Aquinnah voters agree to overrides, reject Roundabout
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Aquinnah voters answered seven ballot questions at the polls Wednesday, authorizing debt exclusions or Proposition 2.5 questions.
Although the rainy, windy weather promised to diminish turnout, 54 of the town's 385 registered voters, about 14 percent, participated, and they were in a generous mood. They said yes to every question but one.
Aquinnah was the last town to chime in on the question of the Roundabout. In a non-binding question that asked if the Roundabout should be built at the Blinker intersection, voters said no, 9-44.
Voters approved, 33-19, an override request for $175,000, to be added to the general operating budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
Voters approved a request, 44-9, for $25,016 to buy of four Scott Air Packs and cylinders for the fire department.
Voters said yes 44-10 to a Prop. 2.5 request to pay the town's share of the bond issued by the Up-Island Regional School District for new school buses.
They said yes, 41-11, to a similar request to borrow to pay the town's share of the cost of new high school buses.
A Prop. 2.5 request to pay the town's share of a bond issued by the Up-Island Regional School District to pay costs of extraordinary repairs to the West Tisbury School passed, 42-11.
A Prop. 2.5 request to pay the town's share of a bond issued by the Up-Island Regional School District to pay for construction at the Chilmark School passed, 39-13.
A request to pay the town's share of a bond issued by the Up-Island Regional School District to pay costs of the addition and renovation of the West Tisbury School passed 39-13.
There were no electoral contests.
Voters elected: Jim Newman, selectman; Betty Joslow, library trustee; Berta Welch, planning board; James Glavin, board of health; Darren Leport, board of assessors; Carlos Montoya, Martha's Vineyard Land Bank Commission.