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The Homer Village Trustees met last night (February 27) for a board meeting that had been rescheduled from Tuesday.

At one point during the meeting, Mayor Hal McCabe addressed growing concerns he has with certain legislation proposed in Albany that could have significant impact on the village.

(sound bite from last night’s meeting below)

 

McCabe’s frequent trips to Albany follow his appointment last February as Director of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, working directly under the NYS Senate.

He’ll be featured on next week’s Happening in HomerĀ segment to give a more detailed Albany update on Thursday, March 5 at 9:30 am.


Additional items discussed last night included final comments on the 2020 budget, which officially takes effect on Sunday (March 1) at the start of another new fiscal year.

Village leaders were able to achieve a mere half-percent tax increase for this year’s spending plan.

Last year’s budget also resulted in a $1750 surplus which the board last night approved to be deposited into a village reserve account.

Additionally, they discussed the potential for future improvements to local maintenance projects like tree trimming, road plowing and sidewalk clearing.


Stay tuned with WXHC for next week’s exclusive interview with McCabe and more local news updates in Cortland County.

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