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Proposed Amsterdam town highway tax dies

Amsterdam town Highway Department employees ready snow removal machinery in their Manny Corners Road garage Thursday.
Amsterdam town Highway Department employees ready snow removal machinery in their Manny Corners Road garage Thursday.
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The proposed highway use tax projected to generate $275,000 next year died in a stalemate among Amsterdam Town Board members Wednesday night. Town Supervisor Tom DiMezza proposed the tax, which would have been collected from town property owners and funneled directly into Highway Department accounts, as a measure to balance the town’s tentative $4.1 million 2013 budget. In a vote to schedule the public hearing necessary before implementing the new tax, the board was evenly ...


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