budget

Voorheesville schools are in a better financial position going into the 2020-21 budget season than they were around this time last year. 

With an increase of half of a percent in state Foundation Aid for next year and a limit of $1.6 million more to be raised from taxes, the Guilderland schools are hoping to be able to maintain the programs and staff they have with this year’s $102 million budget.

Westerlo’s tax levy for 2020 is $1,351,230 —a mere hundred dollars beneath the tax-levy limit of $1,351,336.22

Supervisor Sean Lyons

Thanks to more focused revenue projections and a dip into the fund balance, Berne’s 2020 budget promises less spending and lower tax levies.

Supervisor John Dolce

RENSSELAERVILLE — At their Nov. 14 town board meeting, the councilmembers of Rensselaerville adopted Supervisor John Dolce’s first budget by a vote of 4-1. Marion Cooke was the sole dissenter.

Knox’s adopted 2020 budget will have less spending and level taxes compared to 2019.

New Scotland’s adopted budget for 2020 is down from 2019, but, for the third year in a row, the town has increased taxes albeit by a few pennies.

Less is budgeted next year for the command line in the police department: Chief Carol Lawlor is set to retire in mid-January. 

The budget crisis that embroiled the Voorheesville Central School District last year appears at the moment to be solved, after the district increased its monthly prescription-drug premiums.

County Executive Daniel McCoy

At $733 million, Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy’s proposed budget for 2020 has increased about 2.9 percent from this year.

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