"Some of the unions seem a little more interested in making some concessions and getting a good contract relatively soon," said Koetzle.
Any agreement with the unions would need to be reach by the 2011 Open Enrollment deadline of Nov. 3. Currently, these concessions are not included in the budget.
"It is unfortunate that some of the unions are holding such a hard line, and they need to get real," said Boulant. "They can't do business the way it was before."
If unions can reach an agreement on health care, then Koetzle said it would be possible to give pay raises from the money that would be saved. He said if they accepted the $5 co-pay increase the town would save around $100,000, which could then be used for raises.
Koetzle said the Town Board will set a public hearing for the budget during their meting on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. and the board will vote on the budget during their meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m.
"We have been working on this budget since we took office in January," said Boulant. "I think this is a cautious budget. It is an eyes wide open budget.""