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October 14, 2013

Moriah cutting town budget to below tax-cap level

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The Teamsters Union chapter representing the Moriah Town Highway Department gave back 1 percent of 3 percent contractual raises last year, so members got only 2 percent.

In addition, all town employees now contribute some percentage of their health insurance, based on when they were hired.

The town kept most expenditures down in the budget, the supervisor said, although health insurance went up about 10 percent.

TRANSFER STATION

He said they’re running in the black at the town trash transfer station after increasing the cost for a bag sticker from $2 to $2.50.

Usage dropped after the increase, he said, with revenue at the transfer station pegged at $200,000 for the year, compared with $220,000 that had been anticipated.

The operation will at least break even, he said.

Email Lohr McKinstry:lmckinstry@pressrepublican.com

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