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Woodbury Municipal Budget Vote Today!

Friends of Woodbury,

Vote Yes for Higher Taxes in Today's  Woodbury Budget Referendum! This proposed budget will increase our mill rate from 23.4 to 26.23 resulting in higher real estate taxes. They are blaming it on the town reevaluation. But they are increasing town spending in unneeded pay to town employees and using monies in the Fund Balance, which could be used to keep the mill rate increase down. These are really the causes.

Here is what they should do:

1) By reducing the "pay plan" by an amount - say $100,000, it would have the potential effect of reducing "fringe benefits" expense line item by about $70,000.  The combined effect is therefore approximately $170,000. Unnecessary full time employees’ should be the elimination target that delivers the most cost reduction.
2) By using $350,000 from the Fund Balance, the Town is avoiding the real need to reduce an inflated budget.  Solution = reduce the budget. Don’t pay for an inflated budget with the Town's highly respected fund balance. Using the fund balance to pay for an inflated budget is a total waste of the Town's fund balance.

So today, you'll have your chance to send this proposed budget back for spending reductions or to vote yes for higher taxes!!! What will it be?

Please contact like minded friends to vote today!

Art McNally,  Woodbury
Jerry Plant May 29, 2014 at 06:43 PM
That Guy, I would hope that Sean would use your real name to look up your address and encourage everyone who voted NO to higher taxes to send their new tax increase directly to you so that you can pay it. You obviously have unlimited funds. You go Guy. Thanks for helping us out with our taxes.
That Guy May 29, 2014 at 06:50 PM
Amusing assumptions, but no. I pay to live in a nice town, not some failed ayn rand nightmarescape.
Jerry Plant May 29, 2014 at 09:05 PM
That Guy, 288 votes, 715-427.
Arthur McNally May 29, 2014 at 09:32 PM
Friends, Yes, Jerry is right! The Woodbury Municipal Budget Vote Today was No 715 Yes 427! The No's by 288!! The Board of Finance must meet to revise the budget, hold a public meeting on the revised budget and schedule another vote. So we have our chance to reduce spending, the Mill Rate and our tax increases. Be on the look out for when the next Board of Finance Special Meeting is held and attend!!! Thanks to all who voted NO! Thanks to Jerry and Sean for your support!!!

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