South Dansville — The budget discussion for the Town of Dansville continued Thursday night, with the subject matter zeroing in on funds for the highway department.
The 2012 budget is still in its tentative stages, but Supervisor Michael Willis said he expected the tax rate to land somewhere between a small increase or a small decrease. A public hearing is scheduled for the budget at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at the town hall.
Willis said the town won’t go over the newly implemented 2 percent property tax cap.
“It’s a way of creating more paperwork and trying to make (Gov. Andrew Cuomo) look better, I think. He threw this 2 percent out there to the state Comptroller’s Office, and just told them to go work with it,” said Willis. “There was no fine tuning on this whole thing. They don’t know exactly how it will end up.”
The town’s highway fund, pegged right now at an estimated $776,940.44 after the board decided to carry over $130,000 from last year’s funds for a new truck purchase, generated much of the discussion during the meeting.