Canton town board to discuss 2018 proposed budget at meeting Wednesday
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 5:28 pm

CANTON – The town board here will discuss the proposed 2018 budget at their meeting Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 4:30 p.m., at the municipal building on Main Street.

Highlights of the budget include appropriations of $2,738,882 [down from 2016 and 2017], and $973,780 in tax levy, with a proposed tax rate of $2.60, compared to $2.55 in 2017, said town Supervisor David Button Monday in an email to local media.

The 2018 proposed budget will remain under the state tax cap, Button said.

The board is planning to schedule a public hearing on the budget at the Wednesday meeting, following discussion.

Also at the meeting, board will consider renewal of the village dog pound contract, approve a funding allocation for highway department equipment and review the reappointment of Bob Blewett to the Board of Assessment for another 5-year term.

An executive session has been scheduled during the meeting to discuss personnel issues in connection with the code enforcement office.