No Tax Rate Increased Planned for 2014, Budget Hearing Scheduled

At its meeting on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, the Board of Fire Commissioners adopted a proposed budget for 2014.  The proposed budget does not plan for a tax rate increase for the second year in a row.  The tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value is proposed to be $0.950943.

The Westmere Fire District will conduct its annual budget hearing on October 15, 2013 starting at 6:30pm.  The hearing will be conducted at offices of the Westmere Fire District, 1741 Western Ave., Albany, NY 12203. Copies of the proposed 2014 budget may be obtained by contacting the Westmere Fire District at (518) 456-6734, online at, or from the Guilderland Town Clerk.   Individuals may offer oral or written comments in favor or against the proposed budget as compiled, or for or against any item or items therein contained.