Small increase in Taxes to Evans taxpayers
ANGOLA — Town of Evans property owners will likely see an increase in the tax rate between 3 and 4 percent, according to the proposal outlined last week.
About 20 people showed up to the latest town board meeting. Brittany Gloss, director of finance for the town, was asked by Supervisor Mary Hosler to give a brief explanation of what Evans taxpayers are likely to pay next year.
Gloss said the town is still working the numbers, but noted most departmental spending had decreased in the 2018 proposal compared to the current year. The only department that saw an increase was the Senior Center. The primary reason for this was because more seniors in Evans are using the Senior Center and services surrounding it.
With the Senior Center having from 250 to 300 seniors using the facility now compared with only 25 Senior’s in past years.
With a current proposed tax increase, the town would be going over the state-imposed tax cap.
Any Evans resident that has a question about the 2018 Preliminary budget, can get in touch with either Hosler’s office or Gloss at the Town Hall at 8787 Erie Road Angola or they can email either through the town of Evans website at www.townofevans.org.
The next Town of Evans board meeting is 7 p.m. Nov. 15.
Town Councilmen Dennis Feldmann was absent from the meeting.