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11/06/18 10:00am

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Resident Bob Fredericks told the Town Board last week it’s ‘ludicrous’ to budget without a firm handle of the town’s fund balance.

Islanders had an opportunity Wednesday to weigh in on the proposed $12.9 million budget the Town Board has crafted for 2019.

But one resident — Bob Fredericks from Hay Beach — wasn’t waiting until the official public hearing to let the board know he thinks more money could have been taken from the town’s fund balance to avoid having to raise taxes at all. (more…)

08/15/14 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Acting Superintendent Jennifer Rylott with former superintendent Michael Hynes at a budget meeting with the Board of Education in 2013.

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Acting Superintendent Jennifer Rylott with former superintendent Michael Hynes at a budget meeting.

In a just released audit of Shelter Island School District’s finances, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli took the district to task for over-estimating expenses and under-estimating revenues, resulting in a larger than legal surplus. (more…)