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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Gov. Cuomo, Main Street needs a hand from Albany

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Covid-19 has completely changed the way we all live. But along with worrying about keeping themselves and their families healthy, […]

County faces financial ‘uncertainties’

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By PJ Ferguson Washington County officials are clouded by financial uncertainties stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic with County Administrator Chris […]

School slated to resume soon, officials await state guidance

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By PJ Ferguson As the news develops around the COVID-19 pandemic, the Whitehall Central School District faces some changes and […]

Obituary: David G. Morehouse

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Fort Ann, NY – David G. Morehouse passed away at his Dad’s house on March 13, 2020, joining his parents […]

Low COVID-19 numbers in county due to lack of testing, officials say

Washington County has declared a state of emergency resulting in the closure of all non-essential departments.

By PJ Ferguson Washington County officials project that more positive cases of the novel coronavirus exist in the county than […]

Obituary: David J. Little

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Middle Granville, NY – David J. Little, age 60, passed away on March 29, 2020 at his home, with his […]

Obituary: Crispen Winterburn

Crispen Winterburn, 49, of Manchester, NH, died suddenly at his home on Tuesday, March 23, 2020 after a brief illness. […]

Town offices close April 1

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By Matthew Saari The Town of Granville offices will be closed to the public “until further notice” as of April […]

Village, school elections postponed until June

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By Matthew Saari The elections scheduled for both the Granville village and school boards have been pushed back several months. […]

Vermont schools closed, Granville eyes reopening

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By Matthew Saari   Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announced last week that all schools in the Green Mountain State will […]

Washington County: Visitors, stay away

Washington County has declared a state of emergency resulting in the closure of all non-essential departments.

By PJ Ferguson Washington County is urging visitors, weekenders, second-home owners and short-term rental owners to stay away during the […]

Whitehall fiscal health ‘good’

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By PJ Ferguson The village of Whitehall is in good fiscal health, according to the annual fiscal stress report by […]

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