Shandaken proposes budget with no tax increase

The Town of Shandaken preliminary 2012 budget has been released, featuring a zero percent tax levy increase. The total proposed spending plan calls for $5,015,880, an increase of $68,803 over the 2011 budget, with the difference made up through such revenue sources as the unexpended fund balance and an increase in fines and forfeited bail.

Supervisor Rob Stanley said the cost-cutting measures would not interfere with services offered by the town. He cited in particular two areas slashed: records management and the assessors’ special project. “The town clerk was receiving funds to record records, but in . . .

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