Huntington District Voters to Pick 2 Trustees, Vote on Budget

On Tuesday, voters will choose among three candidates to fill two spots on the Huntington school board, and vote on the proposed school budget of $133,488,443.

Incumbent William Dwyer is on the ballot for another term, while  Michele Kustera and Joseph Mattio are also running. Trustee Bari Fehrs is not seeking re-election.

 District residents can vote from  6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Huntington High School.

The proposed budget totals $133,488,443, an increase of 2.83 percent over the current year’s spending plan. Huntington’s tax levy will increase an estimated 2.58 percent if residents vote to approve the spending plan on next week’s ballot.

The projects include:

Huntington High School

  • Replacement of the original set of boilers that are more than 60 years old: $1.5 million
  • Partial roof replacement: $1 million
  • Turf athletic field replacement: $650,000
  • Perimeter netting system replacement and enhancement at the turf athletic field: $55,000
  • Replacement of goal posts at the turf athletic field: $41,000

J. Taylor Finley Middle School

  • Replace the building’s original student lockers that are 54 years old: $600,000

To be eligible to vote in the election, an individual must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years of age or older, a resident of Huntington School District for at least 30 days and be registered to vote in a general election or with the school district. For more information contact District Clerk Joanne Miranda at (631) 673-2126 or [email protected].

Ballot information

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