UTICA — The North Fork Board of Education unanimously voted to place an emergency tax levy on the November ballot on Monday.
Proceeds from the three-year 6.8-mill operating levy will be used to pay for the daily operations of the district, including such things as salaries and utilities. Treasurer Jack McDonald said the levy will cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $210 a year, and if approved, will start being collected in June 2011.
Also regarding finances, the board, 3 to 2, approved an agreement with Preferred Meal Systems Inc. to provide frozen food products, consumables and supplies for the operation of the breakfast and lunch programs. David Hayden and Robert Krueger voted against the measure, which McDonald estimated would save the district $110,000. Food service director JoAnn Walton said she was pleased the resolution passed, as the district was looking to cut 14 cafeteria positions to save money.
“Although some will have their hours reduced all the employees are happy to have a job,” Walton said.
Season passes for the 2010-11 school year will cost more than last year. Board members, with the exception of Krueger, approved the rate hike.