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11/06/14 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Councilman Paul Shepherd (left) had some comments about how health insurance premiums are reflected in the 2015 budget. Supervisor Jim Dougherty listened, then left it to Councilman Ed Brown to explain the methodology auditors had suggested be used.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Councilman Paul Shepherd (left) had some comments Wednesday as Supervisor Jim Dougherty listened on how health insurance premiums are reflected in the 2015 budget .

With only a few public officials present Wednesday afternoon, the Shelter Island Town Board concluded its public hearing on the proposed $9.9 million budget for 2015.

It will require that $7.73 million be raised from property taxes. That’s 5.9 percent more than was raised through taxes to support the current year’s budget. (more…)