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Warrensburg cuts own salaries, freezes pay for elected officials

"I'd like to see them come back," he said, noting they were a pleasant feature of the town, contributing to its ambiance. "While not many people attend, when tourists drive through on Wednesday evenings, they roll their windows down and think 'Warrensburg's got something!'"

The board's budget cuts included reducing the number of teenagers supervising the town summer recreation program, reducing the staff from about 20 to 15.

Town board seeks further spending cuts

One proposed budget cut may save the town more money. Geraghty suggested the board should consider reducing the cost of town employees' health care benefits by increasing their co-pay for medical visits from $25 to $35.

This increase would save a full 4 percent of the projected annual $458,000 cost of the employees' health care benefits, or about $18,000, he said.

Geraghty said the town would make up the $10 difference for every co-pay expense any employee incurred, and the cost of these "make-up" payments would be a few thousand dollars at most.

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