UPDATE: Budgets Pass in All Four Districts
But voter turnouts remain low.
Update, Tuesday, 9 p.m.—A total of 159 ballots were cast in the Fire District No. 3 elections, with 104 being cast in favor of the budget, and 55 against.
In addition, a total of 97 votes were cast in favor of the new incident command vehicle for the Green Knoll Volunteer Fire Company, while 60 were cast against.
Commissioner Jeff Holtz received a total of 125 votes, with 8 write-ins presented on the ballot as well.
Update, Sunday, 9:20 a.m.—Fire District No. 3 reported that the proposed budget of $864,127, with $862,627 to be raised through taxation, passed in Saturday's election with a two-thirds majority vote.
In addition, the referendum question requesting a capital improvement appropriation of $45,000 for an incident command vehicle for the Green Knoll Volunteer Fire Company also passed by a two-thirds majority vote.
According to Jeffrey Holtz, who was voted in for his third three-year term as commissioner, a total of 117 votes were cast, in addition to 44 absentee ballots.
Saturday, 11:30 p.m.
Election results from Saturday's fire district elections are in, and three of the four districts are reporting a passed budget.
In District 1, which is the Martinsville Volunteer Fire Co., the proposed $471,770 budget, with $465,331 to be raised through taxation, passed by a vote of 53 approving and 10 voting against.
William Rose received 58 votes in his run for a three-year term as commissioner, and Howard van Nostrand earned 57 votes to fill the final three-year seat.
In District 2, out of 129 total votes, 73 were in favor of the proposed $439,318 budget—with $405,638 to be raised through taxation—and 42 voted against while 14 abstained.
Fire District No. 2's Debra Brown earned 59 votes to earn a three-year term on the commission, defeating Rob Hanlon, who earned 52 votes. Gloria Langon won a one-year term with 72 votes, defeating John Marsigliano, who earned 45 votes.
And in Fire District No. 4, where only 33 votes were cast, the proposed $546,890 budget, with $510,758 to be raised through taxation, passed by a vote of 31 to 2. Candidates Dave Bereheiko and Carl Spolarich earned 32 votes each to earn their spots on the commission.