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On Tuesday the City of Tonawanda Common Council is scheduled to adopt is 2018 budget, but will councilors be legally able to vote? A budget hearing notice published in The Buffalo News listed the budget hearing date as Tuesday, Nov. 7, which is Election Day, but the Council had moved its meeting and hearing to Wednesday, Nov. 8. The city's website did list the Wednesday…

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The Grand Island Town Board adopted a $22 million 2018 budget Thursday, which increases taxes slightly and keeps the overall tax levy at the 2.7 percent tax cap. The tax rate on the general fund, the largest amount raised by taxes, decreased by 3.1 percent. Other special funds, such as fire protection, sewer, lighting and refuse, will increase. The entire increase…

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The Tonawanda Town Board unanimously approved a $102 million budget for 2018 Thursday that will raise annual taxes about 8 cents per day, according to Town Supervisor Joseph Emminger. At an equalization rate of 39 percent, the average home is assessed at $50,000 and has an annual tax bill which will rise $29 -- from $1,287 to $1,316 -- at $3.61 per $1,000 in 2018. Th…

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The Town of Clarence set a public hearing on its proposed 2018 budget for 6 p.m. Nov. 15. The preliminary $23.3 million spending plan is up $1 million from the current budget, but Supervisor Patrick Casilio said growth in the town has been able to offset increases. "We've kept (the tax rate) the same or less for a long time," Casilio said. The general fund tax rat…

With City of Tonawanda property owners facing a nearly 5 percent tax hike, the Common Council is mulling a variety of options to cut about $200,000 in costs from the mayor's $22.3 million budget proposal. Despite suggestions, no spending cuts were made during council's budget workshop on Monday. Fourth Ward Councilman Tim Toth proposed eliminating both police captain…

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Calling the state tax cap "totally unrealistic," Mayor Rick Davis unveiled a 2018 budget Tuesday that would raise property taxes in the City of Tonawanda by 4.99 percent. That would be more than two and a half times the state tax cap. The tentative budget of $22.32 million proposes a tax rate of $18.63 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, up from the current rate of $17…

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The closing of the Huntley power plant and health care costs are just a few reasons Town of Tonawanda businesses could see an increase in their 2018 tax bills, for the first time in three years. Homeowners would also see a slight increase. Town Supervisor Joseph H. Emminger on Monday presented a $102 million preliminary budget to the Town Board, including a proposed …