Moran proposes layoffs to fix flaw in fiscal plan

Woodstock supervisor Jeff Moran dropped a bombshell near the end of the Town Board’s October 18 meeting, disclosing a major mistake in the tentative 2012 municipal budget he unveiled two weeks earlier and warning that the town faced dire consequences unless it eliminated the local emergency dispatch department from next year’s final spending plan.

If the Town Board adopted the tentative budget with the error intact, the result would be a 2012 town budget that apparently complied with a state-mandated 2 percent cap on property tax increases, but left the town with a dangerously low “rainy day . . .


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