Local referenda defeated Tuesday
In unofficial results, Oneida County voters said no to both referendum questions posed in Tuesday’s election. The county board was seeking approval to raise taxes for 10 years beginning in 2022 to fund road repairs and construction. An advisory referendum asked whether the county should cut $500,000 in services to help pay for road repairs and construction.
In Newbold, the advisory question regarding borrowing $4 million for reconstruction of a town hall and construction of a new town shop also failed. Oneida County canvas officials will verify election outcomes Thursday, April 8.
Question 1: Oneida County – Binding Referendum
Question 1: Under state law, the increase in the levy of the County of
Oneida for the tax to be imposed for the next fiscal year, 2022, is limited to
0.783%, which results in a levy of $14,804,803. Shall the County of Oneida be allowed to exceed this limit and increase the levy for the next fiscal year, 2022, for the purposes of addressing necessary road and bridge construction, by a total of 3.38% which results in a levy of $15,304,803 and include the increase of $500,000 for fiscal years 2023-2031.
NO 3,719 *
Question 2: Oneida County -Advisory Referendum
Question 2: Should $500,000 of County programs and services be cut from the 2022 Oneida County Budget and that $500,000 be applied to the County highway road and bridge construction budget.
NO 4,001 *
Town of Newbold
Should the Town of Newbold borrow up to 4.1 million dollars for reconstruction of an ADA compliant town hall to include secure offices, essential meeting spaces, a new toilet room, kitchen and vestibule; along with the construction of a new town shop and garage which includes upgrading the existing shop to remain as cold storage?