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Write-in gets a seat on Lake Placid school board

May 18, 2017
By ANTONIO OLIVERO - Staff Writer ( , Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - One incumbent and two new members were elected to the Lake Placid Central School District Board of Education Tuesday as three candidates sought three open seats.

The lone incumbent candidate, Jeffery Brownell, received 331 votes. The lone challenger listed with Brownell on the ballot, Joan Hallett-Valentine, did even better, receiving 460 votes.

Write-in candidate Daniel Marvin received 170 votes. The Lake Placid-based land surveyor was not listed on the ballot but promoted his candidacy in the week leading up to Tuesday's election.

Hallett-Valentine and Marvin will fill the seats of departing board members Cammy Sheridan and Patricia Stanton, who did not seek another term.

The results were delayed until late Wednesday morning as district personnel didn't release numbers until they had finished counting all paper ballots Wednesday morning. The process took more time due to the inclusion of the write-in candidate Marvin.

As part of Tuesday's election, village voters also approved the school's $19.16 million capital project by an unofficial count of 362 for and 198 against. Voters also approved the $18.7 million budget for the 2017-18 school year by an unofficial count of 416 for and 142 against.

By a vote of 466-to-90, voters also approved the lease of two 66-passenger buses for five years at a cost not to exceed $44,000 per year.



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