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School chief outlines budget of $19.8 million for 2012-13

School officials got words of encouragement from Village Board members Monday after interim School Superintendent David Kurzawa presented an outline of the school's 2012-13 budget.

Kurzawa was invited to speak at the public presentation portion of the meeting and give information about the budget that will be before voters next Tuesday. Kurzawa said a taxpayer in the village with a home assessed at $100,000 can expect about a $35 increase if the $19.8 million spending plan is passed. If it is not approved, the district must cut an additional $102,000 from the budget.

In other business

*Village board members said they participated in the opening ceremony for the Little League season and saw improvements done at the field. The ceremony was held Saturday. Since that time there have been reports that people dumped brush and grass clippings at the field. Mayor Kurt Lindstrom asked for residents to refrain from dumping at the site and to refrain from using the Dumpster at the field site for personal trash.

*Wayne Hotelling asked for permission to hold the annual Laurel Run to recognize efforts of people with disabilities. This year's event is the 16th annual run/walk in Silver Creek and will be held July 21.

*Joan Berner, representing the Silver Creek Garden Club, asked the village to consider contributing $200 toward the club's costs. The club plants at seven different municipal sites in the village, including the village gazebo. The club purchased new pots for the gazebo because the ones used last year were vandalized. The annual Garden Faire fundraiser to benefit the club will be held on Saturday, May 19.

*Permission was granted for the Silver Creek VFW to hold a parade and ceremony on Memorial Day, May 28, in the village square. The parade will proceed from Babcock Street to the village square at 10:30 a.m.