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Towns set dates for budget public hearings

Delving into budgetary details, Warrensburg Town Supervisor Kevin Geraghty punches the keys on his desk calculator Thursday Oct. 4 in his office in the Emerson Town Hall.

Delving into budgetary details, Warrensburg Town Supervisor Kevin Geraghty punches the keys on his desk calculator Thursday Oct. 4 in his office in the Emerson Town Hall. Photo by Thom Randall.

— Town governments in the Adirondack Journal readership will be holding public hearings on their 2013 budgets over the next two weeks.

Lake George

The town of Lake George, in its preliminary stages of budget development, did not release a proposed budget which will be going before Town Board members during the budget workshop scheduled for Nov. 1.

Town of Lake George officials said they could not provide a copy of the tentative budget. No public hearing date was set by press time.

Chester

The town of Chester has a preliminary budget in place. The public hearing will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. The total balance of the general fund is $1,943,362, and the tax rate is proposed at a 1.31 percent.

The property tax will result in about $130 increase for a homeowner with a home assessed at $100,000.

Bolton

The town of Bolton, which recently went through a revaluation of property values, is expected to have the same tax rate for the 2013 fiscal year as it did for the 2012. Last year the tax rate was at 75 cents per 1,000 assessed.

Ron Conover, Bolton town clerk said the proposed budget has a general fund estimated at $2,677,313. The preliminary tax levy is estimated to raise $709,000 in revenue.

The public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. at the town offices.

Warrensburg

The town of Warrensburg’s preliminary budget is available for review and the proposed general fund will carry a total of $1,615,940.20, and the townwide highway fund will be $985,451.50. 

The proposed budget calls for a tax rate of $3.38 per $1,000 assessed. It is a 11-cent increase over 2012 budget increase of $3.27.

The next budget meeting will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m.

Thurman

The town of Thurman’s preliminary budget is proposed to have a general fund total of $515,269 and a highway budget of $927,353. The tax rate will be 3.47 per 1,000 assessed.

The Town Board held its budget meeting on Oct. 30 and will be holding its next board meeting on Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the town offices.

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