RSU 40 budget vote June 18

By Beth A. Birmingham | Jun 17, 2014
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham

Union — The five towns in Regional School Unit 40 will hold their budget referendum vote Wednesday, June 18.

Polling times are as follows:

10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friendship and Waldoboro town offices

10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Warren Town Office

2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Union Town Office and Washington, Gibbs Library

The proposed $22.7 million budget is a 2.47 percent increase instead of a perceived 3.37 percent increase over last year for voters — made possible primarily by bringing $200,000 of MaineCare expenditures and reimbursements into the general fund balance, according to Business Manager Karla Miller.

The five-town breakdown of contributions is:

— Friendship, $1,721,612, up 2.01 percent or $34,006 from last year

— Union, $1,961,883, up .11 percent or $2,061

— Waldoboro, $4,560,645, down 1.3 percent or $60,254

— Warren, $3,503,654, up 3.39 percent or $114,754

— Washington, $1,295,527, down 1.12 percent or $14,692

RSU 40 serves the towns of Friendship, Union, Waldoboro, Warren and Washington.

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Beth Birmingham
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Beth rejoined Courier Publications' news staff in February 2013. She previously worked at The Courier-Gazette from 1981 to 1990.

Her coverage area includes Warren, Union, Friendship, Waldoboro, Washington and RSU40.

Beth has a passion for photography, and a degree from the University of Maine at Augusta, in affiliation with the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport.

Aside from photography, Beth enjoys working out, ocean therapy sessions and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 16.

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