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Wenham OK's $64,500 in spending

Posted by Marcia Dick  May 15, 2009 01:50 PM

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With a potential school override off the books because it failed in neighboring Hamilton, an underwhelming turnout of 286 of Wenham's approximately 2,700 registered voters turned out to approve a $64,500 Proposition 2 1/2 one-year capital exclusion at Thursday's special election.

The money will be spent on computers, catch basin work, a plow, and a Department of Public Works truck. The vote ran 159-125 in favor, with two blanks.

There was also a question on the ballot for a $1,241,000 debt exclusion for the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District, which was previously approved at Wenham Town Meeting. But the townwide Wenham vote on the school funds became a non-issue when Hamilton Town Meeting said no to the tax hike May 4. Both towns have to support extra taxes for the school district.

-David Rattigan

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About override central Coverage of Prop 21/2 override campaigns in more than 30 communities in Greater Boston.
Christine Wallgren is a correspondent in the Globe South bureau.
David Dahl is the Globe's regional editor.
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