Tag Archives: Water Rates

Village eyes 1.5 percent tax hike

The village has released its 2013-14 tentative budget and although officials were able to hold the line on most expenses, the spending plan calls for an increase in taxes to make up for insurance costs and an increase in pension contributions. As proposed, the village’s tax levy, the amount of money it collects through taxes, […]

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Village makes appointments; public hearing on budget set

The Village Board of Trustees reorganized its hierarchy on Monday. The board, in its first regular meeting since last month’s village elections, reappointed a number of its commissioners. Trustee Michael LaChapelle, who for the last two years, has served as water commissioner will now oversee the highway, safety and buildings departments. Ken Bartholomew was appointed […]

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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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Village takes new tack on water

The village of Whitehall has developed a plan it hopes will allow it to recoup delinquent water rates while avoiding the need to shut off service to some users. The board passed a resolution at last week’s meeting to enter into a confession of judgment with users who are willing to make monthly payments but […]

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Village board OKs budget

The village Board of Trustees officially approved the 2012-13 budget during a meeting held last week. The budget calls for a 1.5 percent increase in the tax levy, the amount of money it collects through taxes. The tax levy increased by 4.4 percent last year. The current tax rate is $17.67 per $1,000 of assessed […]

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Village water woes deepen

An audit released by the New York State Comptrollers Office describes the financial condition of the village’s water and sewer funds as precarious. Auditors found that water and sewer rates were unable to cover operating expenses and that the village couldn’t account for more than half of the water it processes, costing the village tens […]

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Crackdown for overdue water bills

The village Board of Trustees took the first step toward recovering delinquent funds from water users who reside outside of the village. The board passed a resolution Monday night that gives it the authority to discontinue water services to any resident living outside the village whose water bill is more than 30 days late. Mayor […]

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Village Board Oks budget

By Derek Liebig Village taxes are expected to increase slightly after the Whitehall Village Board adopted the 2011-12 budget during a brief meeting Tuesday afternoon. The board recommended the hike in taxes to help offset a decrease in revenue generated by assessments. The budget calls for a tax levy (the amount of money generated by […]

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Low Bids Save Village $700K

Economic climate, competition for work yield low bids   By Matthew Rice     The water treatment plant project just got smaller for the village of Granville in the best possible way – the bottom line. Officials unveiled bids for construction of the new village water treatment plant Monday afternoon and found their estimates for […]

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Water Funding

Village denied ‘hardship’ low rates cited by EFC Granville residents face the prospect of higher water rates after village officials learned that one of the financing routes for the new state-mandated water treatment plant will not be available to them. Mayor Jay Niles said he received a letter from EFC, or New York State Environmental […]

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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 […]