NISKAYUNA: Budget under fire

Mark Stuart, another Republican seeking a spot on the town board, has emphasized possible cost savings that could be achieved by Niskayuna sharing its heavy equipment with neighboring municipalities.

"We are looking at some trucks that cost as much as $150,000 each, and if we could work out an equipment sharing agreement with Rotterdam, for example, we would be able to save on that expense," Stuart said. "We could use their cherry picker when they aren't using it or their heavy truck.

"It is possible to coordinate this so that there are some real savings for the taxpayers in Niskayuna," Stuart said.

Republican Scott Stevens, running for a town board seat as well, has also criticized the proposed tax increase as excessive. ""

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