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Hampton Bays


6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Hampton Bays Middle School.


The district proposes a $50,833,896 budget for 2017-18, a 1.77 percent increase from the current $49,951,477. The tax levy would rise by 1.52 percent, from $44,184,331 to $44,856,299.

The increase is equal to the district’s tax-cap limit, so a simple majority vote will be required to approve the budget. School taxes on the average single-family home would decrease by 1.76 percent, from approximately $6,049.79 to an estimated $5,943.51.

The budget does not fund staff salary or step increases and does not include any cuts in programs or services.

Voters will be asked to approve two propositions. One would approve a bond of up to $5 million for replacing the high school roof, using $2.8 million from the 2011 capital reserve fund and taxing up to $2.14 million to pay the balance of the project cost.

A separate proposition would allow the transfer of up to $300,000 from the unappropriated and unassigned capital reserve fund balance to the general fund if there is money left at the end of the year to cover the cost of repairs and upgrades to buildings, facilities and grounds.


Incumbent Dot Capuano is running unopposed for an at-large seat. The term is three years.

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