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Town Board closes landfill on Mondays to save tax dollars

In an effort to reduce local government expenses and contain taxes, the Warrensburg Town Board voted Dec. 9 to close the landfill on Mondays.

Monday was chosen as the one day per week to close the town dump because it is the day with the least visitors, board members said.

The new schedule will start Jan. 1 on a trial basis, Town Clerk Donna Combs said Tuesday.

Commercial water meters to be installed

Water meters are to be installed in January for commercial enterprises. Any business in the Warrensburg hamlet that uses town water and does not have a water meter is urged to call Town Clerk Donna Combs at 623-4561.

The town is in the process of converting to water meters so people and enterprises will pay for the water they use, rather than an arbitrary rate. Beginning at some point in 2011, billing for water will convert to a gallonage rate, beginning with commercial installations. Details of the local water ordinance are to be hammered out in January and February, town officials have said.

Local Bed Tax grants approved

A total stipend of $6,653 was granted to the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce representing $5,000 towards the Chamber's annual advertising costs and $1,653 towards conducting the Worlds Largest Garage Sale, which annually brings 50,000 to 100,000 visitors into Warren County. The Chamber also was granted a stipend of $12,000 Friday from county bed tax funds to promote the 2011 event. The Chamber had asked for $20,000 to promote the sale, but funds were limited - the county had applications for more than $800,000 but the county supervisors doled out $294,500, about the money they have budgeted to receive from the tax.

The Warrensburg Town Board also decided to grant $144 of its share of the bed tax receipts to the Warrensburg Historical Society for advertising costs, and $3,160 to Warrensburgh Beautification for its ongoing efforts: $1,580 for various beautification and landscaping expenses, $730 towards summertime farmers' market costs and $850 towards Christmas in Warrensburgh expenses.

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