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Water fee flap stalls Amsterdam's budget plan

Rate hike cap means shortage

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The Common Council voted to restore the 3 percent cap on annual water rate increases Friday night, which opened up a $629,389 gap in the city’s 2011-12 tentative budget. The council spent the rest of the meeting trying to eliminate the gap. The council called a special meeting to discuss the tentative budget. But after nearly two hours of wrangling, was still unable to adopt a budget and set another meeting for 6:30 p.m. Monday. ...

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May 8, 2011
5:40 a.m.

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Welcome to dysfunction junction, and meet Laurel, our mayor, and Hardy, our corp. counsel.