Village Trustees Seek to Lower Significant Tax Hike in Preliminary Budget

Budget discussions highlighted Monday's Fredonia Village Board meeting, as trustees continue working towards a final spending proposal for the 2024-2025 fiscal year. Three budget hearings were held at Village Hall last week, and Trustee Michelle Twichell says another hearing will take place on Friday. Twichell says the board needs to further examine the budget, which currently calls for a property tax increase of nearly 19%...

Michelle Twichell: we have to tighten our belts

Mayor Mike Ferguson indicated that the figure is the result of several years of not having continuous annual increases in property taxes and water rates. However, he did emphasize that the 18.91% figure is not a final one...

Mike Ferguson: it's a starting point

Meanwhile, trustees have set a public hearing on the budget for Monday, April 15th at 6:30 PM.


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