Tag Archives: Tax Cap

County supervisors approve budget

Washington County’s 2013 budget was approved by the county Board of Supervisors on Friday, but not without considerable debate. The budget just snuck through, adopted by a 10-7 vote. The $115 million spending plan calls for a 3.08 percent or $877,000 increase in the county’s $30 million tax levy. The budget will comply with the […]

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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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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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Workers’ comp tangles Hampton town budget

The Hampton Town Board adopted what officials described as a difficult budget during their monthly meeting last Wednesday. Despite holding the line on spending, this year’s budget is expected to increase by about 3 percent because of an increase in the town’s workers’ compensation premium. The town will comply with the state-mandated 2 percent tax […]

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Hampton finalizes preliminary 2013 budget

Hampton town officials were able to hold the line on discretionary spending but an increase in workers’ compensation will likely result in a tax increase for local residents. The Board of Trustees made the final adjustments to its preliminary 2013 budget last week and is eyeing a 3 percent tax increase. “The town tax rate […]

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Town weighs pay hikes in 2013 budget

The town board of trustees is weighing whether it should hand out raises to its employees. The board discussed giving its employees a modest increase in pay during its initial budget workshop held last Wednesday at the Canal Corp. Visitors Center. A final determination has not been made, however, and it remains possible that no […]

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Hampton board makes cuts with eye on tax cap

Officials in the town of Hampton are looking for areas to save money after an initial review of the 2013 budget revealed that expenses would necessitate a tax increase in excess of 2 percent if further cuts were not made. The Board of Trustees cut more than $7,000 from an already tight budget last week […]

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Voters OK $13.2M for schools

Voters in the Whitehall Central School district approved the 2012-13 budget on Monday night. Tuesday’s final tally saw 190 residents vote in favor of the $13.2 million budget, while 25 voted against the spending plan. Voters also elected Jim Brooks to the Board of Education. Brooks ran unopposed and will begin serving a five-year term […]

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Education budget vote next week

The Whitehall Board of Education has presented a $13.2 million budget that would increase the tax levy by 1.98 percent. The proposed spending plan is $257,963, or 1.92 percent less than the 2011-12 budget, but a reduction in revenues and an increase in the cost of employee benefits forced administrators to raise the tax levy […]

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Budget to rise by 1.5%

A decrease in expenditures and a mild winter will enable the village to comply with the 2 percent tax cap. The village finalized the 2012-13 budget last week and will present it to the public next week. And although the budget calls for an increase in taxes, it is below the 2 percent mandated by […]

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Lakes Classifieds – 03/27/15

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Search for Sasquatch resumes, forty years later

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By Dan King It’s been 40 years since the first reported Sasquatch sighting in Whitehall and now the quest to […]

Apathy leaves trustee seat vacant

Candidate pic Ken Bartholomew

By Dan King Whitehall’s mayor-elect, Ken Bartholomew was hoping someone would emerge to take his old trustee position, but that […]

Jane O’Shea resigns, cites issues with board

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By Derek Liebig A Granville principal is resigning at the end of the school year because of a disagreement over […]

Whitehall Elks honor three for service

New Elks officers are sworn into office

By Dan King Ken McKee, an old Whitehall Elk, used to tell his kids that the acronym BPOE stood for […]

Reelected, incumbents face challenges

By Derek Liebig Members of the Granville Village Board will be together for at least two more years. Incumbents Dean […]

Keough to plant community garden

Jensen Keough

By Dan King A Whitehall High School student has come up with a creative way to support local charity and […]

Whitehall school officials want bobsled club back

By Dan King Until this year, Whitehall High School was the only school in the country with a bobsled club, […]

District, school administrators reach pact

By Derek Liebig The Granville Central School District and the Granville Administrators’ Association, with five members, reached agreement last week […]

Karas not concerned about budget

By Dan King Despite fiscal concerns voiced Board of Education member Frank Barber, Whitehall Central School Business Administrator Joe Karas […]

Whitehall/Fort Ann wrestlers raise $600 for cancer research

Julian Barber

Senior wrestler Julian Barber’s charity wrestling idea caught on with his teammates during the season, to the tune of $600. […]