Slight Tax Increase for Hornellsville in 2019

   Town Supervisor Dan Broughton

November 13, 2018

ARKPORT, NY – After a brief public Hearing, the Hornellsville Town Board unanimously passed a budget Tuesday evening that includes a 1.09% tax increase. “We are well under the 2% tax cap,” said Town Supervisor Dan Broughton, “That was our original goal and we made it and then some.”

The total amount to be raised by taxes is $1,263,383.  Appropriations total $1,914,822 and estimated revenue comes in at $648,848. There is also an unexpected fund balance of $2,591.

Broughton also offered financial numbers for the town in his report. The total balance in their account as of October 2018 is $838,246.

In other news the board passed a resolution that will re-levy unpaid water and sewer bills to the county which will show up in county taxes.

And finally in the public comment period the board was question by a North Hornell village trustee about who would be responsible for paying for the projected 3 new road signs to be put up on the outskirts of North Hornell forbidding commercial vehicles to enter who are over a certain weight limit. The estimated cost of each sign is $300.

Also a resident complained about the water quality at her residence just north of Maple City Dodge with Broughton suggesting she have her water tested and he will see what can be done about it.