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Five Greene towns go over tax cap

Dec 12, 2011 12:07 am
The Greenville Mountain View Pioneer (no website) tracks taxes and budgets each town in Greene County, and lists which raised or lowered next year's budgets. Five towns -- Ashland, Catskill, Durham, Greenville, and Halcott -- exceeded the new two-percent state property tax cap next year. And, the unbylined story also notes, that while the county has been slashing its spending to meet budget restraints, spending rose in two departments: the Probation department added $34,845 in its personnel budget and new County Administrator's office added $29,269 to its budget. The breakdown by towns:
• Ashland: 5.6 percent tax increase
• Athens: 1 percent increase
• Cairo: .3 percent decrease
• Catskill: 4.7 percent increase
• Coxsackie: 1.2 percent increase
• Durham: 4.8 percent increase
• Greenville: 2.8 percent increase
• Halcott: 5.6 percent increase
• Hunter: .9 percent decrease
• Jewett: 1.8 percent increase
• Lexington: .6 percent decrease
• New Baltimore: 1.2 percent increase
• Prattsville: 1.2 percent decrease
• Windham: 1.9 percent decrease