Posted at: 08/27/2013 9:44 AM
By: WNYT Staff
HALFMOON – The town board held a public meeting on Monday night to discuss some recent controversies in town.
This year has been a bumpy ride.
The Republican Party elected to replace their own town supervisor after several controversies, and an audit by the state comptroller says the town overestimated its sales tax revenue by $2 million.
The town board says they're working on a new five-year plan to turn around the budget miscues.
“Hopefully going forward with a new town supervisor and board to support that we'll have again a transparent and balanced government in Halfmoon. That's all we want. That's all we could ask for,” said Deanna Stephenson, a Halfmoon Resident.
Members of the town board admit they have work to do, but say they spent down the rainy day fund so they didn't have to raise property taxes during tough economic times.