CALEDONIA — The Town Board voted unanimously on a local law permitting an increased tax rate over the New York State imposed Tax cap.
The New York State Comptrollers Office has placed the upcoming year’s tax cap at .7 percent, which would equate to an allowable $5,300 potential increase in the Town Budget.
“Our salt alone is going up $40 a ton,” said Dan Pangrazio, Caledonia Town Supervisor. “We average 2,000 ton year so that’s 20k right there alone.”
Adding to the anticipated pile of increased costs, the Town of Caledonia is looking at an approximate $8,000 increase in health care costs and another $8,000 increase in state retirement pension costs.
Pangrazio and the Board would do everything possible to keep the overall tax increase below 1 percent.