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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Taxes, Taxes, Taxes

I intended to simply go back and look at the tax rate increases from the available online "Board Briefings" and instead I was struck by the fact that the School Board votes on the budget in April and then in May the School Board holds their "Budget Public Hearing."  If the Board truly wanted public input on the Budget, why wouldn't they encourage public comment BEFORE they vote on it?

Back to my original purpose for reviewing the Board Briefings: tax rates.  The Board has unanimously approved Budgets that increased the Hamburg tax rate by...

2008: estimated 5% range
2009: estimated 7.5 to 8.2% range*
2010: estimated 2.4 to 3.5% range
2011: estimated 4.4 to 4.7% range

TOTAL TAX RATE INCREASE: 19.3 TO 21.4%

*NOTE: Please correlate with the administrative salary increase and the "$1.8 million" deficit.

3 comments:

adam l said...

thank you for putting all of this information together. its a public service which is long overdue.

Anonymous said...

Lets not forget with the budget crises last year the gifted and talented program at the elementary schools was cut, or whatever they call it now.

Aaron said...

Rucker to run for the board? I don't think that is such a good idea. I do like the idea of Margie Moses running. She was influential as a teacher and administrator. Also did good work as a village trustee. I think Mann wouldn't want to run since he and his wife travel 3-4 months a year.