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No increase in Albion town taxes

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 November 2013 at 12:00 am

ALBION – Town property owners won’t be hit with an increase in town taxes in 2014 after the Town Board approved a $1,894,758 budget.

The town will collect $696,051 in property taxes, the same amount as in 2013. Residents will see their tax rates dip slightly. If you own property in the village, you’ll pay a $2.846 rate per $1,000 of assessed property, which is down from a $2.849 rate.

Outside village property owners will pay $4.25 per $1,000 of assessed property, down from $4.29 per $1,000. The fire protection rate will also dip from $1.171 to $1.167.

The budget was approved last week in a 3-2 vote. Town Board members Tim Neilans and Matt Passarell both voted against it, saying there were more cuts that could have been made. Town Supervisor Dennis Stirk and councilmen Jake Olles and Dan Poprawski voted for the budget.