Weare: Voters reject proposed town and school budgetsBy RYAN O'CONNOR
Union Leader Correspondent
March 13. 2018 11:53PM
Weare voters sent both town and school district officials back to the drawing board after rejecting both the municipal and school district proposed operating budgets Tuesday.
The town’s proposed operating budget of $6,074,660 was rejected by a 668-383 tally. The default budget the town must now operate under is $5,997,260.
Voters also denied a $41,544 article for a new full-time police officer. The article was defeated by a 737-246 vote.
Frederick W. Hippler and Sherry M. Burdick earned two Weare selectmen seats with 574 and 648 votes, respectively.
By rejecting the Weare School District’s proposed operating budget of $15,299,618 by a vote of 542-443, voters have forced the district to revert to a default budget of $15,138,975.
Donny Guillemette and Heidi Colburn defeated Tim Davidson, Miriam McCallum, Susan Morin and Wendy Curry for two open school board seats.