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Kendall town budget includes tiny tax increase

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 19 November 2014 at 12:00 am

KENDALL – The Town Board approved a $1,646,378 budget on Tuesday that calls for a tiny tax increase of 0.12 percent, well below the 2 percent tax cap.

The budget will increase the tax levy, what the town collects in taxes, from $672,660 to $673,364. The tax rate will increase from $4.430 to $4.435, which is another half penny per $1,000 of assessed property.

The budget includes $1,229,418 in town funds outside of special districts. The districts – water, lighting, fire protection and library – accounted for $416,960.

“We looked at where we can provide services and maintain services and still stay under the tax cap,” said Tony Cammarata, the town supervisor.