The Town Board took an early vote on the 2013 budget at its meeting on Monday night and voted 4-1 to exceed the state tax cap and pass a budget with a 4.7% tax levy increase. Democrat Dan Welsh voted against it.
The vote followed much debate about whether or not the budget should exceed the cap, a move that seemed inevitable after Town Supervisor Peter Parsons initially proposed a budget with a 17% tax levy increase.
The board members decided not to budget for road repaving, which is instead expected to be taken care of via bonding.
Read more about the budget and the town’s debt in this week’s Ledger.