WEST SENECA, N.Y. — West Seneca residents expressed their anger Monday night after the town board approved the 2018 budget plan that includes an 8.6 percent tax increase.

The approved tax hike is down more than three percent from their previous proposal.

Councilmembers say for a house assessed at $150,000, homeowners would see a tax increase of about $100.

At past meetings, residents protested the board's plan to save money by closing the community pool for two years.

As part of the new plan, the pool will remain open, though there will be $15,000 in cuts to employee hours and labor.

Some at the meeting say the board ignored their concerns. Others believe the situation was caused in part due to town leadership.