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"It's very palatable. It will sustain the town and also give us, the town, a base to start building for 2012 when we anticipate more losses from the county," Boyke said.

The goal is to make sure the town stays afloat not just in 2011, but well into the future by having a gradual increase going into the next fiscal year. Boyke said she is fortunate to have two of the best comptrollers around who have the town in mind at all times, as fiscal responsibility is key during budget season.

"We are living to make sure we are sustainable," Boyke said. "It's a small increase rather than no increase now and then [an] astronomical [increase] next year."

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