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Draft budget hikes tax rate 8 cents

A proposed $2.74 million budget for the Town of Pomfret in 2009 features a tax-rate increase of 8 cents per $1,000 assessed value.

The tentative spending plan was unveiled Wednesday night during a meeting of the Town Board.

The total proposal includes all expenditures, including special districts. The proposed tax rate would rise to $3.47 per $1,000 within the Village of Fredonia and $4.99 per $1,000 outside the village.

The board has scheduled three workshops to discuss the budget, Monday, Oct. 20 and 27, at 6:30 p.m., in Town Hall. The budget must be adopted by Nov. 20.

Supervisor Donald Steger said he is pleased with the spending plan.

The budget features a 3 percent pay increase for village employees. The budget also factors in price increases for fuel, road salt and insurance.

There will be no reductions in services, Steger added.

On other issues:

*Board members said they believe residents were enthusiastic about the proposed North End Water District during a public meeting on the project held recently.

*The board plans to consider hiring an engineering firm to work with the town on any future proposals for wind farms in the town.

*The board meets next at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Town Hall.

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