night’s referendum results.

In Orono, the final tally was 1,226 to 180, and in Veazie, the vote was 418-92. Glenburn voters passed it 683-263.

Also approved in all three communities was another three years of using the state-imposed process for adopting the school budget, which requires that voters approve the proposed school budget at their annual town meeting and then approve it again through a referendum vote at the next local election.

Glenburn voters adopted the measure, with 646 in favor and 295 opposed. In Orono, the tally was 870-523. Veazie voters also agreed to continue the practice but the final count was not available late Tuesday night.

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