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Glenville budget talks enter ‘silly season’

GOP and Dems spar over campaign claims

— Glenville Supervisor Christopher Koetzle said when Quinn was supervisor he routinely would overestimate benefits expenses, so his current advice is going against his past budgeting tendencies.

The 2012 budget totals nearly $11.6 million and seeks to raise the tax levy by 3.2 percent. Fund balance usage is also dropping again, but at a faster rate than town officials previously planned, which was by 15 percent for several years. The 2012 budget would allocate around $800,000 from the fund balance. The board previously allocated $1.1 million from the fund balance in 2011, which reduced it by roughly $200,000 when compared to what was used 2010.

The three full-time positions and two part-time positions are eliminated through attrition in the proposed budget and the hiring freeze, initiated by Koetzle, is estimated to yield $147,000 in savings. Other cuts in the budget are $76,000 to the Highway Department’s paving and equipment, $10,000 to the leaf pickup program while continuing service, $12,000 from non-town run programs and reducing overtime expenses by $10,000.

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