November 15th, 2017
ARKPORT, NY – The Town of Hornellsville held a Public Hearing Tuesday evening and then passed heir 2018 budget. For next year, they are looking at a total budget of 1,930,485. Of that, $652,000 is to be recouped as revenue while $1,216,000 will be raised by taxes. They will also allocate $63,000 in the unexpected fund balance account. According to Deputy Supervisor Dan Broughton, this works out to be a 1% tax increase. Put into dollars and cents, if you own a $100,000 dwelling, your taxes will go up $30.
Joe Dick, Planning Board head, told the board that Cy’s Shurefine owner Larry Jones will be retiring off the panel in the near future and a replacement is being sought. Dick said he is currently only running with 3 members and decision making is getting tough. Dave Wyre, Parts Manager at Simmons Rockwell, will take over one of the two open positions.
As soon as he board seats 5 again, Dick said they would like to sit down and redo the fee structure for building permits, which at the moment are relatively low compared to other communities.
Dick also reported that the DEC is still delaying construction of the new Nissan Dealership adjacent to Simmons Rockwell because of years of contamination in the adjacent creek by a private contractor. Dick, along with Simmons Rockwell, hopes the matter will be resolved in the very near future.
And finally, the board passed a resolution to have the roof replaced on the Hornellsville Town Hall building. According to board member Bob Mauro, they had budgeted $13,000 for the project months back, and just received a low bid of $8,000 with materials. “We would like to get it taken care of as soon as possible,” said Mauro, “The weather is changing fast and our window of opportunity to get this done before he bad stuff hits is getting shorter.”
Town of Hornellsville 2018 Budget Summary