While about 88% of Windsor voters stayed home from the polls on Budget Referendum Day, the near 12% that did take the time to express their views about the 2013 Town Budget approved the plan. The final tally from the 2261 people who came out was 1184 YES 1077 no.
The budget was approved by larger margins than last year in 6 of the 7 districts in town but in Rainbow there was a lopsided no vote on the budget for our town. It appears that voters angry over the outcome of the Dollar Tree warehouse decisions, which will bring economic development dollars into the town budget and help pay for services for everyone, pushed for the no vote to became the only district to do so. That issue was very local in Rainbow and did not appear to have any impact with voters elsewhere.
Now with the budget in place for next year – the town moves on….All day kindergarten and curriculum improvements will get back on schedule – services and repairs will go ahead. Things our town needs and people can enjoy will find their ways into Windsor everyday life.
The question still lingers – why did 16,966 skip the vote? Everything must be good for them.
More to come on the matter of participation and voting – stay tuned.
Mayor Trinks and Deputy Mayor Simon give a
big thumbs up to the BUDGET YES outcome… The final tally -
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