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Salina Town Board approves 2012 budget

— At the Nov. 16 special Salina Town Board meeting, the Salina Town Board unanimously approved the 2012 Town Budget.

Despite a challenging economic climate, tte budget increases taxes by only a very nominal amount. The increase will require a homeowner in the town with a home assessed at $100,000 to pay an additional 42 cents in taxes per month next year ($5.04 annually) and a homeowner in the village with a $100,000 valued home to pay an additional 33 cents per month next year ($3.96 annually). The town tax levy continues to be, by far, the smallest burden on the taxpayers as compared to the county and school district tax levies.

“It is a remarkable achievement that, even with the increasing costs in mandates from New York state and less money coming from Albany, the town board was able to find ways to keep our tax rate at an affordable level," Salina Supervisor Mark Nicotra said. "I'm pleased with the way the Board and our employees have worked as a team to accomplish what we have in the 2012 budget."

The Salina Town Board also unanimously approved the 2012 special districts budget. Both budgets will take effect on Jan. 1.

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