HERMON, Maine — Residents returned three incumbent town council candidates and two incumbent school committee members to their respective positions in local elections Tuesday.
They also approved a $12,122,724 gross school budget for 2013-14 and decided they do want to continue the existing two-step school budget validation process for another three years.
In this year’s four-way race for three town council seats, Timothy McCluskey and Alden Brown tied for first place, with 171 votes each, according to the unofficial results provided by Deputy Clerk Donna Shorey.
The third council seat went to William Scott, who had 124 votes. Resident Luc Dionne, who also ran, had 117 votes.
John Snyer III and Ronald Sherman were re-elected to the school committee for another three years, with Snyer nabbing 184 votes and Sherman getting 146. Tiffany Howard, who also ran, had 89 votes.
The school budget passed in a 193-47 vote, Shorey said. While next fiscal year’s school budget is about $375,000 less than the current one, it will require $4,160,450 in local dollars, up $206,950, or 5.2 percent, from this year’s local burden.
The referendum question about continuing the budget validation vote passed 170-168.