Tag Archives: Tax Levy Increase

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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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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Hartford teachers offer giveback to help close budget

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 […]

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Town Board thanks Tatko

Thanks for all you do. Mary Emery, Tom Cosey, Ken Quick and Matt Rathbun take a moment with outgoing interim supervisor Beverly Tatko after presenting her with a Telescope Casual Furniture director’s chair with a custom backing acknowledging her stint on the town board and Washington County Board of Supervisors. Dec. 9, 2010.Custom director’s chair

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 […]

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Supervisors Reject Budget

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. […]

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Tatko to vote ‘No’ on 3 percent budget

  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 […]

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Studying Up for super-elect

Supervisor-elect Matt Hicks listens to a post-meeting discussion Nov. 5 at the village hall.

43 days and counting for Hicks

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Board’s goal is zero percent tax increase

  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. (more…)

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Residents voice opinions, offer suggestions for 2009 county budget

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. (more…)

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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 […]