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Posted on October 20, 2016 at 3:52 PM by Steve Peace
In the October 13th edition of the Webster Herald, the complete 2017 Town of Webster budget will be published, line by line will, for residents to look at and compare the 2016 budget numbers to 2017 budget numbers.
The Town Board has been working on the 2017 town budget since the first week of June, and just last week came to finalizing the purposed tax rate for 2017. Once again the imposed tax cap by New York State has played a big part in how we spend your tax dollars. The Tax Cap increase of .68% this year allowed the town budget to go up around $270,000 more than in 2016.
The Town Board was able to stay under the tax cap by raising the rate six cents for 2017 for both the town and village tax rates. The town rate will go from $4.95 to $5.01, and the village rate will go from $4.32 to $4.38. All of the services that you have come to expect will again be funded in the 2017 Budget with no cuts in services planned in 2017.
Watch for your copy of the Webster Herald on October 13th so you can get a firsthand look at the 2017 Town Budget and be prepared to come to the October 20th Public Hearing that will take place in the Town Board Room at 7:30 p.m. at the Webster Town Hall.
Pharmaceutical Waste Pickup Scheduled
There will be a pharmaceutical waste pickup at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, 226 Phillips Road, on Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Any unused, unwanted or expired medication is taken for disposal. No appointment is necessary.
If you do not feel comfortable with your personal information on the bottles, you can remove the pills and put them in a plastic bag for us to dispose of.
The Town Hall also has a CVS Drug Collection unit at the Webster Town Hall. This permanent pharmaceutical waste drop box can be found inside the Webster Town Hall, located at the Police Department entrance, 1000 Ridge Road, during regular business hours of Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Like with the pharmaceutical waste pickup, items accepted at the drop box include any unused, unwanted or expired medication such as prescriptions, prescription patches, prescription medication, prescription ointments, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, samples and medications for pets.
Items that are NOT accepted include hydrogen peroxide, inhalers, aerosol cans, ointments, lotions, or liquids, thermometers, needles (sharps) and medication from businesses or clinics.
If you have any questions about your town government, please feel free to contact me during regular business hours at (585) 872-7068; or email me anytime email@example.com
Ronald W. Nesbitt