By ROBERT S. MERRILL
DAYTON – Patrons of the West Side School District overwhelmingly supported an annual supplemental levy override election on Tuesday, with 99 supporting the measure. Some 14 cast no votes.
Only a simple majority was necessary to approve the measure. The results were made official when Franklin County Commissioners canvassed them on Thursday morning, according to Shauna Geddes, county clerk.
Elections clerk Camille Larsen said the election this year was conducted by the Franklin County Clerk’s office. A new law, passed two years ago by the Idaho Legislature, places the county clerk’s office in charge of all elections in the county and includes all school district, city, fire and library district elections, among others.
Polling places for the override were at West Side High School Library, Clifton Community Center and LDS Church in Weston.
School officials asked patron support of the $90,000 override. The district asked exactly the same amount of monies it has in the past and passage of the levy did not increase property taxes for West Side patrons.
The override has been conducted in the West Side District every year since the district was organized in 1947.
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