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Elections 2016 Results: Teaneck Passes Dedicated Tax, BOE Sees Newcomers

Gladys Hoffler Thomas, center, senior poll coordinator at the Eugene Field School in Teaneck, said, "We're going to break the glass ceiling today." Teaneck voted for Hillary over Trump, 13,778 to 3,887.
Gladys Hoffler Thomas, center, senior poll coordinator at the Eugene Field School in Teaneck, said, "We're going to break the glass ceiling today." Teaneck voted for Hillary over Trump, 13,778 to 3,887. Photo Credit: Lorraine Ash

Teaneck voters are in favor of the tax question on the ballot. Meanwhile, Councilman-elect Gervonn C. Romney Rice ran unopposed and the Board of Education will see some newcomers.

Here's how the votes stacked up. (Note * denotes incumbent.)

Teaneck Council unexpired 2 year (vote for one)

  • GERVONN C. ROMNEY RICE ... 3,595

Teaneck BOE (vote for 3)

  • KATHLEEN L. MUSE ... 1,849
  • DAMARY VARGAS-ZAKEN ... 1,709
  • DAVID DIUGUID* ... 3,488
  • MARTIN RAMIREZ ... 4,203
  • DENISE SANDERS ... 4,279
  • SEBASTIAN RODRIGUEZ* ... 4,068

Municipal Question

Yes:  4,480

No: 3,308

Shall the Township of Teaneck, effective for the calendar year 2017, continue a dedicated tax program and extend an annual tax levy at the rate of $0.01 per $100.00 of assessed value for a period not to exceed four (4) years unless a proposition extending the same is approved by the voters to be allocated among any and all of the following purposes or any combination thereof, so that no less than fifty (50%) percent of the total tax collected over the four (4) year period shall be devoted to acquisition of lands for recreation and conservation purposes; historic preservation of historic properties, structures, facilities, sites, areas, or objects, and the acquisition of such properties, structures, facilities, sites, areas, or objects for historic preservation purposes; and payment of debt service on indebtedness issued or incurred by the Township of Teaneck for any of the foregoing purposes, and so that no more than fifty (50%) percent of the total tax collected over the four (4) year period shall be devoted to the development of lands for recreation and conservation purposes; payment of debt service on indebtedness issued or incurred by the Township of Teaneck for the foregoing purpose; and maintenance of lands for recreation and conservation purposes, provided, however, that all or any portion of the tax collected over the four (4) year period may be devoted to a specific site or project regardless of the aforesaid allocation as determined by the Township Council of the Township of Teaneck by the affirmative vote of at least five (5) members of the Council?

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