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Nips, tucks, shifts as town seeks ways to pay bills

karenb@lakevillejournal.com

CORNWALL — There are many pieces to the budget puzzle. What the Board of Finance will attempt to do at this point is get as clear a picture as possible of how the pieces will fit together as it works on a 2012-13 budget proposal. The goal, of course, is to cover expenses with revenues while assuring there are savings for planned (and unplanned) future expenses.

It will not be an easy year for budgeting. The grand list is down 13.5 percent after last year’s revaluation. That’s $61 million needed to make up at the current mill rate.

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