Heated end to town board meeting

T he meeting that left the town of Whitehall with an adopted spending plan for 2011 ended with fireworks on Wednesday, Nov. 17, with several heated exchanges betwwen elected officials and town employees.
After the meeting, which saw the board adopt a budget with an increase on 13.62-percent after starting the day faced with a 15-plus percent increase, tensions from the meeting boiled over as town councilman Richard LaChapelle and highway superintendent Louie Pratt exchanged loud words, as did town supervisor Richard “Geezer” Gordon and budget officer Kathy Jones.
For more information on the adopted 2011 budget, see the Nov. 25 edition of the Whitehall Times.

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