Tag Archives: Budget

Village of Granville approves budget

By Derek Liebig The Village of Granville ratified its 2015-16 budget Monday evening. The $1.35 million budget increases the tax levy nearly 3 percent, from $1,015,924 to $1,046,114. The resulting increase in taxes is projected to be 3.55 percent and the tax rate is expected to increase from $9.71 per $1,000 of assessed valuation to […]

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Village of Granville taxes to increase

By Derek Liebig A decrease in revenues will lead to a tax increase for village residents. The Granville Village Board on Monday approved a tentative $1.35 million budget that raises the tax levy nearly 3 percent, from $1,015,924 to $1,046,114. The resulting increase in taxes is projected to be 3.55 percent and the tax rate […]

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Dresden makes appointments

The Dresden Town Board made a number of appointments during its annual organizational meeting last month. In addition to his duties as supervisor, George Gang will serve as budget officer, a role his predecessor, Bob Banks also filled. As budget officer, Gang will serve on the Budget Committee as well as the Insurance, Sewer and […]

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100 percent hike in police overtime draws concern

By Jaime Thomas Members of the Granville Village Board were not in agreement about approving the tentative 2013-2014 budget at a meeting Monday night. Trustee Gordon Smith brought up the large, general-fund line item of police overtime pay, which more than doubled from last year from $27,000 to $59,000. “There is one line I have […]

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Town, village work toward relocating police department

The town and village have agreed to a contract that lays the groundwork for the police department’s relocation to the Whitehall Municipal Center. The two sides have been working on a contract for the past few months and Mayor Peter Telisky and Supervisor George Armstrong have each applied their John Hancock to the document in […]

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Hebron Town Board considering property reevaluation

By Jaime Thomas Hebron residents might soon notice that someone’s looking at their properties with a critical eye. That’s because the town is mulling over a reevaluation, which hasn’t been done in five years. Town supervisor Brian Campbell said the process is something the town usually undergoes when a new assessor is appointed, as was […]

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Town agrees to pay increase in insurance deductible

The Town of Whitehall will compensate employees for a four-hundred percent increase in the cost of an insurance deductible for inpatient care. The board approved the measure during last week’s monthly meeting following a request from Highway Superintendent Louie Pratt. Pratt told board members that employees changed their insurance provider and the deductible for inpatient […]

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Town tax receipts down

Whitehall’s town clerk said tax receipts are down more than a $100,000 compared to the same time last year. Julie Millett told board members that as of Feb. 4, she had received $446,496 in county tax receipts from town residents, nearly $112,000 less than the $558,286 she had collected at the same point last year. […]

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Town approves final budget

Hoping to avoid future tax spikes, the Whitehall Town Council ratified its 2013 budget at last Wednesday’s regularly scheduled board meeting. The $1.03 million spending plan calls for a 2.01 percent increase in the tax levy and a corresponding increase in the tax rate. The town was eyeing a 1.99 percent increase but the final […]

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2 firms submit bids for county transer stations

Two private Vermont companies have submitted bids to run Washington County’s transfer stations. County officials opened bids from two Rutland-based companies, Earth, Waste and Metal and Casella Waste Management, to run the five stations. Casella proposed to operate the facilities under a lease agreement, with the county retaining ownership. Earth, Waste and Metal submitted three […]

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Classifieds 11/25/15

Sweeping drug bust nets 11

Drug Bust Press Conference

By Dan King Seven Granville residents were among a group of 11 “mid to high level drug dealers” arrested in […]

Suboxone: A growing scourge in the area


By Dan King Illicit sale and use of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat heroin addiction, is a growing […]

McDonald’s future uncertain

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By Dan King The sign along Route 4 telling drivers that a McDonald’s is coming up on the left has […]

Whitehall, Granville close to finalizing chief contract

Whitehall Police

By Dan King and Jamie Norton In September, Granville Police Chief Ernie Bassett was tabbed to take on the same […]

Hampton may use, restore historic cemetery

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By Jamie Norton The town of Hampton is considering an idea that would allow its residents to be buried in […]

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