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Holliston Voters Reject Community Preservation Act Exemption

Holliston Town Hall. Credit: Patch
Holliston Town Hall. Credit: Patch

A little more than 500 voters in Holliston went to the polls this week and sent a new person to the Planning Board and rejected a ballot question, according to Elizabeth Greendale, the town clerk.

Nikki Borman bested Rachelle Finn, 234 to 209, to win a single, two-year Planning Board seat to fill a vacancy.

Voters also rejected a ballot question asking whether or not the town should exempt the first $100,000 valuation of commercials and industrial property from the Community Preservation Act surcharge. The vote was 252 voting “no” and 190 voting “yes.” Another 61 people left the ballot blank.

Also, in a vacant Water Commissioner position race, Jared Adams received seven write-in votes while Richard Chartland received three votes.

Overall, 503 voters participated.

The full results of the election can be found online at this link.

pat pereira May 24, 2014 at 10:28 AM
or Yes received 190 votes and No received 252 votes?
Tony Schinella May 24, 2014 at 12:14 PM
Thank you, yes, that's correct, it's been fixed.
pat pereira May 25, 2014 at 11:53 AM
Thanks Tony....that was a good test!

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