The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

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November 20, 2013

Area town budgets show minimal changes

Medina Journal-Register — Budget season is upon local towns, and the numbers show minor changes in local municipalities. 

Albion

The Town of Albion passed its budget for the coming year on Nov. 12. The budget showed an overall decrease in the tax rate thanks in part to an overall increase in assessed taxable value.

For homeowners outside the Village of Albion, the tax rate dropped from $4.30 per $1,000 of assessed value to $4.26. Those homeowners in the village limits had their tax rate remain constant at $2.85.

The town budget will look to raise $798,825 in taxes next year, down from $803,151 this year. 

The money to be raised in different water and sewer districts varies depending on the district.

The highway funds for the town, both inside and outside the village, will operate at a decreased cost in 2014. The highway fund for roads inside the village has dropped by $47,800, and the fund for roads in the town only is down $41,400.

The general town fund has also gone down, with the fund for inside the village down $66,700 and the fund for outside the village dropping $500.

All other funds remained relatively constant.

Gaines

The 2014 budget for the Town of Gaines went quite conservative this year and was able to cut its property tax levy from $695,465 to $663,256. The budget was adopted last week.

The tax rate for homeowners inside the Village of Albion will drop in 2014 by nine cents to $5.26 per $1,000 of assessed value. Residents outside the village will see a rate decrease of eight cents to $4.11.

Assessments in the town have increased overall, which helped bring about the drop in the tax rates. Also of note is the highway budget, which was lowered by $10,000.

Water rates in the town will remain the same.

Shelby

At its meeting on Nov. 12 the Town of Shelby adopted its budget for 2014 with a tax levy increase to $1,145,449, up from $1,109,370.

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