Sunday, April 22, 2012

Village Okays Park Project

The Village Board okayed a park project for near the bridge last week. In a 5-0 decision, the Board adopted Trustee Morton's proposal to allow the park to become the Timothy Murphy Park, featuring a memorial to the Revolutionary War hero. Trustee Morton would like to see the park completed by summer.

Historical Society Meeting 4/24

The Middleburgh Historical Society is holding a meeting on Tuesday, April 24th. This meeting is also the association's annual meeting. It will take place at 7pm at the Town Hall.

Please attend, we will review the year’s activities, discuss new ideas, and discuss
ways of increasing our membership and ideas on how to preserve our community’s
Annual dues should be mailed to Diane France, Treasurer, Middleburgh Historical
Society, P O Box 308, Middleburgh, NY 12122 or bring check to the meeting.
Individual $10.00 – Family $15.00—Lifetime $150.00

Monday, April 9, 2012

Taxes Steady in New Budget

The new Village Board okayed its 2012-2013 budget at the last regular Board meeting. The meeting was attended by about twenty onlookers, who watched the inaugurations of Mayor Avitabile and Trustees Adams, Morton, and Tinker.

Mayor Avitabile's budget passed 5-0. Within it, there were no tax increases and many new efficiencies. Included was a pay cut of $100 each for the four Trustees and Mayor. There was also consolidation of accounts between the general budget and sewer budget.

The Village budget faced many headwinds, including a 5% drop in property tax value from Irene. In addition, insurance rates went up about 10%, and $10,000 had to be allotted for state retirement. Despite this, the budget gave 2% raises to the employees, especially the hourly earners. There were no layoffs or benefit cuts.