Tax receipts a positive sign


NORTH EAST — The Town Board was in merry spirits at its meeting on Thursday, June 9, at least when discussion turned to the recent mortgage tax payment it had received — the first of two installments planned for the year.

The town received $41,038.54, more than what some of the board members were expecting, including town Supervisor Dave Sherman.

“It was a positive indication there is some activity out there in the real estate market,” he said. “At least it’s providing us some revenue while we deal with budget expectations. If we can receive that much — hallelujah — more power to it.”

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