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Town of Amsterdam considers highway use tax

Revenue sought for roads, equipment

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The Amsterdam Town Board is considering implementing a highway use tax to balance the 2013 budget. The idea was discussed at last week’s board meeting along with a $4.1 million preliminary budget. According to Supervisor Thomas DiMezza, the tax would generate a levy of roughly $340,000, money he said the town really needs. “We’ve depleted our fund balance,” he said. “If we don’t implement this tax we’re in jeopardy of running the town into the ...

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