COLUMBUS, NJ –
The Northern Burlington Referendum passed Tuesday night with a final vote of 2300 YES to 1446 NO. (these numbers do not reflect provisional or absentee ballots)
Residents in all 4 townships of the Northern Burlington County Regional School District cast their ballots in a special school election Tuesday night. Voters in Chesterfield, Mansfield, North Hanover, and Springfield were charged with deciding the fate of a 30 year $39.7 million bond referendum for the Northern Burlington High School.
Northern Burlington County School District Superintendent Dr. James Sarruda post on Facebook Tuesday night, saying “On behalf of the Board of Education, administration, faculty, and students, I want to express a most sincere “thank you” to all of the NB’s advocates for supporting this referendum and I want to recognize all who served on our strategic planning committee. So many gave so much to this effort. Your unwavering support and deep commitment to the Northern Burlington County Regional School District and to the communities NB serves is what makes this school so great and what keeps our tradition so strong.”
The overall project qualifies for 26% state aid coverage, which reduces the project to $29.4 million. According to the Referendum website, the average assessed home in Chesterfield is worth $391,063, making their monthly tax impact at $15.38.
NUMBERS BY THE TOWNSHIP:
Chesterfield – YES 722, NO 236
North Hanover – YES 319, NO 187
Springfield – YES 242, NO 316
Mansfield – YES 1017, NO 707
These numbers do not reflect absentee or provisional ballots.