Goodspeed forwarded a resolution to immediately adopt 50 percent of each of the bed tax committee's recommendations so events such as the annual Fourth of July fireworks and the White Water Derby could proceed as planned.
In the interim, town officials will evaluate the 2009 budget to determine how the remainder of the requests could work within an already tight budget cycle.
Several audience members expressed concern over the risk that providing partial funding to a program, without funding the remainder at a later date, could result in the program's failure.
Goodspeed acknowledged the concern and noted that he would be reporting back to the board within the next two meetings after discussing it further with the bed tax committee chairperson, Kelly Nessle, and the town's bookkeeper.
The next regular meeting of the Johnsburg Town Board will be Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Wevertown Community Center.