continued With the two contentious issues resolved, the board quickly approved three additional amendments and then adopted the 2013 budget by a unanimous vote.
With the budget amendments, the adopted budget includes about a 1.5 percent property tax increase, well under the state-mandated 2 percent tax cap. The budget absorbs a 12 percent increase in health insurance for town employees and continues a program started this year to better maintain town properties and buildings.
“I’m optimistic this budget will afford us a robust building maintenance program,” Vanselow said.
The Johnsburg Town Board meets again at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 20 at Tannery Pond Community Center.