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R’dam OKs budget in split vote

Fund reallocations deemed legal by town attorney

— DiLeva, before voting to adopt the budget, rebutted Godlewski and said the budget is fiscally sound.

“It is a systematic change that’s going to be awesome for the town,” DiLeva said. “This is the first time I walked in Town Hall in two years and all our employees had a smile on their face. It helps everybody in this town.”

Calder also expressed his support for the budget before voting.

“Hopefully (the budget) is going to make things better in this town, as best they can be under the circumstances with the timing and the economy being what it is,” he said. “Laying off more people and taking services away from the public that pay taxes now, that’s not the answer, it really is not.”

DelGallo again said his tentative budget remains the best spending plan for the town.

“The budget I put out is the budget that I still believe in, defend, and I think this budget has a lot of holes in it using money that it shouldn’t use,” he said. “Time will only tell the truth. Nothing will be hidden that won’t be revealed.”

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