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Frontier voters favor veterans exemption in straw poll

Frontier Central School Board voters are overwhelmingly in favor of the district offering veterans a partial property tax exemption on their school taxes, according to a straw poll conducted by the district.

Nearly 80 percent said they would be in favor of an exemption. About 40 percent favored giving veterans exemptions of up to $30,000 on property values, and about 33 percent favored a $90,000 exemption limit.

The non-binding vote took place May 16, with about 860 people, or 67 percent of those casting a ballot in the school board elections, taking part. Not every participant voted on every question. The district said 22 percent of registered voters cast a ballot in the board election.

School Board members will learn more specifics about veterans exemptions at their Aug. 8 meeting, when a representative from Erie County will explain the different levels, and their effects on tax bills sent to non-veteran taxpayers, Superintendent Bret Apthorpe said.



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