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Hamburg to adopt 2020 budget, under the tax cap

Hamburg Town Board members are poised to approve a $48.75 million budget that raises taxes 2.5%.

The proposed 2020 budget would increase spending by 1.5% – and includes nearly $150,000 in additions the board made to Supervisor James M. Shaw's tentative budget.

"Spending is up a little bit because we didn't cut as deeply into the summer help in Buildings and Grounds," he said. "We did a few more things to equalize pay for some of the department heads."

The board could approve the budget at its meeting at 8 p.m. Monday.

The $28.72 million tax levy is up 2.5%, but remains within the tax cap.

The tax rate for general and highway funds for those living outside the villages of Hamburg and Blasdell would be $11.97 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, up 2.06%.

Those living in the villages would see a tax rate of $5.17, up 1.56%.

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