Scozzafava pointed out a non-village resident with a home valued at $100,000 will pay $796 in town taxes in 2010, down from $898 in 2009. A Port Henry resident will pay $651 in town taxes in 2010, down from $698 in 2009.
The 2010 budget includes 3 percent pay increases for all town employees. The town clerk and highway superintendent will also get 3 percent raises, while all other elected officials get no pay hike. It's the third consecutive year elected officials have not received a pay raise in Moriah.
Moriah employees will pay an additional 1 percent of their health insurance costs in 2010, bringing the their total contribution to 10 percent. The town will spend $517,324 on employee health insurance in 2010 - 13 percent of the entire budget.