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 [...]
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 [...]
A decision by the Hartford Faculty Association has helped the school district close it 2011-2012 budget gap. The association brought an offer of a temporary salary freeze to Superintendent Thomas Abraham after the membership voted to approve a move expected to save the school district about $60,000. The concession was not planned and had not [...]
For stepping into a tough spot at an important time, Beverly Tatko was recognized at the last regular meeting of the Granville Town Board for 2010. The outgoing interim supervisor, who filled in following the death of Rodger Hurley, Tatko was recognized for her efforts at the town and county levels. The tradition for outgoing [...]
The Washington County Board of Supervisors will try again later this month to pass the 2011 county budget after its first attempt failed Nov. 19. Led by Granville’s interim supervisor, Beverly Tatko, others, including Jim Lindsey from Kingsbury, combined to vote down a budget resolution that would have included a 2.6 percent tax levy increase. [...]
Although transfer stations have been restored in the county budget, residents continued to give members of the Washington County Board of Supervisors an earful about trash during a public hearing on Nov. 12. Since the closure of the county transfer stations was proposed last month as a part of an effort to reduce a [...]
Board considers layoffs to meet 0 percent goal The Granville Board of Education heard Monday night the only way to get to its tax rate goal for the 2010-2011budget is to lay off four school staff personnel and spend up to $500,000 of its fund balance.
Discussion of the tentative 2009 Washington County budget became heated Nov. 12 as some Granville residents questioned a supervisor’s intensions towards the sheriff’s patrol.