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Hallenbeck presents Hudson's 2014 budget

Nov 13, 2013 6:52 am
John Mason is reporting in the Register Star Hudson Mayor William H. Hallenbeck Jr. presented the city's 2014 budget at a meeting of the Common Council, Mon., Nov. 11. Under the proposed spending plan, the tax levy will increase just under one percent. Hallenbeck noted this is the second year in a row the Board of Estimate and Apportionment, consisting of the mayor, Council President Don Moore and City Treasurer Eileen Halloran, managed to bring in a budget with a tax rate increase under the state-mandated two percent. Water and sewer rates will not increase, except for metered customers using more than 10,000 gallons of water. Those users will see an eight-cent hike per 1,000 gallons. Other than contractual increases, there are no raises for city employees in the 2014 budget, Hallenbeck reported. Budgets for the Youth Department, the City Clerk's Office and the Code Enforcement Office will see the largest increases under the plan. A public hearing on the budget will be held Mon., Nov. 18. The Council may vote on the plan at the Nov. 19 meeting. Read the full story in the Register Star.
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