2018-19 budget at a glance

2018-19 Budget At a Glance

Approved 2018-19 budget: $55,989,676
Spending Increase: $2,582,710 or 4.8 percent
Tax levy increase: $958,412 or 3.36 percent

On May 15, 2018, the Scotia-Glenville community approved the:

  • $55.989 million 2018-19 budget: 1,480 YES votes and 493 NO votes (75% to 25%). Spending increase of 4.84 percent and projected tax increase of 3.36 percent. That translates to an estimated $119.23 per year of $9.94 per month tax increase for a home assessed at $160,000.
  • $14 million capital project: 1,485 YES votes and 487 NO votes (75.3% to 24.7%). The project includes upgrading the roofs on all six school buildings, upgrades to the middle school and high school auditoriums, a synthetic field where the current football field is located and upgrades to the grass fields. The estimated tax increase is $14 per year for the home assessed at $160,000.
  • $305,000 bus purchase proposal: 1,453 YES votes and 524 NO votes (73.5% to 26.5%). The proposal would purchase five 28-passenger buses to replace five current buses that have high miles and/or mechanical problems. There would be no tax impact in the 2018-19 budget for this purchase.
  • In the race for two seats on the Board of Education:
  • Hal Talbot received 1,199 votes
  • David Massaro received 1,000 votes
  • Gary Normington received 839 votes

Formal budget document – 2018-19
Newsletter mailed to more than 9,000 addresses

2018-19 Tax Rates

The board adopted these 2018-19 rates:

  • Glenville/Scotia: $22.736 per $1,ooo assessed value (2017-18 rate: $22.16 per $1,000 – 2.62 percent increase)
  • Amsterdam: $210.78 per $1,000 assessed value (2017-18 rate: $234.83 per $1,000 – 10.24 percent decline)
  • Charlton: $30.20 per $1,000 assessed value (2017-18 rate: $29-12 per $1,000 – 3.72 percent increase)
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