Tuesday, April 3, 2007

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Certifying The Ballots...

Wouldn't ya know, it looks like one of the New Hartford bond proposals passed after all!

The storm-water management proposition that seeks to address flooding issues in the town passed by at least 60 votes last week, Town Clerk Gail Wolanin Young said Monday after a recount.

After Thursday's vote, the $2 million bond originally failed 843 to 837. The other seven propositions also were defeated.

"It bothered me over the weekend that it was such a close defeat," Young said. "We added the figures again, and we discovered errors in the tally sheets."

The tally sheets from Ward 3 and Ward 4 reported the counts in the wrong order. After the recount, the outcome for at least two bonds changed, she said.

Proposition No. 5, which proposed moving the police department to 1 Oxford Crossing and releasing space at the Kellogg Road facility for the town court use, had failed by just six votes. But after the recount, Young said it was defeated by about 150.

The final vote totals will be available Tuesday, she said.

Strikeslip says pretty much everything that needs to be said over here.