Two weeks after town meeting, a total of 435 Tisbury voters, or a mere 8 percent of the town’s 3,371 registered voters, went to the polls and approved a Proposition 2.5 question that was critical for plans to examine a new or renovated Tisbury School by a vote of 333 to 100.
Voters said yes to fund the costs necessary for a feasibility study, schematic design, and other related costs for a Tisbury school building project. The ballot vote was the last step necessary for the school to continue on in the Massachusetts State Building Authority grant program, which will guide the process and reimburse a minimum of 41 percent of the costs.
Voters also approved two ballot questions, both of which were moot because they failed to pass at annual town meeting.
A request for engineering and design funds to place underground utilities on Beach Road passed 255 to 159.
An override request, made irrelevant after voters at town meeting voted to transfer an amended amount — $775,000 instead of $500,000 — from the unreserved fund balance to reduce the tax rate, passed 313 to 109.
The following candidates were elected without opposition: Tristan Israel, selectman (341 votes); finance and advisory committee: Jeff Kristal, (301), Barbara Fortes (write-in,13), Lesley Segal Pallas (write-in, 15); Angela Cywinski, board of assessors (318); Michael Loberg, board of health (353); Colleen McAndrews, school board (350); Elmer Silva, water commission (351); James Norton (336), Karen Casper (346), and Ian Aitchison (307), three open seats on the library board of trustees; Dawn Bellante Holand, one-year term on the planning board (316); Holly Stephenson, five-year term on the planning board (310); Michael Ciancio, constable (16 write-ins).
Correction: An earlier version of this report transposed the numbers for Tristan Israel. He received 341 votes, not 314 as earlier reported.