Town adopts budget

In the past, Runion said, the town had been more frugal in handling election costs than is the case with the new requirements instituted by the county.

Albany County election mandate costs for the budget would be 9.5 cents per $1,000 of assessed value.

In other business, the town appointed two members, Geoffrey Van Epps and Joe Abbruzzese, to a joint committee with the town of Princetown to study the Route 20 corridor from the Duanesburg town line to Route 158 in Guilderland.

"We applied through the (Capital District Transportation Committee) for a grant to conduct a study for that corridor," said Runion.

The town would work with a committee from Princetown, which has three appointed members, to study the corridor. Guilderland is looking to add one more member to the committee to join Van Epps and Abbruzzese. A third person would be designated at a Tuesday, Nov. 21, meeting.

The town board also passed a resolution allowing the supervisor to apply for a grant application to the Quality Communities Grant Program for an open space inventory in the town.

"We would be applying for a grant of $44,000 against a cost of $55,000," said Runion.

Runion said if the grant is approved, the town would look to find a consultant to conduct the inventory.

The town also scheduled two public hearings for Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. to consider public input prior to the adoption of two local laws that would increase tax exemption limits for senior citizens and disabled people.""

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