The Town of Kirkland Board met Monday evening to discuss new business and hold a public hearing on the preliminary 2021 budget.
The meeting began with a moment of silence for Andy Burns. Town Supervisor Bob Meelan talked about what a good person Burns was and his contributions to the area, especially in bringing Kraft Hockeyville to the Clinton Arena in 2018. Two jerseys honoring Burns are installed in the Arena.
In next year’s budget salaries of the Board and the Town Clerks were approved totaling $200,260.
The previous tax rate was lowered to 48 cents per assessed $1,000, following cuts to certain equipment funds. The cuts allow the Town to continue to operate without removing any staff.
No public comments were brought before the Board regarding the budget. The total amendments to the budget are now up to 13 with a net savings of $14,000 across all funds.
The Board then approved transfers of $11,000 from A19904.1 Continency to Unallocated Insurance, Shade Trees, and Garage Expenses, $600....