GLEN - Supervisor Lawrence Coddington said the town budget proposal for 2013 has changed little from the current budget, despite increasing costs for retirement and health insurance.
The budget proposal, which includes $1.5 million in spending, has about $61,000 more in appropriations than last year.
Coddington said the most significant changes are an increase in funds for the town's highway department - with $30,000 added to the department's budget from 2012, totaling $616,200 proposed for department in 2013 - and $3,000 added to the total tax levy.
However, Coddington said, these changes would not increase taxes. Coddington said he expects the tax rate still will be roughly $1.74 per $1,000 of assessed property value for the general fund and about 50 cents for the highway department fund.
From 2011 to 2012, the spending for the town's general fund increased from $520,250 to $535,250. That trend continues in the proposed 2013 budget, rising to $560,420
Last year, the tax levy was $204,441. With the $3,000 increase, the levy would rise to $207,441.
Coddington said money from the fund balance - $101,920 - would be put toward the general fund in the proposed budget, while $76,000 would go to the highway department.
Coddington said the remaining fund balance would be calculated next month, but he estimated somewhere between $100,000 and $140,000 would be left.
The 2013 budget proposal also includes increases in the funding to the Town Court, which has taken on the work of the Fultonville Village Court that closed this year.
"We had some added expenses [with taking more court duties] obviously, but we had added revenues," Coddington said.