Winthrop voters approved eight of 10 Proposition 2 ˝ overrides at a special election yesterday. Passage of the eight measures will generate an added $2.5 million in local tax dollars to fund varied operating costs in the next fiscal year.
Among the big-ticket items passed were $499,324 to keep open the library; $979,073 to continue town trash collection; and $565,000 for the school department. Also passed were tax increases to support the police, fire, Public Works, and Parks and Recreation departments, and for the Council on Aging.
The rejected overrides totaled $134,666. One was for the Planning and Grants office, and the other to be split among the Assessors, Management Information Systems, and Health departments.
A total of 51 percent, or 5,921 of the town’s 11,519 eligible voters cast ballots.