is all about community. Consider visiting the free luncheons
in Woodstock, Marbletown and Rochester this year, or giving
via local churches, Helping Hands, or the Olivebridge Food
Pantry, which all need your help. How about donating goods
and money this November 26?
Good News Impending?
County Says Gov’s Close To Okaying Route 28 Finishing
Funds For Spring Start
By Paul Smart
Calls for an additional $7.5 million in funding for completion
of repaving and road repairs along the length of Route 28
through Olive and Shandaken to the border with Delaware
County appear to be moving towards an official state okay
in the coming week or two, according to county sources.
A 6.4 Percent Tax Hike, Even With
Revenue Magic, Draws Deep Concern
By Olive Press Staff
Olive passed its budget for the coming year on Tuesday, November
10, after holding a hearing on the controversial spending plan
the previous Thursday.
The total spending amount of $4,226,510 is offset by a total
of $561,956 in estimated revenues and the use of $475,000 in
unexpended balance amounts, which also get replenished by contingency
elements in the spending plan. The total amount set to be raised
by taxes for the coming year is $3,189,554, an approximate 6.4
percent hike over what town property owners paid in town taxes
this past year.
Onteora Okays Woodstock Solar Proposal As Budget Director Warns
Of Hard Times
By Lisa Childers
Randolph Horner of Solar Evolution, LLC and architect Joseph
Hurwitz approached the Onteora district school board with a
proposal to seek a solar energy grant available through federal
stimulus funding. If won, the grant would bring photovoltaic
solar panels to the roof of Woodstock Elementary. Horner said
he is acting as a consultant free of charge to the district,
but if he and Hurwitz secured the money, they would be managers
of the project at a fee of $25,000, overseeing the project from,
“nuts to bolts.” The project would not use any local