From the Supervisor’s desk
The 2019 tentative budget will be voted on by the Town Board on Tuesday, November 13. This year the Town taxes on a house assessed for $100,000 will increase only $4.93. There are also additional taxes from the various fire districts and lighting districts that can either raise or lower that amount. In this years budget we have added some funding for SEVAC. This ambulance service is the only one for the majority of the town and over the past several years has been running a deficit. The number of volunteers are diminishing and there has become a greater need to hire paid employees. As our community ages, there is a real need to have an ambulance service ready to answer the call. By next year, we hope to have SEVAC as a ambulance district which would be able to better service the needs of Eaton, Smithfield and parts of Fenner and Nelson. See the attached Public Hearing Notice regarding the Town Budget.
The Town of Eaton with assistance from Madison County Planning and Economic Development Department has been approved for a Federal Grant worth $450,000. This grant is for eligible homeowners to get up to $30,000 in exterior home upgrades. This includes painting, siding, windows, and roofs. We will have applications available within the next month. Check our website for information after the Thanksgiving holiday. This is a great opportunity for residents to get a new makeover for the outside of their houses at no cost to them.
On Tuesday, August 14th, the Town of Eaton held a public hearing on the proposed local law that will require septic inspections upon the sale or transfer of title of any property around the lakes in our town. The Town Board will take into consideration the suggestions made at the Public Hearing and vote in October on the proposed local law. I want to thank the over 35 people who attended the public hearing to share their ideas,thoughts and concerns. A link to the local law presented is still at the bottom of this page.