B y Matthew Saari
The Washington County Board of Supervisors approved a 2018 county budget despite objections from several supervisors.

Hartford supervisor Dana Haff

The tax levy will be $32,772,397, an increase of $662,827 or 2.07 percent, which Whitehall supervisor George Armstrong pointed out is under the state-imposed tax cap.
All 17 town supervisors voted, with 12 in favor and five opposed.
The “nay-sayers” were led by Hartford supervisor Dana Haff, the only supervisor who attempted to amend the budget prior to the vote.
Haff proposed slashing $40,000 from the line item ”Expenses on Property Acquired,” which the county uses to repair tax-delinquent properties so they may foreclose on them and sell them.
“We have $263,000 in that account already – I think that’s plenty,” Haff said. “I would like to see that $40,000 taken out to offset the levy – not the fund balance.”

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