Tag Archives: Fund Balance

County proposes 3 percent tax hike

Washington County Budget Officer Brian Campbell is thinking about the next four years when he budgets for today. Campbell said Friday the only way to avoid a sizable tax spike is to accept a modest increase this year. “Looking at it (the budget) one year at a time leads to spikes and the message from […]

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Town move finally here

George Armstrong

The long wait for a new town hall is over. Supervisor George Armstrong said the town has received its change of use certificate from the county and will move into the former Skenesborough firehouse next week. “We got the OK to move in from the county and we plan to make the move on the […]

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School board faces change, challenges

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By Bill Toscano   For schools and boards of education, the new year didn’t start in January, but rather on July 1. In Granville, that meant a new principal at Granville Elementary School, a veteran principal moving from GES to Mary J. Tanner, a new director of special education and two new Board of Education […]

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Village board OKs budget

The village Board of Trustees officially approved the 2012-13 budget during a meeting held last week. The budget calls for a 1.5 percent increase in the tax levy, the amount of money it collects through taxes. The tax levy increased by 4.4 percent last year. The current tax rate is $17.67 per $1,000 of assessed […]

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Board OKs budget

The Granville Board of Education passed its 2012-2013 budget Monday night, moving it ahead to the voters, and students at Granville Junior/Senior High School got an unexpected bonus out of it. Earlier this month, the state increased its aid to the district by $219,898, and while the majority of that will go to decrease the […]

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Town budget includes 10 percent tax increase: Cost of funding retirement cited

The town board unanimously approved its 2012 fiscal budget during a special meeting last Wednesday and homeowners can expect to pay a little more when they receive their tax bills next year. The nearly $1 million budget calls for a 10.02 percent increase in the tax rate, meaning local property owners could expect to pay […]

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School audit clean, costly old error found

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The board of education received bad news Monday night as the school received a fiscal clean bill of health from an external auditor, but found out about an old outstanding discrepancy. Bonadio & Co., Granville School District’s independent external auditor, said they had no qualms about issuing Granville the highest possible marks on the audit […]

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Hartford holds budget increase to one percent

Haff: one percent due to outside factors   The Hartford Town Board continues its frugal ways as the budget passed at its October meeting will increase by just one percent. Supervisor Dana Haff said just one year after dropping the tax levy 15 percent, the levy will just miss remaining flat and rise just about […]

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Hebron will use fund balance to bring budget in under cap

Hebron up ‘almost’ two percent     Hebron Supervisor Brian Campbell said the town’s budget will use nearly $100,000 in fund balance combined with a tax increase to complete the 2012 budget. Campbell said the budget plan has changed little from when the tentative budget was created. The tentative budget is expected to pass as […]

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Board considering tax-cap override

The town board discussed a local law that would override the state’s tax cap which prevents municipalities from increasing the tax levy by more than two percent in a given year. The board proposed the law at their monthly board meeting on Oct. 12. The law, if it’s approved, would give the town the right […]

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Girls fall to Greenwich in opener

A stingy defense was too much for Granville to overcome in season opener Friday night. Granville was held to seven […]

Girls compete with Cougars

The Whitehall girls’ basketball team (0-3) is still seeking its first win of the season. However, the girls stuck with […]

Boys’ hoops handed first loss

After leaping out to a 2-0 start, the Whitehall boys’ basketball team was grounded at North Warren, 65-43. To say […]

Main Street rebounding, says dog salon owner

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By Dan King Malin Shepherd’s new dog salon on Main Street is a sign, she says, that the street is […]

What are you drinking?

Whitehall water

By Dan King If you live in the Village of Whitehall, your drinking water is perfectly healthy. That’s what the […]

Dared by friends, she write a novel

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By Derek Liebig It started with a dare. A few years ago, Granville resident Michele Sargent was having lunch with […]