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Durham Town Board approves 2016 budget

Oct 28, 2015 6:13 am
Kate Seckinger is reporting in The Daily Mail the Durham Town Board Tue., Oct. 27, approved the town’s 2016 budget. The measure passed unanimously. Durham Town Supervisor Bill Carr said he is pleased the board was able to stay within the tax cap. The spending plan totals nearly $2 million. Carr said the 2016 budget extends summer programming for children from four to six weeks. He also said the fire department budget will be increased by two percent next year. Carr said the board is already exploring ideas about how to save so the tax increase does not exceed the cap in 2017. Carr said, “We’re pretty frugal – we pretty much have a bare bones stripped down Ford pick-up truck operation.” Carr said although the town will have less discretionary funds, and that staying under the tax cap may be more of a challenge in 2017, he is content for the upcoming year. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.