Tag Archives: Town Budget

LaChapelle seeks cuts in town budget

A member of the Whitehall Town Board has challenged fellow board members to curtail expenses and has proposed an across-the-board reduction in spending. Richard LaChapelle is advocating for sweeping cuts in expenditures as officials begin the process of preparing the town’s 2014 operating budget.  “I’d like to see every department come in with a 5 […]

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Town calls for minimal tax increase

Despite a projected increase in appropriations and a decrease in revenues from sources other than taxes, the Town of Whitehall has proposed a spending plan that calls for almost no increase in taxes. The $1 million budget calls for a 0.12 percent increase in the tax rate, meaning local property owners can expect to pay […]

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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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Move to firehouse starts to take shape

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              Town officials took some time last week to tour their future home as they begin to lay the groundwork for their eventual move from the Canal Corp. Visitors Center to the former Skenesborough Volunteer Fire House. The tour served as a sort of brainstorming session as officials try […]

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Town budget includes 10 percent tax increase: Cost of funding retirement cited

The town board unanimously approved its 2012 fiscal budget during a special meeting last Wednesday and homeowners can expect to pay a little more when they receive their tax bills next year. The nearly $1 million budget calls for a 10.02 percent increase in the tax rate, meaning local property owners could expect to pay […]

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Tatko tells of issues with budget vote

It wasn’t a threat; it was a promise. Granville interim Supervisor Beverly Tatko voted “no” on the Washington County budget for 2011, but she had more reasons than a tax levy nearly 3 percent above what she said she would approve. Tatko said during the meeting she did not believe the vote the supervisors planned […]

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Supervisors keep Transfer stations in county budget

Restructured debt leads to 3 percent

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Whitehall tax rate up 13-percent

The news did not get any better for the Whitehall town budget in the past week. At the public hearing on the preliminary 2011 spending plan on Nov. 4, town budget officer Kathy Jones said there was an increase to the tax rate due to new figures. “We got new information about retirement figures,” said […]

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Sports awards, town board meeting

There will be two thigns going on tonight in the town of Whitehall. First, the Whitehall Central School Athletic Department will celebrate the accomplishments of the 2010 fall sports season with the fall sports awards in the junior/senior high school auditorium at 6 p.m. Teams that whill be honored will include the junior varsity and […]

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Town budget meetings scheduled

The town of Whitehall has scheduled a pair of meetings in order to prepare the 2011 town budget. Due to scheduling conflicts, the budget meeting that was planned for Friday, Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. in now taking place on Saturday, Oct. 30 at 10:30 a.m. at the Pavilion town offices. This is a basic […]

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Washington County Fair in full swing

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By Linda Ellingsworth There’s still plenty of time to experience the excitement of the Washington County Fair. A celebration of […]

Coin drops hurt by bridge work

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By Dan King Those who volunteer their time to serve the people of Whitehall say their coin drop operations have […]

Working together: town, village fixing waterline

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By Dan King For the past week and a half the town and village of Whitehall have been working together […]

Washington County Board opposes Common Core

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By Dan King The third time was indeed a charm for Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff and activist Bob Schulz. Haff […]

Townwide sale next weekend

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By Dan King Bargain seekers will converge on Whitehall Labor Day Weekend, as they seek the best deals around. The […]

Three vying for public safety position

By Christina Scanlon Washington County supervisors have narrowed the field to three candidates for county public safety director and will […]

Recycled teens applauded

By Christina Scanlon Nine honorary members of the Mettowee Valley Senior Citizens were honored last week at a luncheon filled […]

County opposes pregnant inmate restraint changes

By Dan King The state Legislature passed a bill in June that limits the use of restraints on pregnant inmates, […]

Granville, Hartford low opt outs; Whitehall average

By Dan King and Christina Scanlon Students at area school districts opted out of Common Core with less frequency than […]

Eighty-one take part in football camp

By Christina Scanlon Summer football camps for students at Granville are nothing new. Over the years, the players have attended […]

Northshire Freepress – 08/21/15

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