Aquinnah voters were slim to turn out to the polls Wednesday night, but approved a large general override question for the town’s operating budget and voiced their disapproval of the proposed roundabout project.
A total of 54 voters turned out to the polls, or 14 per cent of registered voters.
Voters approved a $175,000 Proposition 2 and a half general override for the annual budget by a margin of 33 to 19. Similar override questions also passed, including a $25,000 override for new Scott Air Packs and cylinders for the fire department. Debt exemptions were approved for the costs of new school buses for the up-Island Regional School District 42 to 10, new school buses for the regional high school 41 to 11, repairs done to the West Tisbury School 40 to 11, and construction costs for the Chilmark School 39 to 13.
The last town on the Island to have a say in the roundabout debate, Aquinnah voters overwhelmingly said no to the project, with 9 votes in favor and 44 votes not in favor of the traffic improvement project in Oak Bluffs.
Voters elected selectman Jim Newman to another three-year term on the board with 40 votes and no challenger. June Manning received one write-in vote.
Elected without contest were: Betty Joslow, library trustee, 50 (top vote getter); Berta Welch, planning board, 48; James Glavin, board of health, 43; Darren Leport, board of assessors, 43; Carlos Montoya, Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Commission member, 42.