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Decoding Village Agendas – April 23, 2018
Meeting of the Board of Trustees
(Open to Public – Televised)
Note: This is a SPECIAL Meeting of the Board to adopt the budget for FY 2018/2019.
Public Hearing to consider Local Law Introductory No. 4 of 2018 to repeal the prior tax cap override Local Law 3 of 2018 and reinstates the tax levy limits imposed by General Municipal Law §3-c. The Village Board had previously adopted a Tax Override law on February 20, 2018. This is done to protect the Village from being penalized by the state if the adopted budget were to exceed the state-imposed Tax Levy limit. As this is not going to be the case, the Override Law must be rescinded prior to adopting the Fiscal Year 2018/2019 budget.
- Village Board to consider adoption of the budget for fiscal year commencing June 1, 2018 and ending May 31, 2019. A public hearing on the proposed budget was held on April 2, 2018. The Board has met with the Departments and the Manager and Treasurer to review the budgets over several meetings beginning in March. The NYS Tax Levy Cap was set at 2% this year. The actual Tax Levy Cap being proposed is 0.47% for the FY 2018/2019. The initial proposed tax levy increase in the Tentative budget, prior to its review, was 1.85%. This will result in an increase of $1.206 for every $1000 of Assessed Valuation. Budgets for the water fund, Sewer Fund and Debt Service are also adopted in this resolution. The Capital Fund will be considered in June.
- To add the past due receivables to the tax bills for the fiscal year June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019. This resolution allows past due bills to be added to the tax bills of the properties for which they are due. The total amount of past due receivables for the General Fund are $2,700. The total amount for Water and Sewer unpaid bills is $94,501.
- To authorize the Mayor to sign the Tax Warrant for the collection of taxes for the period commencing June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019. This resolution directs the Treasurer to collect the taxes based on the approved budget and assessment roll..
- Consider adoption of the Master Fee Schedule for 2018-19. The Village began adopting a Master Fee schedule in 2003 in order to have all the fees available in one place rather than distributed throughout the code. The fees include charges from all the departments according to the costs associated with the specific service rendered.