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Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBIT­U­AR­IES -

as pen­sion costs. Town boards, vil­lage boards and county leg­is­la­tures may vote to ex­ceed the tax cap with a 60 per­cent vote of its mem­bers.

Board mem­bers last year ap­proved a $3.96 mil­lion 2016 bud­get car­ry­ing a 0.71 per­cent in­crease of $27,740.

Un­der the spend­ing plan there was a $2.7 mil­lion prop­erty tax levy that was un­changed from 2015.

McCord said it is un­cer­tain whether there are enough cuts to keep the 2017 levy un­der the state limit.

“We’re still work­ing on the bud­get and then to get an in­crease like $12,000 for your health in­sur­ance you’re think­ing where can I go with this,” she said.

“We want to do what we’re sup­pose to do but how long can you stay un­der that cap.” Coun­cil­man Kyle Bar­nett, who was su­per­vi­sor when the 2016 bud­get was adopted, said there only so many re­duc­tions that can be made be­fore ser­vices are re­duced.

“You don’t know how much you might have left in re­serve,” he said.

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