City of Tonawanda
What you need to know: Tonawanda leaders are hoping a tax credit will encourage voters to forgive the district’s proposed 2.55 percent tax levy increase for the $30.7 million budget. New York is offering to pay the difference between this year’s and next year’s tax bill for qualified homeowners. It encouraged Tonawanda board members to vote for the budget, which includes equipment purchases for students. The budget would also eliminate three positions.
Candidates (Elect 2):
• Diane Misner (i), 56, a pediatric nurse
• Robert Starr II (i), 57, works in the transportation department at Lackawanna Best Western
Total budget: $30,716,755, up 2.87 percent
Tax levy*: $11.53 million, up 2.55 percent
Tax levy increase allowed under tax cap: 4.41 percent
Property tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value: $17.47, down 2.55 percent.
Polls open: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Wellness Gym of Tonawanda High School, 600 Fletcher St.
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