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City budget approved; taxes drop

December 11, 2013

GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council on Tuesday approved the 2014 city budget, which calls for a nearly 2 percent tax-levy decrease, two new city jobs and raises for some city employees and elected......

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Dec-12-13 2:13 PM

How would you propose a more competent Mayor on that pitance of a salary? Maybe you would like to come do the job for free and help the city become more solvent, instead of just whining when anyone does any good. If your not part of the solution, your part of the problem!

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Dec-12-13 12:56 PM

I find it ridiculous that the executive in charge of the city called a 2% tax cut a "pleasant surprise". It wouldn't have been a surprise if he had been doing his job instead of chasing ice cream trucks and posting on Facebook. A competent mayor could have cut this budget 5% last year since that is when the Walmart construction funds began to arrive. And the last thing we need is new employees and raises for the politicians. But this is what you get when all the smart people grabbed moving vans out of here.

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Dec-12-13 10:05 AM

For "1stwardcitizen" benefit, the last time Council members had a raise was 1984. I know because I was a Council member at the time (and voted against it) but 30 years without an increase is a LONG time.

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Dec-12-13 7:36 AM

I have no problem with the new budget. It is a pleasure to have a on time budget with some positive notes for more than a few. I believe the raises were in order as well as the new positions. Well done, to the Mayor and City Council.

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Dec-11-13 6:47 PM

"This is the first time in my term to have a budget with a tax decrease," King said. "I don't know that there are going to be any pleasant surprises going forward. Unless we have drastic cuts in our expenses or a lot of economic upturn, I don't see [tax decreases] really continuing." So let's give ourselves a raise while there is still a little money left.

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