November 11th, 2017
HARTSVILLE, NY – After a lengthy Public Hearing with many questions coming from the public, a 2018 budget was passed. This year’s total budget comes in at just under $549,000 with revenue at $149,000 and $297,000 needed to be raised by taxes. That equals out to a 0.8% increase in taxes for 2018 compared to 2017.
Supervisor John Bowles, upset with the fact that the fire contract with the village of Canisteo increased 25% from the previous year, and almost 50% from 2015, decided to include half their payment of $46,000 in and unexpected balance account.
Bowles says he plans on fighting the Canisteo Fire and Ambulance contract on many different avenues. “I have been talking to Emergency Management, Phil Palmesano’s office, and an attorney about the sudden spike in our premiums,” said a frustrated Bowles, “And until I hear back from them I am not including their entire fee into our budget. We only make up 7% of their district and to be charged that amount is unfair.”
The only other items in question on the budget were some of the town employee salaries, and after discussion minor changes were made there.
You can view the Hartsville 2018 budget summary below: