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      Property tax increase in Cicero? Board scheduled to vote on 2012 budget

      We could get a better idea today if taxes will go up in the Town of C icero.

      Today is the deadline for the town board to finalize its budget.

      On Thursday, a number of upset people in cicero met with the town board. They say the board is dragging its feet through the 20-12 budget process.

      Right now, the preliminary budget raises property taxes by 14%, even though a state law caps the limit at 2%

      The Cicero Town Supervisor also had to defend several cuts, including stripping the police department of a half million dollars.

      The board is expected to meet at 6 p.m. to vote on the proposal.

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