Chilmark voters approved a debt exclusion for a new Center for Living facility but voted against funding for a new school administration building at the annual town election Wednesday.

Chilmark became the third town to turn down funding for a proposed $3.9 million school administration building to replace the current superintendent’s building in Vineyard Haven. Chilmarkers narrowly defeated a debt exclusion to pay the town’s portion of the building, with a vote of 69 in favor and 76 against.

West Tisbury voted against the proposal at their town election two weeks ago, and Tisbury voters came out against the proposal at their election Tuesday.

In the other debt exclusion question on the ballot, Chilmark voted 106 to 35 in favor of a county proposal to purchase and renovate a building to house the Center for Living. So far the $1.6 million proposal for the new building, which supporters said would better serve the Island’s aging population, has received approval from all Island towns.

There were no contested races on the ballot. William Rossi was elected to his second term on the board of selectmen with 110 votes.

Also elected without contest were Keith L. Emin, tree warden, 133 votes (top vote-getter); Leonard Jason Jr., board of assessors, 126; Janet Buhrman, board of health, 119; Bruce E. Golden, finance committee three-year term, 121; Vicki Jamieson Divoll, finance committee three-year term, 96; Susan B. Murphy, finance committee one-year term, 123; John K. Eisner, planning board five-year term, 108; Samuel A. Hart, planning board one-year term, 122; Julianna M. Flanders, fence viewer, 128; Jane D. Kaplan, library trustee three-year term, 123; Heather S. Quinn, library trustee one-year term, 116; John O. Flender, cemetery commissioner, 129; Marshall E. Carroll 3rd, constable, 132; Pamela Spear Goff, Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Commission, 131.

Adam DeBettencourt received 16 write-in votes for a vacant three-year term on the finance committee. Keith Emin received 11 write-in votes for a three-year term as surveyor of wood, lumber, and bark; there were no candidates on the ballot. Elisha Wiesner received five write-in votes for a one-year term as surveyor of wood, lumber and bark.

Voter turnout was sparse; 145 people, about 16 per cent of 913 registered voters, cast ballots at the Chilmark Community Center.