Tag Archives: Tax Cap

Village hopes to comply with tax cap

The Village Board of Trustees anticipates being able to comply with the state mandated property tax cap. The board began working on its budget last week, and Mayor Peter Telisky said he expects to keep any tax increase at or below two percent. “We’re going to try (to comply with the cap),” Telisky said. “There’s […]

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School board cuts six positions; academic programs preserved

Facing a shortfall of more than $750,000, the Whitehall Board of Education voted last week to eliminate six positions and reduce another three full-time positions to part-time. The board approved the cuts, which include instructional and non-instructional employees, during last Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting. The district will eliminate one elementary school teacher, a remedial reading […]

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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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Fire Company, village resolving their quarrel

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By Matthew Saari The months-long feud between the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company and the village of Whitehall may soon come […]

Absentee landlords not abiding by law

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By Matthew Saari Last Aug. 30, the Whitehall Village Board passed a law requiring “absentee” landlords – Individuals who own […]

Quarry still focus in Schaff search

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By Krystle S. Morey The lead investigator in the search for a man who went missing after leaving a Granville […]

Former Mount Carmel Church celebrates 150 years

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By Krystle S. Morey Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church held its final Mass on April 12, 2009, but its […]

Fall coaches pine for more players

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By Krystle S. Morey Student athletes took to their respective fields Monday as the fall sports season began. Practices kicked […]

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