Village of Fonda Approves Budget for 2017-2018
Fonda, New York, May 1, 2017– Village of Fonda Board of Trustees unanimously approves 2017-2018 Budget. Total budget
for the 2017-2018 fiscal year is $1,122,547, an increase of $60,459 from the 2016-2017 budget.
Mayor William Peeler states that the 2017-2018 budget has maintained the property taxes under the state tax cap with
a tax rate of $8.14 per one-thousand-dollar assessment, a seven-cent increase over last year’s rates. “We still maintain one of the lowest property
tax rates in the county for Villages”, Peeler said.
The adopted budget, that includes maintenance fees for both water and sanitary customers, will allow for the Village to add recommended radio
monitoring of the water storage tank located near the Fonda-Fultonville Central School. The Village, having been plagued with aging
infrastructure issues, will continue its work to improve the water delivery system as well as the sanitary and storm drain systems within the Village and
to outside water customers. The budget has also allowed for the Village to increase its wage levels to remain competitive in the labor market, basing the
increases from the increasing minimum wage requirements in New York State.
The Village has been working with the engineering firm, Laberge Group to improve sanitary transmission lines and the joint waste treatment facility.
In late 2016, the Village Board of Trustees signed an agreement with the McDonald Engineering firm who is near completion of an in-depth study of
improvements and long-term plan for the water, sanitary and storm systems within the Village and for its outside water users.
Originally known as Caughnawaga, the Village of Fonda is the County Seat of Montgomery County, New York with approximately 864 residents. Founded in
1750, the Village of Fonda was named after its founder Douw Fonda. The east end of the village is still to this day often referred to as Caughnawaga. Its name
in the Iroquois language is “Kanawake” and means “above the rapids”.
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Christine Kearns, Village Clerk at 518.853.4335 or email at email@example.com.