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2012 town budget moves to next phase

— During the latest meeting of the Cazenovia Town Board on Oct. 3, councilors unanimously approved the preliminary town budget.

Town Supervisor Ralph Monforte said he was happy that the town stayed below the two percent tax cap implemented by Governor Como.

“We made some cuts, and had to pay more in workman’s comp retirement funds than we have in the past, but we were able to bring a zero tax increase to the town and to the village,” Monforte said.

There will be a public hearing on the 2012 budget at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the town offices at 7 Albany St. After this meeting, the town board can make slight changes, if needed, before the budget is passed.

To receive a copy of the town’s preliminary 2012 budget, contact the Town Clerk, Linda Mather, at 655-9213 ext. 6, or matherllc@live.com.

In other board news:

  • The New Woodstock Library was designated as the new polling place for Election District No. 1 in the town of Cazenovia. The library has replaced the Malcom Taylor American Legion Post of New Woodstock. According to Mather, the location changed because the old polling place was not handicapped accessible.

  • The town clerk was authorized to give notice of the seasonal closing of Barrett Road, Fairbanks Road, Stanley Road and Corkinsville Road for the winter.

  • Board members unanimously voted to authorize Town Supervisor Ralph Monforte to execute the notice of consent to the Village Board’s designation as the lead agency on a proposed village annexation of property for the construction of a Nice N Easy gas station.

  • There is an upcoming meeting at 7 p.m. on Oct. 24 about potentially installing vacuum sewers around Cazenovia Lake. AIRVAC, a company that specializes in vacuum sewer systems, will make a presentation.

Andrew Casler is a freelance journalist for Eagle Newspapers. He can be reached through the editor, at editor@cazenoviarepublican.com.

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