As expected, the Glenville Town Board on Wednesday formally adopted its $18.5 million 2013 budget with a 3.55 percent increase in the tax levy.
Town residents with a home assessed at the average value of $173,000 would see their town property taxes increase by $21, to $592. Scotia residents with a home assessed at the average value of $130,000 would see their taxes increase by nearly $3, to $110.
Supervisor Chris Koetzle said he is pleased that the town has been able to cut its discretionary spending during the last three years on items like equipment and supplies and other expenses outside personnel, retirement and mandated costs. The $100,000 in cuts for 2013 followed cuts of $150,000 in 2012 and $200,000 in 2011.
Total spending including all the special districts like lighting, sewer and water funds is increasing by about 2 percent.