Earlville proposes slight decrease in tax levy

EARLVILLE – The Village of Earlville has approved a tentative budget for the 2009/2010 tax year, one that proposes a levy decrease from last year.

Earlville’s projected budget totaled $393,441 last year. The proposed budget for next year totals $390,844.

Despite a $3.4 million water system improvement project, scheduled to take place this year, Earlville’s budget contains no increase in water rates. No programs were cut from this year’s budget, although funding for many items was decreased to save money.

“As you can see by the budget, we made it a priority to not raise taxes this year. There is a very modest decrease in the tax levy, but the most important element of the budget is that we have provisions for the water project, for a new pumper truck, maintenance of the many activities that we started last year, and we still kept the tax levy flat,” said Mayor Toni Campbell.

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