budget

The board is looking at ways to balance the budget without depleting savings or exceeding the tax cap. The final meeting to discuss the proposed budget is next Wednesday.

The proposed 2017 budget for New Scotland awaits discussion in three public sessions before being adopted. 

The tax rate will decrease from $4.65 percent per $1,000 of assessed valuation to $4.50,  making the effective tax rate 3 percent lower than it was in 2016.

BERNE — After years of eking out wins, and sometimes facing budget defeats, Berne-Knox-Westerlo saw its $22.6 million budget for next year pass by a landslide on Tuesday.

School and library budgets along with a bus proposition all passed by wide margins on Tuesday.

Programs at the Guilderland public library have "shattered" expectations, its director ways, and electronic usage has soared while circulation of books has increased modestly.

Voters will elect a trustee and decide on the library’s $1.16 million budget on May 17 from 2 to 9 p.m. at the Voorheesville Middle School foyer.

The budget is up three percent from last year, at $2.13 million, and includes increased health insurance costs of more than $30,000.

James Gaughan is the mayor of the village of Altamont.

Berne-Knox-Westerlo plans to use its added state aid to fix one-time problems next year like resurfacing the track or abating asbestos in the elementary-school basement.

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