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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Classifieds 05/27/14

Hampton Firehouse sale looms

Hampton firehouse

By Joshua Bassett Barring someone petitioning for a public referendum within 30 days of May 20, the Hampton Town Board […]

Whitehall Elementary honors fallen heroes

Winners of the citizenship awards

By Dan King Although the weather started chilly on Thursday, it turned nice just in time for the annual Whitehall […]

Huge turnout for Whitehall parade

Charles Austin and Henry Gurney escort Cathy Aiken to place the wreath

By Dan King “I didn’t even know there were this many people in Whitehall,” a spectator said as he watched […]

Granville High School honors fallen soldiers

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By Joshua Bassett Granville High School’s gym was quiet Friday afternoon as many gathered there to give thanks to the […]

Hot dog contest next weekend

By Joshua Bassett After a one-year hiatus, the “What’s Up Dawgs Hot Dawg Eating Contest” is back. The event will […]

Hundreds join in Granville parade

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By Joshua Bassett Hundreds gathered Monday on Granville’s Main Street and in Veterans Park to honor and celebrate those lost […]

Car rally to boast more than just cars

According to organizers of the Penrhyn Engine Co. Car Rally in Middle Granville, they’ve seen it all over the years. […]

Beauty will be rewarded

The Slate Valley Garden Club is taking submissions for the organization’s annual beautification awards from now until August. Anyone with […]

Pratts question Hampton coverage

By Joshua Bassett During the public participation portion of a Hampton Town Board meeting last week, Arnie Pratt and his […]

Slate Valley Museum to host ‘spring tasting’

By Laura McCusker The Slate Valley Museum in Granville will host its first-ever Spring Tasting on the Alley on Saturday, […]

Granville FFA goes to convention

Granville FFA Convention pic

By Tara Cook New York State FFA 2014-2015 vice-president Seth Browe, was elected to be the 2015-2016 District 3 FFA […]

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