Bridgehampton, Sagaponack Budgets Pass; Incumbents Re-Elected

Voters approve all propositions as well.

Budgets passed by outstanding margins in Bridgehampton and Sagaponack school districts on Tuesday, and all incumbents kept their seats.

The proposed $10.7 million budget was approved with 66.9 percent of the vote, 109-54. Bridgehampton voters also approved $125,000 in funding for the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center, 109-53.

Spending is slated to rise 1.1 percent and the tax levy is budgeted to go up 5.9 percent.

Lillian Tyree-Johnson was the top vote-getter in the Bridgehampton School Board election, with 128. Douglas DeGoot was right behind with 122 votes and Ron White had 120 votes. Challenger Gabriela Braia was unable to unseat any of the three incumbents, garnering just 61 votes.

In , the $1.6 million budget passed 25-1. Voters approved tuitioning kindergarteners and fifth- through 12th-graders to the Sag Harbor and East Hampton school districts 26-0. Incumbent Joseph Louchheim, who was running unopposed, was re-elected 23-0.

The 2012-13 budget represents a 2.6 percent year-over-year increase. The tax levy will rise 1.85 percent. The estimated tax rate is .3793 per $1,000 of assessed value.

For the Sag Harbor School District voting results, . For details on the Tuckahoe budget going down, click here.


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