Sherburne budget: 'We're in excellent shape'

SHERBURNE – The Village of Sherburne Board adopted its 2009 budget in January and while it does indicate a tax levy increase, village leaders say they are in good shape to move forward during the difficult times that lie ahead.

“I think we are in excellent shape to take advantage of an economic downturn,” said Village Mayor William Acee. “We are positioned for growth when everyone else is contracting. This means savings for our taxpayers.”

Sherburne’s general fund budget for 2009 totals $966,814 and brings with it a tax levy increase of 1.4 percent. According to Village Clerk Ione Rogers, the increase will bring the taxes up from $6.90 per $1,000 of assessed value to $7 per $1,000 of assessed value.

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