What you need to know: The board’s adopted budget uses $600,000 in reserve funds, down from last year’s $812,000. District officials stressed that reserves are used to lower costs for taxpayers. They added that while $600,000 is budgeted, the full amount might not have to be spent.
Candidates (Elect 1):
• Mark R. Snow (i), 50, trustee and current vice president who has been on the board since 2005
Total budget: $15,241,754, s 2.49 percent
Tax levy*: $5,166,082, s 2.83 percent
Tax levy increase allowed under tax cap: 2.8 percent
Estimated property tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value: $21.31 in North Collins, up 2.8 percent; $21.74 in Brant, up 2.8 percent; $21.31 in Evans, up 2.8 percent; $34.37 in Collins, up 2.8 percent; $46.32 in Concord, up 2.8 percent; and $32.28 in Eden, up 2.8 percent
Purchase of two 41-passenger buses and a van. Funding would come from the Vehicle Reserve Fund and would have no impact on the budget or on taxpayers.
Polls open: Noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, in the gym at North Collins Jr.-Sr. High School, 2045 School St.
For complete coverage and results of the election, come to BuffaloNews.com on Tuesday night.