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Marilla supervisor releases tentative $2,683,865 budget.

Marilla Supervisor George Gertz released his 2014 tentative budget of $2,683,865, up $25,587 from this year.

It includes a 3 percent negotiated salary increase for the highway and sanitation workers that will also be given to all other employees and elected officials.

An increase in taxes for the Highway Department and fire districts and a hike in the unit fee for the Sanitation Department are included in the budget as well.

The entire spending plan will require a tax levy of $1.2 million, with the exception of the general fund of $952,075 which will require no taxes to support it as revenues of $946,360 and $5,715 from the fund balance reserves will offset any expenditures.

The highway budget is $522,200, and residents can expect an increase in their highway taxes to 65 cents. Owners of a house valued at $100,000 will see their rate go up $.053 per thousand.

The reason for the increase is the bonding for a new plow truck for $100,000.

The Sanitation District budget is $336,400 and needs a tax levy of $325,525 to support it.

The fee per unit due to a bonding of a $190,000 garbage packer will be up $4 to $145.

Due to a voter’s approval of an increase in the firemen’s service or pension awards, taxes will go up for the Special Fire District by 2 cents.

The budget is $328,465 and will require a levy of $328,265 or a tax rate of $1.82 per thousand of assessed valuation.

Water Districts 2, 3, and 4 will continue to pay a flat fee of $125 plus a tax rate.

Water District 2 will pay 34 cents per thousand, an increase of 5 cents, Water District 3 will pay $2.11 per thousand, a decrease of 11 cents; water district 4 will pay a tax rate of $3.79 per thousand, an increase of 1 cent; and Water District 5, the newest district in town, will pay a flat fee of $250 and a tax rate of $4.59 per thousand of assessed valuation, a decrease of 13 cents.

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