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Public Hearing – November 6, 2019

Public hearing on the preliminary Town budget for 2020 held on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, in the Town Hall board room was called to order by Supervisor Frederick J. Forbes, Sr., at 6:30 p.m.

PRESENT

                Frederick J. Forbes, Sr., Supervisor

                Larry R. Jones, Councilman

                Michael R. Park, Councilman

                Barry E. Warren, Councilman

                Kevin M. Williams, Councilman

                Patrick M. Snyder, Attorney for the Town

                Anita W. Jebbett, Town Clerk

OTHERS PRESENT

                Martin Sweeney, Town Historian

                Shenandoah Briere, reporter, Cortland Standard

                Donald Ferris, reporter, The Homer News

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Supervisor Forbes asked if there were any questions regarding the preliminary budget for 2020.

He explained that the budget would not be voted on that night because the Town was waiting for the Homer Fire District to adopt a resolution overriding the tax levy cap.  Since the Fire District and the Village had not settled on a budget for 2020 at the time of the adoption of the preliminary budget, the amount of the levy for the Fire District had changed.  He said that as soon as the Fire District adopts the resolution, the Town Board will hold a special meeting to approve the budget.

Forbes said that as for the Town portion of the budget, no changes have been made since the preliminary budget was approved in October.

As there were no further comments or questions, the public hearing was adjourned at 6:40 p.m.

                                                                                                                                Anita W. Jebbett

                                                                                                                                Town Clerk