taxes

James Gaughan is the mayor of the village of Altamont.

David Crawmer, North Greenbush

“Voorheesville is dependent on the tax levy for the majority of its revenue,” said Superintendent Brian Hunt at a school board meeting last week. 

The budget proposes a standard 2.5-percent raise for all town employees, and no new positions were eliminated or created.

After two years of no tax hike, the Berne-Knox-Westerlo School Board is divided on how much to raise taxes next year.

Town Supervisor Richard Rapp said the town's accounting firm helped prepare the budget for the first time this year.

Rensselaerville's 2015 plan raises taxes for the general and highway funds by 1.3 percent, about half the increase first proposed when the board planned to override the state-set tax cap.

The study commissioned by the county comptroller's office is using an advisory committee, hoping to avoid the perception of an imposition.

The town tax rate is set to decrease for the second year in a row while the spending plan raises salaries and wages for employees and officials.

KNOX — With a generous boost from its savings, the town’s proposed $2.2 million budget carries over many of the same appropriations as last year while remaining under the state limit on tax-levy increases.

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