Thank you to all those who came out to vote on a gloomy Tuesday - unofficial results from the May 2 referendum have passed the town and ER9 school budgets, as well as the bond request for the JBHS Nest project - and, both the ER9 and Nest items passed in Redding as well.
Unofficially, off 794 ballots cast, these were the results:
1. Shall the Town of Easton appropriate the sum of $48,574,643 for the annual budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024? (This includes Easton’s share of the Region No. 9 budget.)
YES 628 NO 166
2. Shall Regional School District No. 9, composed of the Towns of Easton and Redding, appropriate and authorize the expenditure of $24,811,367 as the operating budget of the district for the period of July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024? (Easton’s share is $13,256,713 and Redding’s share is $11,554,654).
YES 615 NO 179
REDDING: 735 YES, 178 NO
TOTAL: 1,350 YES, 357 NO
(PASSED OVERALL BY 993 VOTES)
3. Shall Regional School District No. 9 appropriate $4,500,000 for costs related to Joel Barlow Stadium Nest Building and Fields Improvements and authorize the issuance of bonds and notes in the same amount to finance the project?
YES 579 NO 215
REDDING: 620 YES, 305 NO TOTAL: 1,199 YES, NO 520 (PASSED OVERALL BY 679 VOTES)