***Wappinger Town Board Votes to Oppose Delivery Rate Increases By Central Hudson***
During the December 25, 2021, Regular Meeting of the Wappinger Town Board, Resolution 2021-40 was approved to notify Central Hudson that the Town of Wappinger is against delivery rate increases. Supervisor Richard L. Thurston, Senior Councilman William H. Beale, Councilwoman Angela Bettina, Councilman Christopher Phillips, Councilman Al Casella all voted unanimously to oppose Central Hudson’s proposal. Although the Town Board has no authority in setting electric and gas rates, this statement is clear that any utility increases during the COVID-19 pandemic are not welcomed in Wappinger. The Town of Wappinger is proud to have kept taxes flat with a 0% tax rate increase to ensure that residents do not have any additional financial burdens.